A2iA to Demonstrate Software that Speeds and Simplifies Medical Coding While Still Keeping Costs Down, at 2011 AHIMA Conference

A2iA software automatically lifts keywords from medical documentation and routes the information to the appropriate workflow within Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions.

NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 (AHIMA Booth #426) – A2iA, (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and machine-printed text recognition, and intelligent document classification software, will showcase A2iA DocumentReader™ at the upcoming AHIMA Convention & Exhibit in Salt Lake City, UT, October 2-5. Fully integratable into Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions, A2iA DocumentReader’s advanced recognition technology provides intelligence and meaningful use while streamlining coding applications. By automatically routing the information and identifying key data points and medical terms on both printed and cursive handwritten documents, relieving the medical coder of full research, A2iA DocumentReader optimizes the billing and the revenue cycles by saving time, money and delivering faster results, even with the transition to ICD-10.

“Most coding processes use manual keying and sorting of clinical documentation, but in order to expedite billing and to remain compliant with ICD-10, medical coders must adopt a CAC process that uses intelligent technology, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Natural Language Comprehension (NLC),” said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President & Chairman of the Board. “However, regardless of whether the application utilizes NLP, NLC or another core processor, the solution is only as accurate and efficient as the data that it utilizes.”

Without the use of any third-party technology, A2iA DocumentReader leaves room for customization and complete control of its engines. Printed and cursive handwritten data that is automatically lifted can be mapped to a custom list of medical terms, such as those in a SNOMED dictionary, turning digital data into usable and searchable electronic information. This data can then be automatically routed and indexed to the appropriate category so that the coding process is improved — saving time, money and delivering faster, more accurate results.

About A2iA
A2iA, (@A2iA) Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. The company’s proprietary OCR, ICR and IWR toolkits are available in 23-country versions and 6 languages, and proven to reduce costs, nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, and improve business process automation.