EDCO Unveils Solarity® Software at 2012 AHIMA Convention

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – EDCO® Health Information Solutions, a national leader in the management of health information, announced the launch of Solarity® software at the American Health Information Management Association convention in Chicago, Ill. today.  Solarity, advanced document recognition software for scanning and indexing medical records, has been used by EDCO internally since 2008.  Now, the proven power of Solarity is available to hospitals and clinics throughout North America as web-based software.

The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) propelled the healthcare industry into rapid change toward the implementation of electronic health records (EHR).   However, as the industry strives to create a complete electronic patient chart, paper is still a component of the patient record even after the implementation of a leading EHR system.

“As hospitals become more electronic, the paper that remains is more problematic and time consuming to capture electronically.  Finding the right tools to automate this process is critical to creating a complete electronic patient record,” said Rose Devadas, Vice President of Advanced Solutions at EDCO. “Solarity bridges the gap between the paper record and the fully electronic record required for exemplary patient care, the exchange of health information, and expedited downstream billing processes.”

The path to a completely electronic record has many steps and requires the optimization of the entire health record environment.  Solarity software and its defined processes enable the fast, accurate scanning and indexing of paper documents into the electronic chart using a proprietary content recognition engine, document review module, and flexible workflow.  This often overlooked step effects multiple additional processes such as coding and billing in the electronic environment.

Customers utilizing Solarity can easily index and integrate scanned images from the floors, clinics, and the health information management department into the healthcare facility’s existing electronic document management system without the use of bar codes for document recognition.

“Creating Solarity has enabled us to dramatically increase our internal indexing productivity.  We are excited to share this technology with the marketplace so that our customers will be able to realize the same gains in efficiency,” says Chez Tschetter, Chief Information Officer at EDCO.

More information about Solarity can be found online at www.solaritysoftware.com.

About EDCO Health Information Solutions

For more than 50 years, EDCO has assisted healthcare facilities in the digitization of medical records.  Today, EDCO provides software and services to hospitals and clinics throughout North America that enhance electronic health record initiatives.