Healthcare providers today face significant challenges exchanging unstructured patient information with other providers. Meeting security and HIPAA regulatory requirements to avoid patient information privacy breaches and fines continues to be a major pain point. Meaningful Use requirements present additional challenges. Meanwhile, acute, ambulatory, and extended care providers continue to struggle with communication gaps due to inconsistent Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption.
Together, these healthcare information obstacles cause a number of issues for patients and providers including:
- the inability to efficiently diagnose and transition patients;
- delays of care-provider reimbursement that can increase healthcare costs.
- gaps in patients' Continuum of Care, which can increase patient dissatisfaction and risk of payment denials;
Kodak Alaris and Inofile are collaborating to create healthcare solutions that address these critical patient information challenges. The partnership will combine Kodak Alaris' award-winning document capture and information management solutions with Inofile's interoperability expertise and ability to transform unstructured medical information into a common, standards-based format. Together, the companies will address the data challenges facing healthcare providers, and bring structure to unstructured patient information.
"Our companies' innovative technologies address some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today: standards requirements and the exchange of patient information," said Dolores Krutchen, President of Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging division. "We share a common commitment to close the communication gaps around unstructured and structured patient data."
Kodak Alaris will be exhibiting at booth #8164 at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Feb. 23–27. Inofile will also be at the conference providing live demonstrations in the Interoperability Showcase.
"HIMSS14 will be the ideal venue for us to show the industry how our new partnership will help to improve the way unstructured patient information can be shared," said Inofile CEO Jon Elwell. "Our companies are focused on breaking down healthcare's communication barriers, in an effort to help healthcare providers have timely access to the information they need to effectively deliver patient-centered care."
About Kodak Alaris
On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying the speed and agility to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
About Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging Division
Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging solutions enable customers to capture and consolidate data from digital and paper sources, understand and extract valuable insight from the contents, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Our offerings include award-winning scanners, capture and information management software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. With customers ranging from small offices to global operations, Kodak Alaris delivers superior systems and solutions to automate business processes, enhance customer interactions and enable better business decisions.
Inofile technology creates vital links to simplify healthcare. Its groundbreaking software solves one of the most complex and overlooked problems facing healthcare, transforming unstructured medical information into a common, standards-based format. Inofile connects the healthcare continuum with simple, cost-effective technology designed to integrate into any patient care setting. Learn more at www.inofile.com.
The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.