American College of Physicians Wins Innovative Solution Award for Datacap Taskmaster
Recognizes Unique E-Forms And Scanning Solution
November 5, 2004, Tarrytown, NY -- Datacap announced today that American College of Physicians (ACP) has received a 2004 Innovative Solution Award for its Taskmaster implementation, which combines imaging-based data capture and web-based data entry for medical laboratory testing.
ACP's Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) division helps nearly 3,000 medical labs remain certified by the Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) through rigorous testing of lab physicians. Since 1996, Datacap Taskmaster has helped MLE automate the processing of paper-based test results quickly and accurately. In the first quarter of 2004, MLE added web-based data entry, developed in Taskmaster and integrated with the scanning-based capture solution, which enables physicians to submit test data on-line. MLE's new Web Data Entry System (WDES) helps meet customer demand, accelerate processing, and maintain a high degree of accuracy, without adding administrative complexities.
Constance Laubenthal, ACP's Director of Medical Laboratory Evaluation, oversaw the implementation and is gratified by the recognition. "Datacap and ACP work very well together to make this solution a reality and we're delighted the industry has confirmed our vision," she said. "We already knew we had a winner, because our customers have responded very favorably."
Created in 1996 to honor superior applications for their business effectiveness, and co-sponsored by IMERGE Consulting, the Process Innovation Award program presents six Innovative Solution Awards to organizations that have implemented applications that are returning significant business benefit.
Winners are selected based on process improvements that lead to gains in at least one of the following areas: productivity, profitability, ability to adapt to market conditions, or competitive standing/market share.
Judging was performed by an independent panel of industry analysts, including: Michael Bragen of Software Productivity Research LLC; Tom Elliott of Strategy Analytics; Jon Pyke of The Process Factory Ltd.; Don Post and Arthur Gingrande of IMERGE Consulting; and John Parker of Kinetic Information LLC.
About American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include more than 116,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults, reflected in the organization's trademarked phrase "Doctors of Internal Medicine. Doctors for Adults.®" Learn more about ACP by visiting www.acponline.org
About Medical Laboratory Evaluation
ACP's Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) program provides proficiency testing for medical laboratories worldwide. Such testing is a major component of a good quality assurance program and remains the standard of competency most heavily weighed by regulatory inspectors. MLE is part of American College of Physicians Services, Inc. Learn more about MLE by visiting www.acponline.org/mle.
About Datacap Inc.
Datacap Inc. provides software solutions that transform paper into information and efficiently feed information management systems for Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies worldwide. Datacap Taskmaster 6 is a client/server, rules-based capture workflow platform, which provides highly flexible solutions for image indexing and data entry automation. Taskmaster 6 enables scanning, indexing and administration from a browser. Founded in 1988, Datacap is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York. www.datacap.com.
About Kinetic Information LLC
Kinetic Information LLC performs strategic business consulting for buyers and sellers of information technology. Focused on technology's ability to solve business problems, the firm provides practical analysis and high-value recommendations that its clients use to obtain maximum total value from the systems in their charge. Additional information is available on the Web at www.kineticinfo.com.
About IMERGE Consulting
IMERGE Consulting is the leading unbiased consulting organization for electronic imaging, document management, workflow, and related enterprise systems focusing on requirements definition, RFPs, vendor selection and procurement planning. IMERGE helps clients work better, faster, smarter by bridging the gap between process and technology. Additional information is available on the Web at www.imergeconsult.com.
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