Lexmark Develops BPM Apps for Health Care
Data: Structured and Unstructured "Those EMRs have very good structured data systems, but we can help with all the unstructured content, bringing it to bear so that when somebody logs in to the EMR to look at information on a patient, they can see it all," Rooke explained. "They don't have to leave their core EMR systems." He added that doctors and nurses have found it easy to connect ImageNow with health record applications."All of the files and records that used to be stored in the basement are now stored in ImageNow," Coons added. At the Nov. 2 media event, Lexmark also demonstrated its Patient Admissions and Registration platform, which connects with ImageNow and allows hospitals to pull data from patients' EHRs to print bar-coded wristbands. In addition, the printers can scan in patients' insurance cards and incorporate the data into EHRs. "Sometimes bar codes will be generated from our system, and sometimes they'll be generated from the core clinical system," Coons said. The admissions software connects to the finance system of a hospital." "It's taking unstructured data and relating it to the hospital information system world," Jason Hicks, senior sales engineer at Lexmark's Perceptive unit, explained to eWEEK during the demo.