Anoto Announces Increased Presence of Digital Pen Technology at HIMSS12 Las Vegas

EHR adoption is continuing to gain momentum since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.  However, healthcare professionals continue to struggle with digitizing the vast amounts of patient data they need to capture each day. Some have turned to tablet computing or laptops; however, these solutions can be too complicated or too cumbersome because of the challenges associated with complex equipment, training and support. In addition, having to overhaul how physicians do their work day-to-day is a major barrier to EHR adoption.

Digital pen and paper is ideally suited to the new era of electronic health records, and partners in the Anoto network will be on site to share news, discuss customers using their solutions and the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for easy information transfer, compliance and streamlined processes.

This year’s show represents continued momentum with nine different partners highlighting the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for EHR adoption at numerous locations across the show floor

WESTBOROUGH, MA and Las Vegas, NV — February 8, 2012 — Anoto Group, the worldwide leader in Digital Pen technology, today announced that the HIMSS12 conference will mark a milestone for the company this year with the most partners on site to date highlighting their healthcare solutions at various locations across the show floor.

EHR adoption is continuing to gain momentum since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.  However, healthcare professionals continue to struggle with digitizing the vast amounts of patient data they need to capture each day. Some have turned to tablet computing or laptops; however, these solutions can be too complicated or too cumbersome because of the challenges associated with complex equipment, training and support. In addition, having to overhaul how physicians do their work day-to-day is a major barrier to EHR adoption.

Digital pen and paper is ideally suited to the new era of electronic health records, and partners in the Anoto network will be on site to share news, discuss customers using their solutions and the benefits of digital pen and paper technology for easy information transfer, compliance and streamlined processes. Digital pen solutions will be shown at the following locations at HIMSS12:

Booth 8910

ExpeData® partner Integrated Document Solutions, Inc. (IDS) will be showing the Anoto® digital pen technology integrated with their workflow portal AbbaDox.  IDS will demonstrate how patient intake and triage forms can be completed easily using the pen. IDS is a healthcare technology firm providing solutions for clinical documentation and complex workflows in the cloud. IDS offers comprehensive reporting solutions, including powerful front and back-end speech recognition applications, to achieve meaningful use AbbaDox EHR and for radiologists, AbbaDox Rad. IDS also provides modular solutions to improve workflows for inpatient facilities including documenting verbal orders and charge capture using a tablet or smartphone. With IDS integration expertise, facilities can gain functionality without having to replace existing information systems.

Booth # 1629
As more employees participate in health screenings, program managers have been faced with finding ways to improve the screening experience and to engage their employees as they discover their specific health status. At HIMSS, Capturx software from Adapx (Anoto partner) will be demonstrated by collecting attendee interests about the event in the Microsoft booth and to show how customers use this data capture software and Anoto digital pens to streamline the process and increase the number of employee screenings.  Adapx can coordinate briefings between press and Microsoft, in regards to Microsoft’s experience as a customer using Capturx for Health & Wellness Screenings.

Booth # 2023

NextGen Healthcare provides innovative clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. At HIMSS, they will demonstrate NextPen™, which is based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology and is used to capture structured NextGen® Ambulatory EHR data directly from pen and paper. A tiny camera in this pen’s tip captures everything, as it is written or drawn. Simply place the pen in a USB docking station, approve the data, and NextPen automatically fills the structured data fields in a patient’s record. A perfect image of the form is also captured and can automatically be attached to the record, making it ideal for signatures and drawings.

  • Perficient

Booth #1274

As a leading provider of services in the healthcare industry, Perficient has delivered both strategic consulting and advanced technology solutions to many of the top provider, payor, life science and government healthcare organizations.  Capturx will be demonstrated by collecting attendee interests about the event and product demonstrations will be available at the Perficient booth to highlight how customers like KBR use Capturx data capture software from Adapx (Anoto partner) and Anoto digital pens to streamline health screening data capture and reporting for corporate wellness programs.

Booth #2463 (Verizon Booth)

Rover Technology Fusions (RTF) is a form-driven workflow solutions provider offering a robust portfolio of products and services. RTF will be debuting new integration features and support for the new Health Information Exchanges.

Booth # 13537

Booth # 7100

Information Week recently named Shareable Ink one of 12 EHR vendors that “stand out” – out of 1,300 Meaningful Use-certified systems.  Visit Shareable Ink at HIMSS for an interactive demo of our most popular applications including Physician Progress Notes with Charge Capture and Patient History & Signature Capture solutions.  Our solutions will also be showcased in the Allscripts (#3016) and T-System (#4012) booths.  For everyone who mentions ‘DOCTOR’ at our booth, we’ll be making a donation to one of our favorite charities, Doctors Without Borders.

About Anoto Group

Anoto Group is the company behind and world leader in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable conversion of handwritten text into digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 80 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. The Anoto share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic small cap list under the ticker ANOT. For more information visit www.anoto.com.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.