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Clinical Laboratory Partners with A2iA to Address Double-Digit Growth of Incoming Requisition Forms

A2iA’s technology allows laboratory to scale its business without the need for additional FTEs.

New Orleans / New York, March 4, 2013, (HIMSS13 Booth #4773) A2iA (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and complex data recognition, and intelligent document classification software, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with a U.S.-based clinical laboratory to automatically locate and lift key data from incoming requisition forms.  Implementation Services are also being delivered by A2iA’s Professional Services Team, to ensure the organization meets its aggressive roll-out plan.

According to the deal, the laboratory is experiencing double-digit growth and needs to quickly and cost-effectively process the mounting volumes of requisition forms without increasing its overhead.  A2iA FieldReader™, A2iA’s software recognition toolkit designed for extracting information from structured and semi-structured forms, is helping to scale the lab’s business, allowing them to address growing workflows without the need to hire additional FTEs (Full Time Equivalents).

A2iA’s Healthcare Solutions
A2iA’s Healthcare Team will be at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exposition, Booth #4773, March 3-7, 2013, discussing its software available for integration into healthcare applications, such as those for Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and Claims.  By automatically lifting and indexing printed and handwritten data from clinical documentation, patient charts, lab requisitions and forms, A2iA is addressing the hybrid workflow, reducing costs, improving processing times and helping to ensure patient privacy.

About A2iA
A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification software. A2iA’s award-winning toolkits, available for integration into software applications and for use within BPO / service bureau environments, leave room for customization and help make complex data and cursive handwriting searchable and reportable.  Without the use of any third-party technology,A2iA’s technology is proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing.  For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A2iA Named Among KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management for the Fifth Year

A2iA recognized for its key role in streamlining complex document workflows.

NEW YORK, February 28, 2013 – A2iA (@A2iA), the industry’s leading cursive handwriting and text recognition, and document classification software developer, announced today its inclusion among KMWorld’s 2013 list of 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management, marking the fifth year that A2iA has been awarded this distinction. A2iA’s intelligent data extraction and document analysis technology is proven worldwide to streamline complex document workflows allowing previously inaccessible data to become searchable and reportable.

“A2iA continues to dedicate itself to the creation of innovative recognition solutions that meet the ever-changing knowledge management needs of the Global market,” says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. “KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers and colleagues vote to recognize technologies which impact this space based on real world requirements.”

For more than 22 years, A2iA has been committed to the research and development of its handwriting recognition and document classification solutions to create more efficient ways for organizations to improve business intelligence. Available in 24-country versions and 7-languages, A2iA’s award-winning toolkits are trusted worldwide to streamline document workflows and reduce the need for data-entry throughout industries such as banking/finance, healthcare, insurance, government, and service bureaus/outsourcing firms.

About A2iA
A2iA (@A2iA) is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA’s technology has been improving business process automation and providing a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

About KMWorld
The leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 45,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

 

March 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A2iA Launches A2iA Mobility: Next-Generation Mobile Software, Streamlining Mobile Data Recognition

Paris, New York, February 25, 2013 – A2iA (@A2iA), a trusted name in the Worldwide data capture, document processing, and payment systems markets, unveiled today its newest software toolkit, A2iA Mobility™, bringing about next-generation capabilities for mobile data recognition. With a Global footprint and available for integration into a variety of mobile applications, including mobile remote deposit capture / check deposit, A2iA Mobility is available for Android and soon iOS platforms, and performs all image capture, cleanup (image quality analysis, IQA / image usability analysis, IUA) and data extraction directly on the smart phone or tablet — no server connection is required, delivering an immediate confirmation of the data extracted and uncovering new opportunities for users looking to capture information in remote locations.

“A2iA Mobility is a powerful tool that will enable our partners to apply the same proven capabilities of our traditional software to a new generation of mobile applications, unlocking new opportunities for field agents, as well as financial institutions looking to offer a simpler user experience to their customers,” said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President and Chairman of the Board. “By performing all processes on the local device, A2iA Mobility delivers capabilities for real-time business operations.”

Applicable to various document types including checks, identification documents and other forms and documents, A2iA Mobility is an API, customizable within the host application and changing the way mobile data recognition takes place with a more seamless user experience. Users receive immediate confirmation that all identified data-points have been accurately captured prior to sending to the financial institution or back office, eliminating manual data entry and reducing the number of time the data and image are transferred between parties. Easily interfaceable with existing banking software, such as
internal risk management solutions, A2iA Mobility allows for permission-based functionality to be applied to each transaction, reducing fraud.

About A2iA Mobility™
A2iA Mobility™ is a patent-pending software development kit (SDK) available in multiple country- and language-versions for integration into mobile data capture and recognition applications, such as mobile remote deposit capture. A robust software with the ability to perform all image capture, cleanup and recognition on the native device, A2iA Mobility delivers application diversity by allowing users to broaden their mobile product offerings for applications such as account openings, bill pay, and payment processing.

About A2iA
A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com / @A2iA), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA has been improving business process automation and delivering a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

February 26, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A2iA Enters into Partnership with World-Leading Diagnostic Testing Organization to Modernize Operations within its Primary Business Unit

NEW YORK, September 19, 2012 – A2iA (AHIMA Convention Booth 446), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and complex data recognition, and intelligent document classification software, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with one of the world’s largest providers of diagnostic testing services to help modernize operations within their primary business unit.

According to the deal, and as part of a five year savings plan initiated by the customer’s C-Suite, the organization leveraged A2iA’s R&D and Product Management teams to develop new features within A2iA DocumentReader. Because this venture will completely transform the way business is conducted, it needed to reach a significant level of performance to validate the change and win buy-in from stakeholders within the business, operations and technical teams.

Once deployed, the client will not only speed its processing times, but it will increase its margins and secure flexibility within its workforce by gaining the ability to process laboratory requisition forms from multiple EMR (electronic medical record) vendors quickly and automatically from anywhere in the world.

A2iA DocumentReader Availability

A2iA DocumentReader is an award-winning data extraction and document classification toolkit that leaves room for customization and helps make even cursive handwriting searchable and reportable. Without the use of any third-party technology, it is fully integratable into a wide array of healthcare applications, including those for Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and Claims.

About A2iA

@A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA has been improving business process automation and delivering a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

October 17, 2012 I Written By

Coming Soon: A2iA’s Technology for Mobile!

NEW YORK / PARIS, September 5, 2012 – For more than 20 years, A2iA’s technology has been trusted and successfully deployed within the global payment systems and document processing markets and soon, will be available for mobile devices!

With a history rich in research and development, A2iA’s R&D team is continuously developing innovative capabilities to meet market-demands and has developed a new, cutting-edge recognition and data extraction software that can be applied to a multitude of document types, such as checks and payment documents, ID cards, credit cards and other documents captured on your smartphone or tablet!

Soon available for iOS and Android platforms, this technology will take mobile document processing steps beyond where it is today by advancing solutions and improving the user experience — for mobile banking and document management applications utilized within the Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, and Financial Services industries, and more.

Stay tuned to learn more as we bring this new product and capabilities to market!

For more information:
Wendi Klein, A2iA North America: wendi.klein@a2ia.com / +1 917-237-0390 ext. 4034
Venceslas Cartier, A2iA EMEA: v.cartier@a2ia.com / +33 1 44 42 00 92
Jorge Tavares, A2iA Latin America: jorge.tavares@a2ia.com / +1 917-237-0390 ext. 4028

About A2iA

A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com / @A2iA), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA has been improving business process automation and delivering a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

October 5, 2012 I Written By

A2iA Signs New Deal with Healthcare BPO to Automatically Classify Incoming Medical Charts, Including Those Written in a Providers’ Handwriting

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 – A2iA (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer for cursive handwriting and machine-printed text recognition, and intelligent document classification software, announced today that A2iA DocumentReader™ has been selected by a service bureau (BPO) operating in the healthcare space and will displace another technology.

According to the deal, the customer plans to integrate A2iA DocumentReader to automatically classify more than 1.2 million incoming medical documents each day. With more than 15 different document categories, the mixed workflow contains both machine printed data and physicians’ / nurses’ cursive handwriting from patient charts, clinical documentation, laboratory results and administrative / insurance documents generated by various units from within the providers’ facility.

A2iA DocumentReader is an award-winning data extraction and document classification toolkit that leaves room for customization and helps make even cursive handwriting searchable and reportable. Without the use of any third-party technology, it is fully integratable into a wide array of healthcare applications, including those for Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and Claims. By addressing the hybrid workflow, A2iA DocumentReader delivers access to more usable data – including unstructured information and cursive handwriting that other seemingly similar engines cannot process.

About A2iA

A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA has been improving business process automation and delivering a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

July 17, 2012 I Written By

A2iA Releases New Versions of its Data Extraction and Automatic Document Classification Software to Meet Market Demands

A2iA’s new software versions enable users to achieve higher levels of automation, fostering the push towards intelligent document processing.

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 - A2iA, (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and machine-printed text recognition, and intelligent document classification technology, has released new versions to its software to address end-user requirements. Available in 23-country versions and 6-languages, A2iA’s product line is trusted worldwide to process hundreds-of-millions of documents each year within a wide variety of industries, including banking and finance, healthcare, insurance, government, telecommunications, and service bureaus / business process outsourcing organizations.

A2iA DocumentReader™, an award-winning data extraction and document classification toolkit, automatically locates, captures and routes data from documents that are unstructured and can contain cursive handwriting or information in an unknown location. A2iA DocumentReader 4.0 includes:

  • Automatic detection of check boxes associated with a pre-defined set of labels, such as those fields on a laboratory requisition form.
  • Automatic detection and recognition of Social Security Numbers anywhere on a document.
  • Barcode recognition, including auto-locate and auto-rotate.
  • Improved transcription and keyword spotting for letters, including the header, address, and body text.
  • Name recognition through a custom vocabulary for an address interface.
  • French phone number extraction on printed and handwritten pages.

A2iA CheckReader™, an award-winning software toolkit utilized by 8 of the Top 10 US banks and with over 44,000 ATM deployments in North America alone, captures, in real-time, data from all points on checks and key fields on related payment documents. A2iA CheckReader 5.0 includes:

  • U.S. Financial Documents:
    o Recognize proof of deposit endorsement.
    o Barcode recognition.
    o Recognition of Social Security Number use of a floating field.
  • Canadian Financial Documents:
    o Recognition of check number.
  • Colombia and Dominican Republic Financial Documents:
    o Recognition of amount, numeric, alpha-numeric, cursive and date fields.
  • French Financial Documents:
    o Recognition of “Billet à Ordre” and “Lettre de Change.”
    o Recognition of French Social Security Numbers on forms.
    o Enhancements on RIB recognition.
  • Brazilian and Chilean Financial Documents:
    o Improved recognition on line 1 using regular expression and amount recognition for Chilean documents.
  • Kenyan Financial Documents:
    o Recognition of CAR/LAR, date, code line and presence of a signature.

Since its founding in 1991, A2iA has dedicated its research and development to addressing the needs of today’s changing environment– to foster the push toward automatic document processing. With the end user in mind, A2iA continues to develop its core recognition engines to provide operative solutions for complex data extraction and advanced document classification. Its research lab, one of the world’s largest, continues to dedicate itself to finding ways to process all types of forms, documents and checks automatically, and deliver a visible ROI to its end users.

About A2iA

A2iA’s handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits enhance solutions from integrators and independent software vendors. A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA has been improving business process automation for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

May 5, 2012 I Written By

A2iA Named to ECM Connection’s ‘Top 10 of 2011’

A2iA has been included on ECM Connection’s ‘Top 10 of 2011’ list in two categories – A2iA’s article, “Making History Actionable: Historic Document / Archive Conversion” has been included in the “Top 10 Downloads of 2011” list, and A2iA FieldReader™ Custom Module for Kofax Capture has been named to the list of “Featured Products and Services.”

Annual list details the most impactful technologies and articles of the past year.

NEW YORK, January 10, 2012 - A2iA, (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of document analysis and data extraction technology for unstructured and handwritten contents, announced that it has been included on ECM Connection’s ‘Top 10 of 2011’ list in two categories – A2iA’s article, “Making History Actionable: Historic Document / Archive Conversion” has been included in the “Top 10 Downloads of 2011” list, and A2iA FieldReader™ Custom Module for Kofax Capture has been named to the list of “Featured Products and Services.”

“This is an annual review of the year’s most popular content featured in the ECM Connection newsletter and serves as a helpful overview of where we are in the ECM industry,” said Vicki Amendola, ECM Connection Editor-in-Chief. “By highlighting the most impactful news, technologies, discussions, and events of the past year, we can pinpoint trends in the industry to better prepare you for 2012 and beyond.”

Available in 23-country versions and 6-languages, and trusted worldwide to process hundreds-of-millions of documents each year, A2iA’s software is deployed throughout a multitude of industries, including banking / finance, healthcare, insurance, government, and service bureaus / business process outsourcing firms. Proven to make unstructured, complex data searchable and reportable, A2iA reduces operating costs and manual document processing, even with reduced resources.

With over 30,000 registered subscribers, ECM Connection’s ‘Top Ten’ lists are published annually and are selected by their readers based on tallying the most-clicked content from the past year. For more information on ECM Connection visit www.ECMConnection.com.

A2iA’s featured article and product information can be found on the company’s website at www.A2iA.com.

About A2iA
A2iA, (@A2iA) is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA’s technology has been improving business process automation and providing a visible ROI for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.A2iA.com or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.

 

January 14, 2012 I Written By

A2iA to Demonstrate Software that Speeds and Simplifies Medical Coding While Still Keeping Costs Down, at 2011 AHIMA Conference

A2iA software automatically lifts keywords from medical documentation and routes the information to the appropriate workflow within Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions.

NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 (AHIMA Booth #426) – A2iA, (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and machine-printed text recognition, and intelligent document classification software, will showcase A2iA DocumentReader™ at the upcoming AHIMA Convention & Exhibit in Salt Lake City, UT, October 2-5. Fully integratable into Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions, A2iA DocumentReader’s advanced recognition technology provides intelligence and meaningful use while streamlining coding applications. By automatically routing the information and identifying key data points and medical terms on both printed and cursive handwritten documents, relieving the medical coder of full research, A2iA DocumentReader optimizes the billing and the revenue cycles by saving time, money and delivering faster results, even with the transition to ICD-10.

“Most coding processes use manual keying and sorting of clinical documentation, but in order to expedite billing and to remain compliant with ICD-10, medical coders must adopt a CAC process that uses intelligent technology, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Natural Language Comprehension (NLC),” said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President & Chairman of the Board. “However, regardless of whether the application utilizes NLP, NLC or another core processor, the solution is only as accurate and efficient as the data that it utilizes.”

Without the use of any third-party technology, A2iA DocumentReader leaves room for customization and complete control of its engines. Printed and cursive handwritten data that is automatically lifted can be mapped to a custom list of medical terms, such as those in a SNOMED dictionary, turning digital data into usable and searchable electronic information. This data can then be automatically routed and indexed to the appropriate category so that the coding process is improved — saving time, money and delivering faster, more accurate results.

About A2iA
A2iA, (@A2iA) Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (www.a2ia.com), is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. The company’s proprietary OCR, ICR and IWR toolkits are available in 23-country versions and 6 languages, and proven to reduce costs, nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, and improve business process automation.

September 30, 2011 I Written By