SOURCE: eCopy

June 13, 2007 08:30 ET

Abrazo Health Care Wins eCopy™ Document Imaging Best Practices Award

Document Imaging Software Makes Record Keeping Easy at Abrazo

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - eCopy Inc., a leading provider of solutions that integrate paper documents into business software applications, and Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. today announced Abrazo Health Care was recognized with an eCopy document imaging Best Practices Award. The award acknowledges health care excellence in managing medical staff records by converting paper-based information into secure digital documents, helping Abrazo comply with state and federal regulations.

Abrazo, a group of six specialized health care affiliates in Maricopa County, Ariz., utilizes eCopy ShareScan® document scanning software to capture incoming documents and associate them with medical staff records maintained in a Midas+ credentialing software application, cutting a process that previously took 40 hours a month in staff time down to four hours per month.

"Previously, we required extensive time resources and personnel costs in managing paper-based health care provider privileges and credentials such as permission to prescribe drugs, malpractice claims, licenses and medical certifications," said Linda Smith, medical staff coordinator at Arrowhead Hospital, an affiliate of Abrazo Health Care. "eCopy document scanning software is so easy to use it has dramatically cut the time we need to manage the records and certifications of our 1000 health care providers."

Documents are scanned at Abrazo's Toshiba multifunction peripheral (MFP) where the eCopy user interface displays five buttons, making it easy to scan and send to an e-mail address or to previously created electronic folders (e.g., folders named licenses, insurance, controlled substances, etc.). This new electronic process has resulted in no paper files being added to Abrazo's onsite hardcopy storage and fax volumes being reduced by 50 percent in the medical staff office. The system was sold and installed by Infincom, Abrazo's office equipment dealer.

"Abrazo was selected from organizations worldwide for this best practices award because of their innovation in complying with government health care regulations," said Vickie Malis, vice president of Marketing at eCopy. "They are health care leaders by enabling their knowledge workers to capture paper-based information themselves rather than requiring documents to travel by interoffice mail to a centralized scanning operation. We salute Abrazo Health Care for their best practices excellence."

For more information about Abrazo's use of eCopy with Toshiba MFPs, please see the case study at http://www.ecopy.com/uploadDocs/AbrazoHealthCare_us_may07_lowres.pdf.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer eight times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2005) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 87th largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2005 was approximately $54.5 billion. For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1 800 GO TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com

About eCopy, Inc.

eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. With more than 50,000 units sold, eCopy is the market leader in MFP document imaging software. eCopy customers include GE, Time Warner Inc., Yahoo!, Nissan, Verizon Wireless, BP, Sprint, General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with subsidiaries in Japan and the UK, offices in Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com.

eCopy is a trademark and eCopy ShareScan is a registered trademark of eCopy, Inc. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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