SOURCE: AMES

August 23, 2007 09:15 ET

University of Michigan Health System Selects AMES/Cardone Imaging Solution

Provides Seamless Integration With Patient Electronic Health Record System

SOMERVILLE, MA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - AMES Color-File, the leader in information management solutions for healthcare, announces that its affiliates, AMES Digital, LLC and Cardone Record Services, have teamed up to implement an electronic document imaging solution for patients treated at any of the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) locations -- enabling timely and efficient medical record updates.

The University of Michigan Health System consists of three hospitals, approximately 30 health centers and 120 outpatient clinics, the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, and the Michigan Health Corporation. All of these facilities use a Web-based application known as CareWeb to view patient data from a wide variety of clinical systems, including lab, radiology, registration, medical records, cardiology, and neurology, among others. The AMES Digital Solution powered by MRView will create a comprehensive system for patient medical care by making it possible for paper documents, such as specialized test results, nurses' notes, and information from other health centers, to be entered directly into the CareWeb system.

"We are achieving two major goals with this document imaging solution," stated Rosanne Whitehouse, Chief Administrator of Health Information Management. "First, we are increasing patient safety by having all medical information stored and accessible through a centralized data repository. Secondly, we are greatly enhancing our clinical efficiency through automated data importation."

MRView software, along with state-of-the-art scanning equipment, has been specifically designed for healthcare document imaging. With over twenty-five years of microfilming experience and ten years of scanning, Cardone Record Services provides impressive programming and workflow enhancements that seamlessly integrate with existing medical record applications.

"We are proud to be assisting UMHS to achieve a fully electronic HIM department," stated John C. Cardone, President and CEO. "This is a major endeavor, and we plan to have this resource accessible to the medical staff in October 2007. We have approximately forty members of our Professional Services team dedicated to the task of scanning the massive volume of documents into the CareWeb system to make sure we achieve this goal."

"AMES has been a partner with UMHS for over forty-five years," stated Robert Arnold, President of AMES Digital LLC. "We are pleased to be a part of this new initiative to enhance the electronic document system for this highly-esteemed medical health system."

About AMES:

Since 1919 AMES has been the benchmark in health information management products, services and systems. The company introduced AMES Color-File -- the color-coded records management system, which is now the standard for the industry -- over 50 years ago. Today, AMES continues its tradition of offering a diverse and comprehensive line of solutions, integrating time-tested products with new technological offerings, providing our customers with the value and forward thinking they've come to expect. For more information please contact 1-800-343-2040, email info@amespage.com, or visit www.amescolorfile.com

About Cardone Record Services:

Since 1981, Cardone Record Services (CRS) has been a valued partner to health information management (HIM) departments nationwide, accomplishing a vast spectrum of record-management projects. Over the last decade, CRS has added document imaging to its core competencies, leveraging its intimate understanding of the workings of HIM departments into an impressive cost-effective solution.

About University of Michigan Health System

The University of Michigan Health System (http://www.med.umich.edu/) is one of the top health systems in the country. It consists of the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice and research laboratories; three U-M hospitals with 865 licensed beds; more than 30 health centers and 120 outpatient clinics; specialized centers for cancer, cardiovascular, depression, diabetes, geriatrics, organ transplant, vision and women's health research and care; Michigan Visiting Nurses and the Michigan Health Corporation. UMHS has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in a joint venture called the Center for Healthcare Quality and Transformation.

Contact Information

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    Virginia Reisig
    AMES Color-File
    (617) 684-1075
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