Since 2000, Salumatics has helped their clients to meet their healthcare information management requirements.
Today Salumatics is a leading North American information and document management provider for healthcare organizations.
The Salumatics team brings a high-degree of expertise - including 10 years of experience using ICD-10 diagnostic coding - so they are able to provide highly flexible, secure and innovative solutions to their clients.
The wide portfolio of solutions goes from risk mitigation, electronic document management, health record coding, data quality audit to document conversion and indexing.
Improved Access to Patient Information
The development of automatic document classification and highly private patient information extraction is at the forefront of the healthcare agenda in the Americas.
Large and medium size hospitals often rely on the help of outsourcing services as document management doesn’t belong to their core business as a provider of healthcare. Although there are many outsourcing companies with general document management skills, hospitals’ requirements demand a business partner experienced in their specific needs.
Salumatics’ leadership brings in-depth healthcare knowledge based on working with Health Canada, provincial health ministries, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, active participation in HIMSS and COACH, and has built their business solving difficult automation problems for their hospital clients.
In 2012, Salumatics is implementing a new healthcare provider solution for automatic document classification and metadata extraction. This initial project for hospitals will generate an automatic classification up to 30 million pages per year including field-level data extraction such as patient name, date of birth, physician notes, insurance ID, etc.
In parallel to this first installation and with their wish to bring an extra added value to their broad portfolio of solutions, Salumatics is developing an Accounts Payable solution for the automatic processing of incoming invoices. This solution addresses one of the costliest manual operations in a hospital business office. This new Salumatics Accounts Payable solution is also built upon the IRISXtract™ platform.
“We are very happy about the introduction of the automatic recording solution“, explains Shawn Morrison, Chief Technology Officer at Salumatics. “We are able to process high volumes of invoices faster and more efficiently with the same solution that we use for document classification. This is a real advantage for us.”
“With aggressive deadlines, our organization had a very narrow window to design, train, implement and test the system. We had less than 6 months to select the perfect match to our needs.
I.R.I.S. technologies is the solution that we selected because it addresses our technical requirements with ease, it fits in with our tailor-made client services and was well received by our users that are key to our business who found it easy to use with minimal training required.”
“Data classification and business process automation are becoming more and more important aspects for the North American market. The Salumatics partnership will help hospitals realize their goal of a nearly paperless environment. It promotes business effectiveness and efficiency, while striving for innovation, flexibility and integration with Salumatics‘ technologies“, says David Dejean, Head of Partner Sales, Americas at I.R.I.S.
The key benefits Salumatics has achieved with this I.R.I.S. solution are efficiency and cost effectiveness.
IRISXtract™ for Documents is a flexible product platform for document classification and data extraction. The essential component is the quick and secure classification method “IRISXClassify”, which allows the intelligent use of different document properties (words, phrases, regular expressions, complex properties) combined with complementary layout classification procedures (rules-based, statistical and graphical methods).
Moreover, IRISXtract™ for Documents has the ability to write statistical entries into a separate database while processing multiple batches and the related documents. This Production Database reports all processes and procedures that take place when using IRISXtract™ for Documents. This Production Database ensures the direct availability of all relevant information for management, control, visibility and compliance.
Now that the organization has met the initial implementation schedule, we are making plans for Phase 2. This next phase will allow Salumatics to propose their new solution to all their new and existing clients.
Scott McMillan, Vice President of Business Services at Salumatics, confirms the positive development: “When we spoke to I.R.I.S. we realized that IRISXtract™ was truly a superior, more advanced and extensive solution and that we could provide an outstanding service to our clients more quickly by combining IRISXtract™ with our own applications and processes.“