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Patent Issued for UNIVAL D3 Data Conversion System
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Medical Record Data Conversion System Receives Patent
Ann Arbor, MI -- UNIVAL, Inc. has been notified that a patent has been issued for its Digital Data Direct data conversion system. Digital Data Direct (D3) is used to convert paper medical records to data elements and to then import this data to Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and Personal Health Record (PHR) systems.
"We are very pleased to receive the D3 patent," says UNIVAL President Mike Gallagher. "Our D3 data conversion system enables us to provide an important service to the healthcare industry. As federal incentives are put in place to encourage the computerization of medical records, healthcare providers need to convert specific key data from their paper records to make immediate, meaningful use of the computerized systems."
"When physicians convert to electronic records, existing paper medical records cannot be simply scanned and filed in the EMR system as electronic pages," says Ron Fernandez, UNIVAL IT Director. "Key information needs to be abstracted from the paper records by medical professionals, converted to data elements, and then imported directly to the system in order to quickly use their EMR/EHR, maintain continuity of care and maximize the value of their investment."
UNIVAL maintains a select national network of over 350 nurses, chosen from its total pool of over 2500 nursing and other medical professionals. Using the innovative D3 data conversion system, this network is scalable to convert large volumes of paper medical records. Additionally, as increasing numbers of healthcare providers convert to computerized records, UNIVAL will license its system to qualified organizations for them to help meet the growing demand for medical record conversions.
About UNIVAL, Inc.
UNIVAL, Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has provided services to the healthcare industry for over twenty years. Today it delivers a variety of integrated services on a national scale to some of the nation's largest organizations: healthcare insurance companies, disability insurance companies, medical providers, employers and healthcare consumers. UNIVAL delivers its services independently and in partnership with several of the world's most prominent and respected companies. For further information, call (800) 332-4463 or visit http://www.unival-med.com.
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