RESTON, Va., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Information and Image Management's (AIIM) Emerging Technology Advisory Group (EmTAG) selected its Electronic Content Management Solution (ECMS) implemented with Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) as a recipient of the 2011 Carl E. Nelson Best Practices Award in the large company category. Cisco also received the award for their Global Combat Support Systems Marine Corps/Logistics Chain Management solution.
This award recognizes excellence in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) field. Eligible finalists must demonstrate innovative process management solutions that solve a critical business requirement. Finalist solutions also must communicate a significant return on investment which could be quantified, adapted, and repeated. Both finalists and winners were announced at the AIIM Annual Awards Celebration on March 22, 2011, at The W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Having identified opportunities for savings and enhancing operational efficiencies, MHS collaborated with IMC to automate manual processes in key areas of Accounts Payable and Legal Contracts Management. Notable benefits were greatly reduced time required to process invoices, greater accountability, improved accuracy, and compliance. The legal solution resulted in improved tracking and records management.
IMC, its partners, and key people at MHS, designed and implemented a high volume document capture system. Results included a state-of-the-art ECMS that eliminated 80% of manual processes resulting in improved efficiency and quality. Processing of invoices and review of contracts dispersed between five hospitals was now centralized, allowing fast, secure and transparent access to all AP and legal contracts data on-the-fly.
"Today's healthcare organizations need access to timely, reliable information to support a wide range of patient and business-related decisions. As electronic patient record-keeping picks up speed in healthcare, forward-thinking organizations will streamline their back-end business process such as Accounting, Legal, HR, etc. using similar frameworks that manage front-end customer information," stated Suresh V. Shenoy, Executive Vice President, IMC. "This collaboration with MHS helps complete the spectrum of health content management by optimizing integral business processes in support of vital contracts and accounting tasks."
About Memorial Healthcare System:
Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality health care services to South Florida residents. Today, it is the fifth-largest public health care system in the nation and highly regarded for its exceptional patient and family-centered care. Memorial's patient, physician, and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the country, and the system is recognized as a national leader in quality health care.
Many prestigious health care awards have been earned by Memorial Healthcare System and its facilities. The accolades include: Modern Healthcare magazine's Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Florida Trend magazine's Best Companies to Work for in Florida, 100 Top Hospitals, Consumer Choice Award, Best-Run Hospital, Best Nursing Staff, Best Pediatric Hospital and Best Maternity Hospital. The health care system was also honored by the American Hospital Association with the "Living the Vision" award and the "Foster G. McGaw" award for which Memorial was selected from more than 5,000 hospitals as the national model for improving the health of the community. For more information please visit: http://www.mhs.net/
For over 60 years AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. AIIM is an international, independent, and implementation-focused association. As a neutral and unbiased source of information, AIIM represents members in the entire industry channel - from ECM vendors to end users. http://www.aiim.org/
For 30 years IMC has delivered leading IT solutions and consulting expertise to commercial clients in healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, legal, energy and utilities, and manufacturing. Many IMC employees hold advanced scientific degrees and provide valuable industry and domain expertise gained from previous positions held in health-related fields. IMC also serves the technology needs of U.S. federal agencies including Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Veteran Affairs (VA), and Department of State (DOS). www.imc.com
Press inquires contact:
Sushma S. Shenoy, Director, Public Relations
Phone: (703) 871-8731
SOURCE IMC, Inc.