Canon USA and Nuance Communications Inc have completed successful interoperability testing of Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5 software for converting and passing scanned documents from Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs (along with Canon imageRUNNER Multifunction Embedded Application Platform-enabled MFPs) into electronic health record (EHR) applications.

Canon and Nuance successfully completed the testing of the Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing and Cross Enterprise Sharing of Scanned Documents profiles at the recent IHE North America Connectathon. eCopy ShareScan v5, running on a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP, successfully executed scan workflows to generate Health Level Seven International (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) messages that enable the standardized passing of patient records to content consumers—such as an electronic health record systems—that are accessible online throughout the patient care continuum.

eCopy ShareScan provides health care organizations with everything needed to automate their paper-to-digital workflows, letting health care professionals scan paper documents easily and securely using existing investments in network MFPs and scanners..

Of the 1.2 billion clinical documents produced in the US each year, approximately 60% contain valuable information trapped in unstructured documents, such as clinical notes, that are unavailable for clinical use, quality measurement and data mining. To address this issue, the Health Story Project was founded by a collaborative of health care vendors, providers and associations to develop and promote data standards through HL7 that support the flow of information between unstructured documents and electronic medical records. Nuance and Canon USA are both members of the Health Story Project.