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PUTTING ISDN TO WORK IN HEALTH CARE; IMAGING SYSTEMS CAN AUTOMATE MEDICAL RECORDS PROCESSING

 PUTTING ISDN TO WORK IN HEALTH CARE;
 IMAGING SYSTEMS CAN AUTOMATE MEDICAL RECORDS PROCESSING


Motorola, Voxem and Siemens Stromberg-Carlson Show Application To Speed
 Insurance Claims Processing, Reduce Costs at TRIP '92
 BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining telecommunications and electronic imaging to reduce the time and cost associated with health care claims processing will be demonstrated at TRIP '92 (TRanscontinental ISDN (A) Project), the inauguration of the national standardized ISDN (National ISDN-1) public network. TRIP '92, to be held Nov. 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va., focuses on applications for ISDN that are available today.
 The demonstration -- which combines software from Voxem, hardware from Motorola(R) and ISDN telephone lines from a Siemens Stromberg- Carlson switch -- shows how health care costs can be significantly reduced by automating paper-based procedures through the use of image management software and digital facsimile for transmitting images. The deployment of ISDN in the public network provides the transport mechanism to ease the management of medical and insurance records and information flow between hospitals, doctors' offices and insurance companies. Insurance claims can be easily submitted by the hospital or doctor's office directly into the insurance company's imaging system using facsimile communications.
 Integrated System Automates Processes
 Voxem's softFAX communications software and softSCAN image management software -- which has been customized for the medical industry -- will be running on a Motorola Series 8000 RISC-based computer system equipped with Motorola UDS National ISDN-1 terminal adapters. Using ISDN lines from a Siemens Stromberg-Carlson EWSD digital central office switch, the system will show:
 -- Integration of documents imaged via scanner, analog Group 3
 facsimile and digital facsimile.
 -- Automatic identification and routing of the insurance claim
 via software-based bar code recognition.
 -- Fax back confirmation of claim submission.
 -- Image storage and management.
 -- High resolution of documents imaged via digital facsimile.
 -- High-speed document transmission via ISDN.
 The application is set up to demonstrate automated patient records/claims processing from beginning to end. "Image folders" store insurance information, forms, patient records and diagnostic images (x-rays, MRI, etc.). This information -- including signed insurance claim forms -- can then be transmitted via digital fax to the insurance company. The information is received directly into the insurance company's image processing system and routed, via barcode, to the appropriate agent, reducing the amount of time and labor required to process a claim.
 The Motorola Computer Group (MCG) develops, manufactures, sells and supports a full range of distributed computing products -- from board level to integrated solutions -- based on non-proprietary hardware, software and networking standards. MCG's products are marketed worldwide to commercial, government, industrial, technical/engineering and real-time markets through an international network of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, distributors and value-added resellers (VARs). Service, support and systems integration is provided by Motorola for all of the company's customers.
 Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers, cellular telephone systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronics equipment, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the first Motorola Baldridge National Quality Award in 1988, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 Siemens Stromberg-Carlson provides telephone operating companies with advanced, high-quality public telecommunications networks. The company designs develops and manufactures central office digital switching systems, packet switching systems, broadband switching systems and transmission equipment. Based in Boca Raton, the company has manufacturing and other functional groups in Lake Mary, Fla., and Albuquerque, N.M. Siemens Stromberg-Carlson is the third-largest equipment supplier to the U.S. public telecommunications network.
 Voxem, based in Red Bank, N.J., provides Open Systems imaging and image communication software products to the OEM marketplace. Founded in 1986, Voxem has developed a family of client/server imaging applications for workgroup solutions.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: ISDN allows the existing copper-wire telephone network to carry digital signals such as data and video, along with voice, at very high speeds.
 CONTACT: Stacy Williams of Motorola, 415-329-0289; Alice Andors of Siemens, 407-994-7433; or Jo-Ann Polise of Voxem, 908-576-1566/ CO: Motorola; Siemens Stromberg-Carlson; Voxem ST: Florida; Virginia IN: TLS CPR SU:


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