Customer Stories

American HealthTech Turns to Dynamsoft for Its Document Scan Component for Its Widely Popular EHR Solution

American HealthTech

Industry

Healthcare

Product

Dynamic Web TWAIN

Technology

TWAIN, PDF rasterizer, Angular

Key Requirements

  • Interact with scanners in browsers
  • Scan and upload documents into each resident's medical charts
  • Access scanners over remote desktop connections

Snapshot

American HealthTech offers technology services and solutions for skilled nursing organizations and senior living facilities. Its EHR solution is used by post‐acute and senior living organizations of all sizes. To scan or upload documents into the patient's document repository, the developer team needed an SDK to save them the time of learning the intricacies of the TWAIN standard.

The team adopted Dynamsoft's Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK and it significantly improved time-to-market. The application development took four months, from the planning stages to real-world deployment. Today, there are approximately 115,000 unique users logging into American HealthTech per day.

About American HealthTech

American HealthTech is among the largest long-term care management software providers in the U.S., offering services and solutions created specifically for skilled nursing organizations and senior living facilities. The company provides an electronic health record (EHR) solution to post‐acute and senior living organizations of all sizes. The solution includes clinical, financial, resident accounting, revenue cycle, and senior living tools. They deliver a seamless flow of information between care settings, resulting in better coordinated care and improved outcomes.

American HealthTech is a member of the CPSI family of companies, headquartered in Mobile, AL. and serves acute, post-acute and ambulatory healthcare facilities across the U.S.

Cut out months of
development time

Approximately 115,000
unique users daily

Serves thousands of
healthcare facilities

A Technology Need

American HealthTech's EHR solution provides an ability for caregivers to view and complete real-time resident information in a way that accommodates their workflow. It is built to support physician mobility. So, it lets them access resident information from mobile devices. They can even sign orders electronically, all of which provides faster and more informed care.

The company's EHR also offers clinical documentation and quality assurance applications to help the care team work efficiently, support regulatory compliance, and provide excellent care. Enhanced clinician workflows reduce the burden and effort of navigating through numerous screens to find meaningful information about their patients.

American HealthTech's EHR
Within the clinical documents section of the patient's chart, users are presented an option to easily scan or upload additional documents into the patient's document repository. To make this feature happen, the developer team at American HealthTech needed a solution to scan and upload documents into each patient's medical chart.

Getting Going with a Solution

A team of around seven worked on developing the application. This included a product manager, a user interface designer, a business associate, three developers, and one developer manager.

When it came time to implement the scan and upload function for document captures, the team sought out an SDK solution. It was ideal to use an SDK to avoid the time and resources that would have been required to internally develop expertise in TWAIN interfaces. They found Dynamsoft's Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK with an online search.

The application was integrated with American HealthTech's Angular / C# / SQL Server web application. The web component integrated smoothly in desktop browsers. There were no significant obstacles to overcome. The team did encounter an issue with accessing scanners over remote desktop connections, which is their most common application use model. With a third-party tool, they were able to accommodate this access with older versions of Windows Server.

The EHR development took four months, from the planning stages to real-world deployment. Today, there are approximately 115,000 unique users logging into American HealthTech per day.

"We found Dynamsoft's Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK to be practically a turnkey solution for implementing a scan and capture component for our widely used EHR solution. In addition, the Dynamsoft team has been very responsive to our support needs."

- Joseph Smith, Product Manager, for American HealthTech

Advantages Gained

By using Dynamsoft's SDK, American HealthTech significantly improved its time-to-market. The SDK cut out months of development time and extra resources that would have been required to internally build a solution. Dynamic Web TWAIN turned out to be an almost turnkey solution.
Dynamsoft's Solution

About Dynamic Web TWAIN

Dynamsoft's Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK provides developers a simple way to deliver a document scanning module (TWAIN, SANE or ICA) in a web application simply by writing just a couple of lines of code in JavaScript. This is instead of taking months to learn the related standards, then many more months to develop an application with hundreds to thousands of lines of code.

A completed application gives users key features for document scanning, uploading, editing, and document management within web browsers. This SDK supports 32-bit / 64-bit Internet Explorer® (IE), Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari® browsers on Windows®, Mac® OS X, Linux, iOS and Android.

The SDK has built-in support for local image editing and save options to a variety of image formats. Documents captured with Dynamsoft's SDK can be saved to local/remote disk, databases, SharePoint® or other document repositories.