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EDCO’s Merger with SolCom Revolutionizes Healthcare On-Site Scanning Services

October 7, 2009 09:00 AM


Marv Addink
President/CEO
SolCom

EDCO Group Inc. announces a merger with SolCom Inc.  Combining the two companies melds EDCO’s nearly 50 years of medical records conversion and storage expertise with SolCom’s proven healthcare software tools to put the new company on the forefront of technology.  EDCO will incorporate SolCom’s newly-developed Solarity technology into their on-site day-forward scanning services.  These technology advancements allow hospitals to maximize the benefits of their EDMS faster and at lower costs than traditional scanning. 

EDCO Group Inc., the leader in Healthcare Document Management Services, announced that they are merging with SolCom Inc., an innovative technology company.  Combining the two companies melds EDCO’s nearly 50 years of medical records conversion and storage expertise with SolCom’s proven healthcare software tools to put the new company on the forefront of technology, particularly for on-site day-forward scanning services.

SolCom Inc. was founded in 1995, by the software engineers responsible for the development, implementation and sales of IBM®’s groundbreaking document management systems.  Millions of dollars were invested in developing software designed to uniquely overcome challenges within the healthcare industry. 

“EDCO has already devoted substantial resources toward cutting-edge, highly-automated processes for our backfile scanning and storage businesses,” said Marv Addink, new Chief Innovations Officer.  “SolCom’s technology brings an exciting new dimension to EDCO for on-site scanning and electronic document management systems.”

Advancements allow hospitals to maximize the benefits of their EDMS faster and at lower costs than before.  EDCO will incorporate SolCom’s newly-developed Solarity™ technology into their on-site day-forward scanning services for rapid document-level indexing without requiring costly bar-coding or special forms.  The intelligent capture and indexing process is faster than traditional scanning and therefore the time it takes to move the records into billing is shortened significantly.  Accelerating access to information also enhances patient care and boosts physician satisfaction.  Electronic images are also configured to seamlessly import into virtually any existing EDMS or EHR system.

EDCO’s new combination of healthcare expertise, range of intelligent document capture services, paper, film and electronic document storage, and advanced EDMS technology results in innovative solutions specifically designed to achieve EMR goals more quickly.  Customers experience significant cost savings along with efficiency improvements immediately following implementation. 

EDCO Group Inc. has been a privately held corporation since 1961.  Through organic growth and strategic acquisition, they have become the largest Document Management Services company in North America, specializing in Healthcare.  This experience puts EDCO in a unique position to understand the structure and evolution of both the medical record processes and the hospital environment.

Over the years, EDCO has optimized labor and space and streamlined processes, often dramatically reducing operating costs.  They have helped hundreds of healthcare organizations find document management solutions they had not even considered.  Solutions may include on-site or centralized backfile scanning, scan-on-demand from storage, web-based Software as a Service (SaaS), and film-to-electronic or electronic-to-film conversion. 
The integration of new services and acquisitions has given EDCO efficiencies and expertise to provide customers with the best mix of ideas and products available.  Headquarters is in Springfield, MO, with offices in St. Louis, MO, Cincinnati, OH, Southern California, Little Rock, AR, Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC.  For more information, visit  or call 800-999-3456.

SolCom is an award-winning provider of information solutions built on content management, workflow management and integration technology.  Founded in 1995, SolCom was started by the software engineers responsible for the development, implementation and sales of IBM’s most innovative, groundbreaking information management systems.
The SolCom mission is to improve productivity, lower paper costs and accelerate the revenue cycle in the process-driven healthcare industry.  These goals are possible with SolCom’s flexible and robust content and workflow management tools.  The integration tools by SolCom allow organizations to connect existing systems and ultimately establish a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution.

While SolCom applications have been successfully integrated within many industries, they have specifically introduced the healthcare industry to revolutionary applications.  These solutions have reduced operational costs, improved patient care and facilitated regulatory compliance for some of todays “most wired” and “most integrated” healthcare institutions.








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