Brooktrout's Products Enable HIPAA Compliant Voice and Fax Applications and Services

February 10, 2003

HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, Booth 749, SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of products for voice, fax and call processing used in the development of applications and services for the

HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, Booth 749, SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of products for voice, fax and call processing used in the development of applications and services for the New Network(TM), is exhibiting the latest in voice and fax enabling technology for healthcare applications at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition. Several leading information technology application vendors including Biscom, DVI, IVS/inTeleCare, and Optio Software will display Brooktrout's voice and fax technology as an integral part of their healthcare and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) solutions such as medical dictation and transcription systems, and secure network fax solutions.

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As mandatory compliance with the HIPAA guidelines comes into effect, most healthcare information systems and applications are required to adopt standards for the electronic exchange of specific healthcare information. The new regulations require the security of administrative and financial transactions, and require solutions that provide a secure and reliable way for healthcare workers to transmit patient information.

By using HIPAA compliant solutions built on Brooktrout's voice and fax technology, healthcare workers can feel confident that patient information is protected and secure. Network faxing can eliminate the problem of having unsecured patient information sitting on fax machines, because faxes can be routed directly to specific computer user's desktops or third party secured applications. In addition, Brooktrout's boards are designed for fax and voice processing only, so unlike dual-purpose modem products that allow direct access to data networks, Brooktrout's fax and voice boards are not susceptible to hacker attacks.

For secure dictation and transcription applications, Brooktrout's voice products provide the essential features such as a choice of various audio compression and playback schemes, along with real-time media stream control via touch tone or speech control. These versatile media processing features are encapsulated on high reliability PCI boards and accessed via Brooktrout's robust driver technology, thus ensuring high system reliability and service availability.

Utilizing Brooktrout's award-winning voice and fax enabling technology, several of Brooktrout's partners have created solutions to meet these requirements:

Biscom, (booth #2013, http://www.biscom.com/), is a pioneer in fax server and fax software technology. Their product, FAXCOM for Healthcare, provides a universal interface for the conversion and dissemination of information from healthcare information system (HIS) platforms. Running on Brooktrout's industry-leading TR114(TM) intelligent fax platform, output from any application on any platform can be passed to FAXCOM to be converted to a common format such as PDF, HTML, Rich Text, etc. These documents can then automatically be emailed, faxed, printed or published to a secure web site. This end-to-end solution provides healthcare organizations with the necessary tools to manage all of their sensitive information in a timely and secure manner and adhere to today's strict healthcare standards.

DVI, (booth #1721, http://www.dvi.com/), is a leading provider of healthcare dictation, transcription, and speech recognition applications. DVI's VoicePower is one of the industry's leading digital dictation system whose users include The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Boston Children's Hospital, BJC Health System, and the Cleveland Clinic. Utilizing Brooktrout's voice platforms, VoicePower's robust software enables users to dictate and receive digital voice data with complete ease from any location, station, PC, telephone or wireless dictation device.

IVS/inTeleCare, Inc. (booth #5415, http://www.voicecare.com/), has developed a family of voice and phone-based communications solutions for healthcare applications that utilize Brooktrout's voice platforms. This family of solutions, now called the VoiceCare system, has been successfully marketed to acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the United States and Europe.

Optio Software, (booth #5019, http://www.optiosoftware.com/) delivers healthcare technology solutions that provide effective document automation and management to augment the capabilities of core healthcare information systems (HIS) resulting in significantly reduced cost and improvements in patient care. Optio solutions facilitate HIPAA compliance while providing the framework towards total e-healthcare. OptioFAX(TM), powered by Brooktrout's TR114 intelligent fax platform, is a comprehensive, powerful fax transmission and reception solution designed to automate enterprise-wide, high-production faxing. With OptioFAX, users can automatically send, receive, print, view and route documents and information to OptioFAX-installed computers and other fax devices right from their desktops.

Several additional companies have designed healthcare applications and services around Brooktrout's voice and fax platforms, including 4PM Solutions (http://www.4pmsolutions.com/), Ateb (http://www.ateb.com/), Captaris (http://www.captaris.com/), Esker (http://www.esker.com/), Forward Advantage (http://www.forwardadvantage.com/), LANE Telecommunications (http://www.lanetelecom.com/), Lanier Healthcare (http://www.lanierhealthcare.com/), Omtool (http://www.omtool.com/), and Wescom (http://www.nursecall.com/).

About Brooktrout Technology

Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of products for voice, fax and call processing used in the development of applications and services for the New Network(TM) -- a network born through the marriage of the PSTN and IP networks. OEMs, developers, and corporate IT managers rely on the Company's innovative hardware and software platforms to create applications and services such as network fax, automatic speech recognition, interactive voice response, automated directory assistance, and conferencing. The Company's strategy is to collaborate with its customers to accelerate delivery of their products, help them increase existing business, and help them expand into new markets. For more information, visit http://www.brooktrout.com. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. .

Brooktrout Inc, Brooktrout Technology, New Network and TR114 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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