IBM Corp. has acquired the privately held information-capture firm Datacap, Tarrytown, N.Y., as the company continues to look for inroads into the healthcare industry.
Datacap sells data-management systems that help clients create digital documents from disparate formats and manage them in centralized systems. Healthcare clients, for example, can use the systems to automate image-capture processes for medical claims, patient correspondence, enrollment forms, encounter forms, medical records, laboratory results and other records, according to a news release.
“We've chosen to make Datacap's approach the foundation of IBM's document capture strategy,” Ron Ercanbrack, vice president of enterprise content management for IBM, said in a news release. The release listed healthcare as one of several industries in which the technology will be deployed and noted that Datacap clients who already use IBM technology will not have to replace their existing systems.