BioReference Laboratories, Inc has selected and installed Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite for its select document imaging solution.

July, 2009 Ann Arbor, MI:  Freedom Imaging Systems (Freedom), a leading document management and workflow solutions provider, is pleased to announce BioReference Laboratories, Inc (NASDAQ:BRLI) has selected and installed Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite for its select document imaging solution.

RICAR SMB (Record Image Capture and Retrieval for Small and Medium Businesses) is a specially designed turnkey document management software suite for small to medium sized businesses, medical offices and laboratories desiring an imaging/document management solution without the enterprise costs.

Working with BRLI IT and laboratory personnel, Freedom installed the RICAR SMB software package in the first week of July, 2009.  Although BRLI is the third largest full service laboratory in the US, the RICAR SMB suite with FreeScan was a perfect fit for their specific imaging operation.  BRLI is using Freedom’s RICAR SMB solution to capture and manage send-out clinical reports for uploading into their web report portal. Additional document captures are currently being designed to assist BRLI with eliminating the manual storage and retrieval of other laboratory documents not currently being digitalized.

Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite is comprised of such products as:

  • FreeScan software for capturing documents via scanner.
  • FreeImport software for importing any non-scanned file types into the management system such as Word/PDF documents, Faxes, WMV and MP3 files.
  • FreeView software allowing for less than three second retrieval of documents from Virtual File Cabinets for up to 25 users.
  • FreeWorkflow (FreeWF) software for document/image indexing.
  • FreeReport software for reporting productivity, document access and statistical activity.


BRLI is the third largest full service laboratory in the United States and the largest independent laboratory in the Northeastern market, primarily a clinical testing lab servicing physician offices with concentrations in the focused markets of esoteric testing, molecular diagnostic, anatomical pathology, women’s healthcare and correctional health care. BRLI operates as a national oncology laboratory under its GenPath label and as a national Women’s Health laboratory under its GenPap label. Better science, superior technology and better service have enabled GenPath to earn a reputation as one of the premier hematopathology laboratories in the country. GeneDx, a wholly owned subsidiary, is the BRLI genetics laboratory and is typically recognized as the leading laboratory for testing of rare genetic diseases; GeneDx has now become a technology leader with GenomeDx, based on a CGH array platform and its NextGen sequence offerings that are and will be disease specific.
(Source: BioReference Laboratories, Inc.


Freedom Imaging Systems has been a pioneer in the field of document management since 1995. Evolving with the dynamic industry of enterprise content management, Freedom offers small and large businesses alike the tools they need to streamline their business processes. Freedom provides everything a business needs to collect, capture, store and manage data of any kind. In 1995, Freedom created the first version of RICAR (Record Image Capture And Retrieval), their breakthrough document management solution.

RICAR is fully scalable and is easily modified to fit the needs of any type of business. RICAR processes and manages documents ranging from employment applications to explanation of benefits records, for customers ranging from car dealerships to clinical laboratories. RICAR is a software system that can be utilized among many fields and across every department. RICAR also provides users with a complete audit trail making regulatory compliance effortless.

For additional information please contact:
Freedom Imaging Systems
Phone: 734-327-5600
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