BioReference Labs Installs RICAR in Accounts Payable Department

February 2011 – Ann Arbor, MI: BioReference Laboratories, Inc., a customer of Freedom Imaging Systems since 2009, has purchased and installed Freedom’s RICAR document and content management server based software suite in their Accounts Payable department.  This installation is in addition to the RICAR SMB Software installed in the laboratory.

In July 2009, BioReference Laboratories, the third largest full service laboratory in the U.S., installed Freedom’s RICAR SMB (Record Image Capture And Retrieval for Small and Medium Businesses) to improve and digitalize the management of their laboratory documents.  After much success and positive feedback from using RICAR SMB, BioReference Labs decided to implement Freedom’s server based software in their Accounts Payable department.  The same RICAR applications used in the laboratory are customized to make the Accounts Payable department business processes much more efficient.

Documents and data are captured by the RICAR system by various methods.  Physical documents are scanned using RICAR’s scanning application - FreeScan.  Digital documents are imported directly into RICAR by means of an import folder on a PC desktop.  Faxes are directly imported into the system using a fax server.  Documents such as purchase orders, shipping notices, invoices and checks are scanned into the RICAR system at BioReference Labs Accounts Payable department.  The department imports data feeds directly from their accounting system to automatically populate indexes of the images scanned.   Documents are fully searchable by such indexes as date of service and patient name.  Employees with validated security can search and retrieve a document in less than three seconds using RICAR’s document viewing application - FreeView. The flexibility of the RICAR software suite is evident in its installation at BioReference Labs.  RICAR SMB is suitable for small operations while RICAR Server Software Suite is built to cater to more robust customizable operations.  Although different in scale, both applications share the powerful return on investment received from expediting business processes.


BioReference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI) is the third largest full service laboratory in the United States and the largest independent regional laboratory in the Northeastern market, primarily a clinical testing lab servicing physician offices with concentrations in the focused markets of esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology and correctional health care.  BRLI operates as a national oncology laboratory under its GenPath 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.  BRLI’s innovative technology platform for sexually transmitted infections has enabled it to expand as a national laboratory in the area of Women’s Health.  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 currently offered in cardiology and will be offered in the future in other disease specific areas.  For more information, please visit


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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