Wilmington Pathology and Nextwave Diagnostic Labs, the two newest additions to Solstas Laboratories, install RICAR for their document management solution.

July 2011, Ann Arbor, MI: Freedom Imaging Systems (Freedom), a leading management and solutions provider, is pleased to announce Wilmington Pathology and Nextwave Diagnostic Laboratories, recently acquired by Solstas Lab Partners, have implemented Freedom’s RICAR software suite as their document management solution.

RICAR (Record Image Capture And Retrieval) is Freedom’s software suite that allows businesses of all sizes, across all fields, and within all departments manage documents and content of all varieties. With the utilization of RICAR in a laboratory setting, for example, numerous processes can be enhanced and expedited to enhance days’ sales outstanding and have an immediate and long term return on investment.

Solstas Lab Partners, a customer of Freedom Imaging Systems since 2000, has recently expanded to acquire two new laboratories in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Wilmington Pathology Associates and Nextwave Diagnostic Laboratories became part of the Solstas family in July.  RICAR was immediately implemented in the billing departments of both laboratories.  Using RICAR’s FreeScan program, requisitions and other documents relevant to patient information are scanned at each laboratory. Freedom’s software scans the barcode on each document and then indexes it based upon the information included in each bar code; including patient name and diagnostic code. These documents are then sent to a workflow queue in Freedom’s workflow program - FreeWf - where billing department members at Solstas headquarters in Greensboro can retrieve the documents and work them accordingly.  Each scanned requisition can also be viewed by anyone with proper credentials within the network using Freedom’s viewing module - FreeView.

A key benefit in the scanning and workflow processes comes in the form of the information gathered from an HL7 generated after the reports are complete for each patient.  These HL7 files are imported into the RICAR system, and then matched with the appropriate documents for each patient.  Information collected from the HL7 file such as patient’s first and last name, client code, sex, and date of service are then married with the corresponding image of the requisition and other relevant documents making the billing process tremendously more efficient.


Solstas Lab Partners, formed through a merger of two hospital-based labs, is one of the largest full-service laboratories in the nation.  We support the unique needs of our clients and their patients with a full range of clinical, anatomic pathology and esoteric testing services.  Our goal is to help you improve the health and well-being of your patients through the offering of a broad range of test menus and services in convenient patient service locations, while making available a suite of advanced client connectivity solutions for the seamless ordering of tests and retrieval of results.

The name, Solstas Lab Partners and all that it stands for, is about building long-lasting relationships with our clients through our core values of service excellence and customer care. These ideals are put into action everyday by our team of experienced, dedicated professionals who provide an exceptional level of personalized service and operational excellence. (Source: www.solstas.com)


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
Email: information@freeimage.com

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