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American GPs now spend more than half of each workday typing into computers and completing other tasks in electronic health records, according to a new US study conducted by the doctors’ association and the University of Wisconsin. The GPs complain the workload is taking time away from patient care.

As technologies evolve, we have seen the rise of auto-tagging, auto-classification, and auto-categorisation tools that attempt to take over the task for describing the content we create. These tools apply metadata tags automatically so we don’t have to.

Intellectual Property (IP) Australia, the Australian government agency that administers IP rights, has adopted Pega Robotic Automation to improve overall customer experience by automating business processes to significantly reduce time and costs associated with data entry.

The TWAIN Working Group (TWG) and the PDF Association , both not-for-profit organizations designed to foster universal public standards, have announced the joint publication of PDF/raster 1.0 , a subset of the PDF specification suited to the needs of resource-constrained imaging systems.

A major project undertaken by ABBYY and the NSW Parliamentary Library has made available online a collection of over 60,000 documents previously held on microfiche. The documents have been optimised for online access so amateur and professional historians alike are just a simple cut and paste away from incorporating them in their research.

Computer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie.

It’s likely that some of your financial processes are automated, but not all. With all the advances around automating invoice processing, sales orders, financial posting, payment approval, purchase requisition approval and more, one would think enterprises have this part of the business all dialled in with no manual work being performed. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Stonebridge Solutions has implemented an automated accounts payable management platform for Adelaide Brighton Limited (ABL), one of Australia’s leading construction material manufacturers with  more than 1,500 staff.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is creating a new Chief Data Office as part of plans to evolve the way the regulator will capture, share and use data in the period leading up to 2020.

Digital transformation is one of those catch-all concepts that you find turning up in all kinds of discussions these days. It’s not a strategy and it’s not a plan, although it’s often confused with both.

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