It all started in 1996, when Anoto founder, Christer Fåhræus, was writing his doctorate and envisioned a high-tech pen that would enable completion of paperwork done more efficiently. During the decade that followed, the concept was transformed into the world’s first digital pen as well as the global de facto standard for digital pen & paper technology. Anoto’s vision of leaving paper and pen as the familiar non-technical medium for data capture remains a brilliant idea.
Early pen manufacturers included Nokia, Logitech, Maxell-Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard. Today's digital pens are robust, reliable and sold through Anoto partners like INKStreams.
High resolution PostScript printing partners licensed the technology to complete the necessary physical digital paper printing capabilities. Software partners filled in the gap to provide end-to-end business workflow offerings including handwriting conversion from business forms.
INKStreams was born as a spin-off company from MTS Allstream, January 2006. The goal of our company, providing custom digital workflow solutions to Canadian businesses wanting to take advantage of Write Once, Capture and Integrate capabilities offered via the Anoto digital writing platform. That was fifteen years ago and as of September 2020, INKStreams has processed over two million medical order forms for Canadian, US and European Healthcare Providers and remains one of the oldest and most successful Anoto partner success stories in the world.
Our Paper-router service is a secure cloud-based software application readily installed on computers located in a Nursing or Retirement Home Ward.
Doctors and nurses simply write using a digital ballpoint pen on Admission and Order Forms, printed with an INKStreams watermark and all handwriting information is captured and delivered as a time-stamped Fax to the pharmacy within seconds of returning the pen to its base charger.
CONSIDER THE MANY ADVANTAGES
Existing medical forms can be digitized while still allowing any required customization
Each printed paper sheet is always unique and creates its own digital history
Writing on paper means no new technology for users to learn or master
Pens are fully mobile and can be taken to the resident room with chart
Docking the pen in its USB cradle delivers all orders securely to your Pharmacy Fax printer within seconds
Internet portal accounts allow Homes and Pharmacy to securely view and download order histories going back six months
Keep writing with pen on paper while taking advantage of this simple to implement technology and stop faxing today.
Over our 15 year history, INKStreams has delivered over 1.5 million LTC Facility Orders to Pharmacies across Canada.
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"For over five years, INKStreams has provided us with reliable & excellent digital pen service. They are always responsive to our queries and able to provide solutions to any technical issues that arise."