Soft Network Users Group (SNUG) Holds its 20th Annual Conference

May 15, 2012

(Clearwater, FL) May 15, 2012 – The Soft Network Users Group (SNUG) is celebrating two decades of continuing education, for users of SCC Soft Computer’s (SCC) clinical laboratory software solutions, May 21-25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida. The theme of this year’s conference, SNUG 2012, is Reflections from the Silver Screen. The conference provides educational opportunities through technical sessions and product demonstrations. Established to promote the free exchange of ideas and suggestions, relating to the applications of SCC Soft Computer’s laboratory software package, SNUG is also a vehicle of communication between users and SCC.

The annual SNUG conference offers unique educational and networking opportunities. More than 300 professionals from hospitals, laboratories, and large integrated delivery networks (IDNs) from across the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 2012 conference. Attendees will spend a full week attending informative breakout sessions and workshops presented by SCC and SNUG delegates, as well as pre-conference training classes at SCC’s headquarters.

The 2012 SNUG conference – the Healthcare Information Technology Summit – will feature a vendor fair of third-party vendors that feature the most practical SCC add-ons. Attendees will have the opportunity to see how these products work with SCC’s information systems and how they can use these tools to boost efficiency.

The opening session keynote speaker, Steve Uzzell, is one of the most outstanding advertising and corporate photographers in America today. After graduating from the University of Missouri Journalism School and active duty, Steve joined the staff of National Geographic magazine as the assistant to the editor. In 1975 he struck out on his own, garnering an impressive collection of awards and gaining an ever-expanding list of appreciative clients who has sent him to the far corners of the world — all fifty states and 30 thirty countries. Along the way, he has photographed two books, Maryland and The View From Sterling Bluff and had editorial work published in over 100 publications. During our 20th anniversary, the Soft Network Users Group is honored to showcase the work of one of America’s premier photographers.

About SCC Soft Computer
SCC is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, outreach, pharmacy, and radiology information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled laboratory and genetic information management system solutions. Since 1979, SCC Soft Computer has designed, developed, and delivered powerful integrated clinical information solutions to hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.

Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 1,600 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments. SCC's flagship product, SoftLab®, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics. SCC’s SoftLab 4.0.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and certified as an EHR Module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB (Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body), in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). For full certification details, please visit http://www.cchit.org/products/2011-2012/arrafinalrulehospital/3393.

SCC has been ranked the Number 1 Laboratory Blood Bank application in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report in 2009, 2010, and 2011. SoftBank, SCC’s blood bank and transfusion service management system, has been recognized as the category leader in blood bank information management system solutions for three consecutive years. SCC is also ranked the Number 1 Laboratory application for Small (1-200 beds) Hospitals in the 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. SoftLab, SCC's flagship laboratory information system, has been recognized as the category leader in laboratory information management system solutions. (www.KLASreasearch.com) SCC is one of the few LIS vendors who can say their systems work as well in a 150-bed community hospital as they do in a high-volume healthcare system. Their robust, integrated information systems dramatically increase productivity in the laboratory enabling hospitals of all sizes to do more in less time with fewer FTEs.

SCC has also been recognized over the years for its commitment to workforce training and professional development. SCC placed 3rd in the 2009 ASTD BEST Awards, and received two 2010 ASTD/ISPI OPAL Awards for Excellence in Team Success and Customer Satisfaction and the 2009 ASTD/ISPI OPAL Award for Excellence in Leadership Development. The company has been included in the Training Top 125 nine times in ten years—including four consecutive years in the Training Top 10 and two years in the Training Top 5, the only healthcare IT firm to achieve this feat. SCC was inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame on February 13, 2012, along with computer software giant, Microsoft Corporation (visit www.trainingmag.com for more information).

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