SCC Soft Computer Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary with Clients during Annual User Group Meeting

May 14, 2009

(Clearwater, FL) May 14, 2009 – Soft Network Users Group (SNUG) is holding its 17th annual conference, for users of SCC Soft Computer’s (SCC) clinical laboratory software solutions, May 18-21 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida. This year’s conference, SNUG 2009- Cultivating Knowledge- a Shared 30-Year Journey of Innovation and Excellence, will include a celebration of SCC Soft Computer’s 30th anniversary with clients and SCC staff members. 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 2009 conference. Attendees will spend a full week attending informative breakout sessions and workshops presented by SCC and SNUG delegates, as well as pre- and post-conference training classes at SCC’s headquarters.

“The annual users group conference is a great educational tool for our clients. SCC is an approved provider of continuing educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS (American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science) P.A.C.E. ® program,” says Don Keller, SCC’s Vice President of Education and Training and SCC’s SNUG Conference Director. “In demanding economic times, professionals may be asked to develop new and better ways of providing service to health care providers and this year’s conference will give new ideas for reaching these goals.” Keller continues, “The SNUG conference committee is dedicated to ensuring that the conference provides exceptional educational and training sessions at a venue that is relaxing and fun to help attendees maximize the educational benefits of attending while enjoying their time in Florida.”

The 2009 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 the how these products work with SCC’s information systems and how they can use these tools to boost efficiency.

The opening session keynote speaker, T. Marni Vos, a motivational speaker who entertains while she motivates and inspires her audience to be top performers at work and as individuals, will kick off the conference Monday May 18. Through laughter and communication, she educates people in all walks of life to meet their challenges with a light heart and the echo of laughter.

This year’s conference will also have a closing keynote speaker, Steve Kelley, political cartoonist and popular speaker and humorist. After 20 years as a syndicated political cartoonist for The San Diego Union and its later incarnation, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Steve joined The Times-Picayune in New Orleans as their editorial cartoonist. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, and has appeared frequently on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and on CNN and MSNBC.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate our 30th anniversary with our clients. Without our valued clients, SCC would not be the leading laboratory information systems (LIS) vendor in the country,” says Don Keller. “Our 2009 users group conference is sure to be a great success as well as a great celebration for both clients and SCC employees.”

About SCC Soft Computer
Celebrating its 30-year journey of innovation and excellence, 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 clinical information management system solutions. Since 1979, SCC Soft Computer has been meeting the needs of the healthcare industry by providing powerful, 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 1,500 individuals 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.

Consistently ranked 1st in the MD Buyline survey, a comprehensive, vendor-independent database used by hospitals and other medical facilities during the capital planning and purchasing process, SCC outranks its competitors in all categories. SCC has also been recognized for its commitment to workforce training and development and has been included in the Training Top 125 seven times in eight years. The Company’s 2009 ranking of 3rd in the Top 125 was based on SCC’s focus on employee development, as well as its comprehensive onboarding program and custom development plans for learners.

For more information, contact Don Keller at donk@softcomputer.com

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