Quarterly Announcements - Q4 2016

From the CEO’s desk

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016) — Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s CEO, is pleased to provide this quarterly update.

It has been a busy year, both domestically and internationally, as SCC Soft Computer continues our expansion into international markets, in particular Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. As the world’s largest laboratory and genetics information system software vendor, we continue to be driven to meet new and higher expectations within the global healthcare community. We are excited about the opportunity to continue to meet with the healthcare industry’s top leadership, discuss the future needs of the healthcare marketplace, and position SCC Soft Computer to deliver worldwide solutions that benefit both our domestic and international partners. We are pleased to have new clients and partners in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. We look forward to reporting additional new client locations throughout Europe and the Middle East in the near future.

I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of SCC’s valued clients for your continued support and for giving SCC the opportunity to be your LIS and genetics information management system vendor of choice. SCC would not be where we are today without your confidence in us. Because of you, SCC is setting the standard for healthcare information technology. We continue to be an industry leader because of partnerships with our valued clients. Thank you for choosing SCC Soft Computer as your LIS vendor and for the critical, lifesaving work you perform every day. We are proud to be on this journey with you and look forward to many years of success.

Wishing all of SCC’s clients and their families, SCC’s staff and their families, and our business partners a happy and safe holiday season.

Regulatory Affairs News

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016)—SCC’s Regulatory Affairs department is pleased to provide this quarterly update.

During Q1 2017, SCC is planning to seek certification of SoftLab 4.0.7, 4.0.8 and 4.5.5 to the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria §170.315(f)(3) Transmission to Public Health Agencies - Reportable Laboratory Tests and Values/Results.

Clients using SoftLab to attest to the meaningful use stage 3 public health registry reporting objective will need to be using 2015 edition certified EHR technology by January 1, 2018.

SNUG update

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016) — On behalf of the Soft Network Users Group, SCC Soft Computer is pleased to provide this status update regarding the 2017 SNUG membership drive and annual conference.

SNUG will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017 with a retrofuturism* theme: Blast from the Past | Remembering the Future. Throughout 2017, the Soft Network Users Group will be reflecting on how far they’ve come since 1992 — from a forum where SCC users could freely discuss SCC’s products with an eye on improvements we could make to better suit our clients’ needs to an independent entity just seven years later when SNUG incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1999. We couldn’t imagine back then how quickly this SCC users group would gel. Over the years, SNUG has provided a powerful voice to represent what SCC users need and want from their laboratory information systems.

Over the past twenty-five years, it has been a pleasure to watch SNUG become the powerful, proactive, and persuasive organization it is today. We at SCC Soft Computer congratulate the Soft Network Users Group on 25 years of continuing education, constant product advancement, and collegial friendship. We look forward to continuing this journey of innovation and excellence for many decades to come.

*Retrofuturism — the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future (depictions of the future produced in an earlier era). If futurism is a ‘science’ bent on anticipating what will come, then retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation. It can be defined as nostalgia for a future that never was.

2017 SNUG membership registration is open! Join or renew today!

The 2017 SNUG membership drive is open, and it’s time to join SNUG or renew your membership! Visit SNUG’s website at http://snuginconline.org/.

  • Go to Membership > Why Join? to learn more about the benefits of SNUG membership and discover how much your facility receives for an annual membership fee of $350 per Soft production environment.
  • Go to Membership > Membership Registration to join SNUG or renew your membership today. The membership registration deadline is December 15th; annual membership fees are due December 31st.

Announcing … a free webinar for all SCC clients!

Grab your lunch and join 2016/2017 SNUG Membership Chair, Brenda Duff, at noon (EST) on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, for a one-hour webinar presentation on making your SNUG membership work for you.

Brenda will cover the following topics:

  • Benefits of SNUG Membership
  • Tour of the new and improved SNUG website
  • Tutorial on accessing SNUG conference presentations, webinars, and User List
  • 2017 SNUG Annual Conference preview

Sign up now Click here

SNUG 2017 Conference Registration is open!

SNUG 2017 — Blast from the Past | Remembering the Future — is scheduled for May 21 – 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on spectacular Clearwater Beach, Florida. We hope you’ve saved the date and are planning to join us for excellent networking, training, and educational opportunities.

One of the many benefits of SNUG membership is a deep discount to the annual SNUG conference, meeting, and expo.

  • The non-member rate is $1,000 per attendee.
  • The SNUG member rate is only $425 per attendee (starting January 1, 2017*).

*Register for SNUG 2017 by December 31, 2016, and get the Early Bird rate of only $375!

For more information about the annual SNUG conference, please visit the SNUG Conference page at http://snuginconline.org/info/.

RCM update

Automated verification services > bringing registration and billing departments together

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016) — SCC is pleased to provide this update from RCM Enterprise Services on their XpressUpdate verification service.

A verification service that provides real-time access to physician’s practice management systems to view updated patient and insurance demographics, RCM’s XpressUpdate minimizes the need for calling, faxing, or e-mailing the physician’s office or sending a patient statement. Using a demographic bridge search registration, billing departments can now obtain current patient and insurance demographics.

In addition to the real-time physician office access, XpressUpdate uses advanced proprietary algorithms to sort billions of pieces of information from national and state databases to verify patient identity.

• Insurance eligibility checking includes co-pays and deductible views with patient payment plan functionality.

• End-of-day business is uploaded — scrubbed and sorted — into workflow queues combined with statistical trending.

• One-click Transfer eliminates the need for typing and updates your LIS or billing system with corrected patient and insurance demographics.

• Patient verification service allows you to establish an Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI).

XpressUpdate provides an organized approach during the normal three- to five-day bill hold to scrub patient and insurance demographics prior to claim submission. This eliminates rejections and denials for invalid insurance and enables your follow-up staff to work the more complex challenges.

If you are interested in learning more about RCM’s XPressUpdate verification service, contact Mark Droste at Mark.Droste@rcm-eservices.com.

Product releases: Q4 2016 update

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016) — SCC Soft Computer is pleased to provide this status update regarding our Q4 2016 product releases.

During fourth quarter 2016, SCC’s product releases include the shipping of the following product:

SoftBI 1.0.2

Join Us...

Clearwater, Florida (November 21, 2016) — SCC is pleased to announce that we are exhibiting at the following trade shows during fourth quarter 2016 (Q4 2016) and first quarter 2017 (Q1 2017).

For more information, exhibit hours, or to schedule a private meeting or demonstration with one of our experts, please contact Ellie Vahman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, via e-mail: ellie@softcomputer.com

Starting at the beginning of December 2016, SCC will be at these locations around the world showcasing our Laboratory and AP+Genetics LIS solutions:

3rd Digital Pathology Congress

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel | London, United Kingdom | December 1 – 2, 2016 | Booth 23

HIMSS 2017 Conference & Exhibition

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, Florida | February 19 – 23, 2017 | Booth 4461

ACMG 2017 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona | March 21 – 25, 2017 | Booth TBD

CLMA KnowledgeLab 2017

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center | Nashville, Tennessee | March 26 – 29, 2017 | Booth 402

This is SCC’s preliminary tradeshow schedule through the end of Q1 2017. We will post additional information regarding each show as it becomes available.

You can also visit our website at http://www.softcomputer.com/news-events/events/ to see where we’ll be in 2017 and schedule a demonstration of SCC’s laboratory and genetics information system software solutions.

We hope to see you when we’re on the road this year.