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Care Communications, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the health information management (HIM) industry, today announced it has begun to offer Audit Manager as part of its comprehensive Health Information Management (HIM) services. Powered by Cobius Healthcare Solutions, Audit Manager, a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) software tracking solution, helps hospitals and health networks facing audits through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) RAC program. “RAC audits pose many high-stakes challenges for hospitals and health networks, from monitoring the deadlines of hundreds or thousands of cases, to tracking RAC decisions, to preventing repeat claims,” said Hal Walsh, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Care Communications. “Audit Manager helps RAC committees manage the entire process, ensuring compliance with CMS and improving financial p... (more)

Saint Michael’s Medical Center Goes Live with Kronos® to Manage 2,300 Employees

Saint Michael’s Medical Center, a member of the Catholic Health East system, is live with workforce management solutions from Kronos® Incorporated following a rapid, four-month implementation. The time and attendance and employee scheduling solutions from Kronos replace partially manual and disparate systems previously used to manage the organization’s 2,300 employees. News Facts Kronos is the workforce management vendor of choice for Catholic Health East, which expedited the software selection process for Saint Michael’s. Saint Michael’s previously used various manual processes and a scheduling system from another vendor to manage its workforce. These systems created redundant and error-prone manual processes and did not allow managers visibility into how labor could be utilized optimally for the highest level of patient care. By automating the time and attendanc... (more)

Kosovo National Internet Service Provider Purchases Additional Fine Point Technologies Solutions

IPKO Telecommunications Adds Fine Point's Latest ServPoET With Sun Technology To Support Broadband Services Growth NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fine Point Technologies, Inc. today announced that Kosovo's IPKO Telecommunications LLC (IPKO) is continuing to drive expansion of the country's national communications network through the purchase of additional Fine Point ServPoET broadband management servers. Fine Point's latest ServPoET solution, which runs on Sun, will enable IPKO to speed the deployment of broadband services, support a scalable operational model, and free up existing network resources to offer new wireline and mobile services. (Logo: IPKO began to incorporate Fine Point solutions in 2006 during post-wartime construction of its nationwide broadband network. IPKO is recognized as one of t... (more)

Southcoast Health System to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, in Three Hospitals

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Southcoast Health System has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the electronic order set solution for its three-facility Southcoast Hospitals Group. Based in New Bedford, Mass., Southcoast Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health delivery system offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island. It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Mass. St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Mass. Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer... (more)

Codenomicon Joins Microsoft SDL Pro Network

Codenomicon, a leading vendor of proactive software security testing solutions, has been selected to participate as a tool vendor in Microsoft's SDL Pro Network. The network guides and supports development teams as they integrate Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) into their operations. Codenomicon's fuzzing solutions complement the services provided by the SDL Pro Network by helping companies to integrate security and robustness testing into their development process and verify the quality of their software before deployment. Fuzzing is a natural part of the SDL: the entire fuzzing methodology promotes building security into systems, instead of protecting vulnerable systems. The idea behind fuzzing is simple: unexpected data is fed to the inputs of a system and the behavior of the system is then monitored. If the system crashes, then there is a bug i... (more)

Centegra Health System Saves $1.6 Million and Enhances Quality Care Delivery with Kronos®

Ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters and HealthGrades for quality and service, Centegra Health System is using workforce management solutions from Kronos® Incorporated to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. These benefits are helping the organization achieve a savings of more than $1.6 million while further improving staff satisfaction and supporting the delivery of quality care. News Facts Centegra Health System is using the time and attendance and employee scheduling solutions from Kronos to completely automate the processes and gain real-time visibility into labor data. The improved control over data has enabled the organization to eliminate agency use and reduce overtime by 30 percent, resulting in a $1.6 million reduction in labor costs. Centegra Health System is committed to developin... (more)

Metso continues adjusting its operations in Finland

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- Metso Corporation's press release, November 15, 2012, 09:30 local time Metso will initiate employee negotiations in its different businesses. The negotiations are estimated to lead to the reduction of a total of about 160 jobs in Finland. Additionally, the company is preparing for a temporary decline in demand with temporary lay-offs. The goal of the employee negotiations is to adjust the company's production capacity to correspond with the permanent structural changes in the operating environment and to improve long-term cost competiveness and profitability. "In addition to securing long-term profitability and competitiveness, we must also react on the temporary decline in demand. We will respond to this challenge with temporary lay-offs. Through the negotiations being initiated, we will seek solutions in good cooperat... (more)

ASSA ABLOY acquires 4Front in the US

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- ASSA ABLOY has acquired the US company 4Front, leader in docking systems. 4Front offers a complete product range around docking systems as well as a large variety of accessories. "4Front, with its leading brands, is yet another strategic entry to the important North American market in entrance automation. I welcome this addition that further reinforces the ASSA ABLOY Group's leadership in entrance automation, growing from SEK 3 billion in 2008 to more than SEK 12 billion proforma in 2012", commented Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. "The acquisition of 4Front is a great addition to our growing portfolio of docking systems and adds also strongly to our position in the indirect channel of entrance automation products. 4Front has a strong market position, excellent products and a very experienced organizati... (more)

LeadMD Forges Partnerships to Expand Marketing Automation Services and Offerings

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- LeadMD, specialists in marketing automation and CRM consulting services, has built an ecosystem of new partnerships to grow its offerings within the marketing automation space. LeadMD can now bring its clients a suite of services and products that enhance their current marketing automation programs such as SEO, content development, various Web application integrations and Web marketing. "LeadMD's new ecosystem brings our customers a true family of solutions. We've vetted the most requested products and services and brought in talent that delivers the quality of work LeadMD has become known for," said Justin Gray, CEO of LeadMD. "These additional integrations and services are a great bonus for our customers, and mean they'll have more tools at their fingertips to maximize their marketing automation investment." LeadMD's n... (more)

Rio SEO Wins Gold in the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards for Best Advance in SEO and SEM Automation

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- Rio SEO, a leading provider of software tools for both search engine optimization and social media marketing automation and reporting, was recognized with a 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for the "best advance in SEO/SEM automation." The award was specific to the Rio SEO Local Search Solutions™ platform, which won the top gold honor after being evaluated by a panel of independent industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts, who made their decision based upon the software suite's "breakthrough innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition, and measurable results." The platform was acknowledged as the only one on the market that addresses five local SEO automation processes designed to deliver multi-location businesses the maximum search results. The suite encompasses a "hyper-local" SE... (more)

Interactive Intelligence Announces Details for Interactions 2013 Global Conference

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a worldwide provider of unified IP business communications software and services, has announced the details for its Interactions 2013 global conference, to be held May 13-16 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. This year’s conference theme, “Deliver the Experience,” is designed to give Interactive Intelligence customers, partners, consultants, analysts and media insight into how companies can most effectively create great service experiences for their customers. “Our goal for Interactions 2013 is to give companies educational information about the technologies and best practices that can help them most effectively turn customer service into a sustainable business advantage,” said Interactive Intelligence chief marketing officer, Joe Staples. “This is a truly global event and those attending will benefit from the expert... (more)