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  • Benefits Part Three: Slaying the Pre-Payroll Benefits Beast
    With custom groups meticulously refined, async jobs humming error-free in the background, and standing with true artisanal pride at the resource updates you have just processed, you prepare for your once-a-fortnight processing: pre-payroll tasks. Although specific pre-payroll tasks can vary greatly across organizations, we will focus on two that nearly everyone will use: GTL and the deduction export. First, GTL and the deduction export can be processed independently of one another; order does...
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  • eTech Insight – The Potential of Kubernetes in Healthcare Services
    Big Data Environments Using Hadoop Have Peaked Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware. It provides massive storage for any kind of data (e.g., structured and unstructured), enormous processing power, and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks or jobs. Hadoop automatically creates data backups, so you lose nothing in the case of a cloud failure. Much of the cloud environment fo...
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  • 2021 “Best in KLAS” — S&P Consultants earns top honors for IT Implementation Leadership
    A crowning achievement after years of peer recognition BRAINTREE, MA—With the release of the Best in KLAS 2021 report, S&P Consultants has been selected as the #1 provider of implementation services for smaller project engagements. To assemble the report, KLAS talks to verified client organizations to gather insight on their implementation experiences with a variety of vendors and how well those vendors achieve the desired objectives. “We have been gratified over th...
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  • Softek Recognized by KLAS Research Second Year in a Row for Excellence in Revenue Cycle Optimization
    Softek Recognized by KLAS Research Second Year in a Row for Excellence in Revenue Cycle Optimization February 17, 2021 David Fletcher, President In early February, KLAS® Research Firm released its 2021 Best in KLAS Software and Services Report, and Softek was proud to be recognized as Best in KLAS for Revenue Cycle Optimization. According to the report, our clients gave us a score of 97.8, which was the highest score in the segment. Softek received a 95 percent or higher in all cat...
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  • Benefits Part Two: The Winds of Plan Changes Are Blowing
    As mentioned in Benefits Part One: Eligibility Made Easy, well-crafted benefit groups lay the foundation for success in maintaining your organization’s benefit plans week after week. Even if they aren’t perfect yet, that’s okay - understanding how benefit groups control application functionality is a battle you will appreciate later. Fortunately, once groups are defined, they don’t need to be modified continuously, or at least, you shouldn’t be taking unlimited...
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  • eTech Insight – Using Video-Based Vital Signs Monitoring in RPM
    Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions Can Be Costly, Confusing, and Data-Quality Challenged Several challenges exist for broader, fuller use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) to support telehealth and in-home and acute care at-home services. An initial challenge is to convince providers that RPM  data is high-quality data, especially if some of the data is patient entered. Another challenge is if the RPM devices have intuitive designs for easy use. Finally, if patients are contr...
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  • eTech Insight – Connected Home Over IP May Drive Improved Home Health Care
    Emerging Digital Appliances Often Lack Standards for Interoperability Many emerging technology environments end up with disjointed capabilities for connections with IT environments or other devices. This results in tremendous waste for consumers as these solutions may be more prone to technical obsolescence and replacement costs. In many cases, the rush to get a digital appliance to market with a minimum viable market design results in early versions of solutions that may not support future u...
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  • eTech Insight – Real-Time Pharmacy Benefits Solutions Improve Patient Care
    Pharmacy Prescriptions Influenced by Drug Company Payments to Physicians Medication prices for consumers continue to increase with little justification from the manufacturers. Medication costs can result in patients becoming noncompliant with their therapies. This in turn creates healthcare issues, such as driving more emergency department visits, or worse, higher mortality. Medication costs are associated with financial incentives for the physicians to prescribe medications from manufacturer...
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  • Benefits Part One: Eligibility Made Easy
    Benefits – love or hate them, they are one of the primary compensation components for why employees join an organization. Let’s face it, in today’s marketplace, benefits are expensive for employees to purchase and time-consuming for benefit teams to maintain. Having all the cogs of the benefits team well-oiled and churning efficiently shouldn’t just be a wish: it is a must! I have had the opportunity to work on many benefit projects and have seen Infor’s solu...
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  • WorkOutLoud Events - Where they work, how they work, when they work…
    Your customers benefit from the value of getting together around a topic or set of topics.  Until recently, the majority of “events” occurred face to face with multiple tracks and sessions, presenters. And many times your event occured over more than one day.  Now, the need is to supplement if not replace those events with virtual options.  WorkOutLoud Events delivers the functionality to deliver important customer events and can be managed by your organization ...
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