Quarterly Announcements - Q4 2015
Florida (September 30, 2015)—Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s CEO, is pleased to provide
this quarterly update.
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 Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. We look
forward to reporting additional new client locations throughout Europe, the
Middle East, and Australia in the near future.
we have been extremely busy with our US, Canadian, and South American client
base as we have continued our 2014 Edition EHR Criteria upgrades (Meaningful
Use 2) and meeting the needs of over 300 clients at a time where Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and government conditions and timelines are
ever-changing. We successfully streamlined the delivery of software,
training, and tools to our client base, ensuring that clients could meet
their facilities’ timelines for reimbursement. We recognized the downtime
sensitivities and strategized flexible ways to minimize impact within our
client base during the upgrade process.
I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of SCC’s valued
clients for your continued support and dedication, and for giving SCC the
opportunity to be your LIS and genetics information management system
solution 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.
Product releases: Q3 2015 update
Florida (September 29, 2015)—SCC Soft Computer is pleased to provide this
status update regarding our Q3 2015 product releases.
third quarter 2015, SCC’s product releases included shipping the following
Soft Computer continues our strong commitment to R&D and meeting the
technological needs of our client base.
click here to review the release notes for
each of these products; contact your Account Executive to discuss how these products
can help your facility.
New online trainings
Florida (September 30, 2015)—SCC Soft Computer’s award-winning Educational
Services (EDS) team is pleased to announce new courseware now available on
the EDS I-Train, your stop on the EDS Ed-Train for self-directed online
courses. These self-directed e-learning courses enable you (and your staff)
to learn at your own pace, anytime / anywhere.
Are you new to the position of LIS Administrator?
The following short courses will help you jump start your transition into
your new role:
Routine Systems Maintenance v4.0
This course consists of the following
§ a discussion of performing daily application-level
program routines and procedures, as well as regularly scheduled preventive
§ an introduction to the SPN system as a tool to monitor
system performance and system problems
The course will launch as a PDF
document; you can use the zoom buttons at the top of the screen to adjust the
document to your screen size.
Intro to MoM – Coming Soon
Intro to HL7 – Coming Soon
Report and Query Templates
This course will help you get started in
creating your own report template.
§ Creating a report template can save you time the next
time you need to create a report.
§ Having a report template you can use as a starting point
will simplify and streamline the process.
The course will launch as a PDF document;
you can use the zoom buttons at the top of the screen to adjust the document
to your screen size.
access these courses and learn more about the many benefits of SCC’s I-Train,
go to www.softcomputer.com and select Educational
Services under Products & Services. On the Educational
Services homepage, click the I-Train icon (if you’re not logged in
to the Technical Support site already, you’ll need to enter your User ID and
Password). Please be sure to bookmark the page and check back frequently
for additional updates.
SCC’s Educational Services team has been
working on converting our popular LIS Admin class from an instructor-led
class held here at SCC to a self-directed e-learning course. We have
introduced elements of the new e-learning course into the instructor-led
class over the past several months, and we have received excellent feedback.
This new self-directed e-learning course will include an
electronic version of the LIS Admin training manual, exercises, and reference
material as well as SCC-hosted e-mail support.
Providing LIS Admin as a self-directed e-learning course
enables students to repeat sections—or the entire course—for additional
reinforcement or a refresher of the material covered. Furthermore, this
enables users to take the course anytime, anywhere allowing flexibility, as
disparate client team members work various shifts. By decreasing costs and
increasing flexibility we will increase our clients’ ROI, as the course
sections can now be targeted to just the employees who need specific sections
rather than sending one employee to learn it all.
We expect to have both 4.0 and 4.5 courses completed
early Q4 2015.
Florida (September 29, 2015)—On behalf of the Soft Network Users Group, SCC
Soft Computer is pleased to provide this status update regarding the 2016
SNUG membership drive.
2016 SNUG membership drive is open, and it’s time to join SNUG or renew your
2016, SNUG is celebrating the Olympics spirit and what it means to be
champions as we go for the gold in healthcare information technology … together.
to 2015/2016 SNUG President, Melinda Doherty of Baylor Scott and White
Health, “this theme works well with our roles as allied healthcare and
healthcare IT professionals. We possess many of the same traits as
champions: determination, dedication, self-discipline. We face many obstacles
and challenges in this dynamic field.” Additionally, 2016 is significant for
several reasons related to the Olympics:
an Olympics year with the Games of the XXXI Olympiad being held in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016.
also the 120th anniversary of the first games of the Modern
Olympics held under the auspices of the IOC in 1896.
pricing and more information about SNUG membership, including a downloadable
brochure, please visit SNUG’s home on the Web http://www.snuginconline.org/snugmembership.html.
of the many benefits of SNUG membership is a deep discount to the annual SNUG
Healthcare Information Technology Summit. The non-member rate is $1,000 per
attendee; the SNUG member rate is only $375 per attendee.
SNUG annual conference is scheduled for April 17 – 21 at Sheraton Hotel in
Clearwater, Florida. Please make plans to join us for excellent networking,
training, and educational opportunities.
more information about the annual SNUG conference, please visit the SNUG
Conference page at http://www.snuginconline.org/conference.php.
ICD-10 2015 update
Florida (September 29, 2015)—SCC Soft Computer is pleased to provide this
status update regarding the ICD-10 conversion.
stated in SCC's ICD-10 Transition Plans, which were published in Q4 2012 and
updated in Q1 2013, the majority of SCC's suite of applications can handle
the ICD-10 codes with no coding changes. SoftA/R® required code
changes, and the latest versions of all other SCC information system software
applications are compliant. SCC Soft Computer developed an effective and
efficient process to allow clients to use both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes during
the transition period.
has been working diligently over the past few years to assist and prepare our
client bases with the necessary tools to meet the ICD-10 requirements.
ever-changing needs and timelines set forth by Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS), SCC's Account Executives and Technical Support
personnel have been working tirelessly to ensure that more than 230 clients
have what they need to be prepared for the October 1, 2015 compliance date
for diagnosis coding using Clinical Modification ICD-10-CM and Procedure
Coding System ICD-1—PCS for inpatient hospital procedure coding (a year later
than the previous compliance date of October 1, 2014 set forth by CMS).
the course of this project, SCC's focus has been on providing tools to allow our
clients to effectively manage this transition, with minimal software impact. These
tools include utilities, reports, and various other mechanisms within SCC's
existing laboratory and genetics information system software applications.
variety of different scenarios and setups, it has a been a successful
collaboration between SCC's clients, Account Executives, R&D, and Technical
Support towards reaching this common goal of ICD-10 compliance by the October
1, 2015 deadline.
goal is in sight; however, there is still work to be done. We look forward
to working side-by-side with our valued clients as we put the final touches
on these projects.
Florida (September 29, 2015)—SCC is pleased to announce that we will be
exhibiting at the following trade shows during Q4 2015:
’15 THE Pathologists Meeting (College
of American Pathologists)
Opryland | Nashville, Tennessee | October 4 – 6 | Booth 423
2015 Annual Meeting (American
Society of Human Genetics)
Convention Center | Baltimore, Maryland | October 7 – 9 | Booth 1614
Intelligence Lab Institute 2015
Regency Washington on Capitol Hill | Washington, D.C. | October 14 – 16 | Booth
Hospital Expo 2015
Convention Center | Jakarta, Indonesia | October 21 – 24 | Booth 80, Hall A
2015 Annual Meeting (American
Association of Blood Banks)
Convention Center | Anaheim, California | October 24 – 27 | Booth 487
2015 Annual Meeting
(Association for Molecular Pathology)
Convention Center | Austin, Texas | November 5 – 7 | Booth 201
2015 (Brazilian Congress of Haematology, Haemotherapy and Cellular Therapy)
Expo Center | Sao Paulo, Brazil | November 19 – 22 | Booth 36
Contact us for exhibit hours and to arrange for
a private meeting or demonstration.
can also visit our website at http://www.softcomputer.com/news-events/events/ to see where we’ll be in
October and November so you can schedule a demonstration of SCC’s laboratory
and genetics information system solutions with one of our experts.
hope to see you when we’re on the road this fall.
SCC Q3 Webinar Recap
Florida (September 29, 2015)—SCC Soft Computer reports the successful
completion of two product-specific webinars in September on the SCC Training
09.15.15 | SoftBank®/SoftID.Tx
of SCC’s Blood Services team hosted a webinar for SoftBank clients on
Tuesday, September 15,, 2015.
this three-part presentation on SCC’s cutting-edge approach to transfusion
administration, SCC Blood Services team members presented the following
Alan Nichols | SoftID Product Specialist explained how SCC’s
SoftID.Tx positive patient transfusion administration system can be used to
manage the transfer of Tx-related data from the patient’s bedside to SCC’s
SoftBank blood bank and transfusion service information management system.
Alan discussed key SoftID.Tx advantages to meeting NPSG 01.03.01, along with
safety features integrated into SoftBank systems.
Debbie Horn | Blood Services Implementation Specialist provided a features overview
for SoftBank versions 25.1 – 25.5 and reviewed data elements for each version
as well as the timelines and validation work effort. She also reviewed the
Linking Orders enhancement in SoftBank. Debbie discussed OBX segments and
vital signs in respective versions of SoftBank versions 25.1, 25.3, and 25.5
in connection to SoftLab versions 4.0 and 4.5.
Jacek Pawelec | SoftBank Architect covered instrument interfacing,
how this works, and what’s required.
09.17.15 | SoftFlowCytometry
Soft Computer would like to thank Steven
Bashynksi | Technical Specialist | Department of Laboratory Medicine | Mayo
Clinic for hosting this webinar and sharing how Mayo Clinic
controls the flow with SCC’s SoftFlowCytometry, the flexible data management
solution for the diagnostic flow cytometry laboratory.
webinar was offered free for all SCC clients and showcased methodologies
utilized within Mayo clinic. Webinar attendees learned how Mayo managed
their flow testing before going live with SCC’s SoftFlowCytometry and how
Mayo used this flexible data management solution to structure their flow.
Steven also explained how Mayo used this software tool to automate their flow
resulting and discussed some of the high-end features they use to accomplish
this. He shared an example of how Mayo has used SoftFlowCytometry to solve
an issue that other clients might be facing in their own labs.
sincere thank you to Steven for his efforts in taking the time to prepare
this presentation and share his knowledge with SCC clients. SCC also would
like to thank the attendees who joined us for this informative session on
ways to structure flow resulting in the lab using SoftFlowCytometry and some
of Mayo Clinic’s innovative tips.
look forward to hosting more webinars in the near future that will help our
clients continue to increase their knowledge of SCC’s systems. If you have
suggestions for topics you would like to see on the SCC Training Network,
please contact email@example.com.