Quarterly Announcements - Q1 2016
2015 Recap / 2016 Outlook
Florida (January 27, 2016) — Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s CEO, is pleased to provide
this quarterly update.
had an action-packed year in 2015 with an increase in both domestic and
international projects. We are turning the calendar page into 2016 with
optimism about meeting the continued challenges and opportunities within our
growing international client base.
our expanding global footprint and resulting increase in support staff, we
are energized about leveraging these gains across our entire organization to
benefit our clients here in North America and around the globe – both within
our functionality and support. Our overseas expansion is enabling SCC to
augment our award-winning world-class support to better serve you.
will be rolling out SoftLab® 4.0.8 and our 4.5.4 Suite in early
2016. We will be strategizing methodologies to ensure that our clients are
receiving the level of functionality they’ve come to expect as SCC meets the
responsibility of being the world’s largest laboratory and genetics software
vendor with more than 1,800 staff members dedicated to LIS development.
will be launching several new initiatives in 2016 in our continued efforts to
anticipate and meet the vision of where healthcare industry experts see the
laboratory moving forward—with increasing genetics testing and global
information sharing—to ensure that our clients have the information
management tools they need to work efficiently, remain competitive, and
leverage themselves to maximize the value of their laboratory and genetics
we start a new year, I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to
all of SCC’s valued clients for your continued support and for providing 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 share this journey with you and look forward to
many more years of mutual success.
Product releases: Q4 2015 update
Florida (January 27, 2016)—SCC Soft Computer is pleased to provide this
status update regarding our Q4 2015 product releases.
fourth quarter 2015, SCC’s product releases included shipping the following
3.2.19 (general Genetics Suite product release)
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.
All aboard the EDS I-Train … Get on track with learning!
Florida (January 27, 2016)—SCC Soft Computer’s award-winning Educational
Services (EDS) team is pleased to announce new courseware offerings 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. Designed for self-motivated
learners, SCC's online courses provide a self-directed interactive learning experience.
for LIS Administrators
Are you new to the position of LIS Administrator?
The following short courses, which are available at no cost, can help
jumpstart your transition into your new role.
· Routine Systems Maintenance
· Multisite Overview
· Intro to MOM (message
oriented middleware) – Coming Soon
HL7 – Coming Soon
Administrator (LIS Admin) Training
An e-Learning course from SCC Soft Computer
popular LIS Admin class has been converted from an instructor-led class conducted
at our corporate headquarters in Florida to a self-directed e-learning
course. To address our clients’ needs, in early 2015 we started introducing
elements of the new e-learning course into the existing instructor-led class,
and we received excellent feedback that we’ve used in the design of the
courseware for this essential class.
new self-directed e-learning course includes an electronic version of the LIS
Admin training manual for all clients who take the course. The training
manual provides reference material and exercises that clients can easily
access to reinforce the courseware. Additionally, this course includes three
to six months of SCC-hosted e-mail support.
course is designed for LIS Administrators, LIS assistants and backups, and key
personnel from your site who perform advanced functions. Click here for
more information and the course brochure.
new LIS Admin e-Learning course is a single purchase that can be utilized by
unlimited users within each client facility. Whether you incorporate a
“train the trainer” methodology or enable 24/7 access for your users, there
are no additional fees. Please contact your SCC Client Relationship Manager
to request a proposal.
Florida (January 27, 2016)—On behalf of the Soft Network Users Group and the
2015/2016 SNUG Executive Board, SCC Soft Computer—SNUG 2016 Diamond
Sponsor—is pleased to provide this status update regarding SNUG 2016,
SNUG’s 24th annual conference, meeting, and expo.
theme for 2016 is Champions by Design · Going for the
2016, SNUG is celebrating the Olympics spirit and what it means to be
champions—by design—as we go for the gold in healthcare information
technology … together.
2016 SNUG conference is April 17 – 21
at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater
hope that you’re planning to join us for four days of excellent educational and
networking opportunities. SNUG 2016 offers sessions for professionals from
every level in your organization, including lab managers, LIS managers and
administrators, IS/IT staff, supervisors, pathologists, and lab techs. We
encourage you to send as many attendees as possible from your organization so
your entire team can benefit.
SNUG Annual Committee and SCC are working hard to plan an event that will
provide your facility a return on investment that will far outweigh the cost
of your attendance. Developed directly from feedback gathered from surveys
sent to SCC users, the conference is designed to ensure that you leave with
the knowledge and tools necessary to increase your efficiency. Downloadable
reference materials will be available online prior to the conference at www.snuginconline.org.
SNUG members receive a significant discount on the registration fee for the
Please note that the annual SNUG membership is per Soft production
environment; the conference fee is per attendee.
pricing and more information about SNUG membership, including a downloadable
brochure that outlines membership benefits, please visit SNUG’s website.
SNUG 2016 conference hotel, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, is offering a
special rate for attendees. The deadline for reserving rooms at the special
conference rate is March 17, 2016. For more information, click the Hotel
link on the Conference Info page of SNUG’s website.
more information about the annual SNUG conference, please visit the SNUG
Conference Info page at http://www.snuginconline.org/conference.php. We hope to see you in
April on spectacular Clearwater Beach!
Key Conference Dates
2016 will be here before you know it. Mark your calendar with the
following key dates:
April 17 – 21 | SNUG 2016
Monday, February 29 | Early registration deadline
Register on or
before this date to be entered into a drawing for a $600 Best Buy gift
Thursday, March 17 | Hotel reservations due
This is the
deadline for reserving rooms at the special SNUG conference rate.
Thursday, March 17 | Conference cancellations and giveaway deadlines
writing with no penalty on or before this date.
Register on or before this date to be guaranteed SNUG SWAG.
April 2016 | Hotel cancellations
room with no penalty 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
the various conference dates and deadlines approach, SNUG will send reminders.
Certification Criteria and MU Stage/Year
Florida (January 27, 2016) — SCC’s Regulatory Affairs department is pleased to
provide this quarterly update.
to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), health information
technology certified to the 2014 Edition Health Information Technologyi
certification criteria can be used by clients attesting to Modified
Meaningful Use Stage 2 or Meaningful Use Stage 3 in 2016 and 2017.
need to use the certified technology for one full calendar year in order to
may use 2014 Edition certified Health IT for Meaningful Use attestation
SoftLab® 4.0.7 and 4.5.4 are both 2014 Edition Health Information
Technology certified and can be used through 2017.ii
is reviewing the certification criteria and test cases for the 2015 Edition
Health Information Technology certification criteria to determine the
feasibility of seeking certification for the 2015 Edition.
SCC becomes aware of new information, we will share this with our clients.
Watch for updates in the near future.
i This was formerly known as
2014 Edition EHR (Electronic Health Record) Technology.
ii That is, unless CMS changes this.
Florida (January 27, 2016)—SCC is pleased to announce that we will be
exhibiting at the following trade shows during first and second quarters (Q1
and Q2) 2016.
us for exhibit hours and to arrange for a private meeting or demonstration.
(during HIMSS 2016)
Expo | Las Vegas, Nevada | February 28 – 29
(Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society)
Expo | Las
Vegas, Nevada | February 29 – March 3
2016 | Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Convention Center | Tampa, Florida | March 9 – 11
Knowledge Lab 2016
(Clinical Laboratory Management Association)
Coronado Springs Resort | Orlando, Florida | March 21 – 22
2016 | 24th Annual Soft Network User Group Healthcare Information
Technology Summit & Expo
Sand Key Resort | Clearwater Beach, Florida | April 18 – 21
New Orleans | New Orleans, Louisiana | April 26 – 27
Informatics Summit 2016
Grand Pittsburgh Downtown | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 24 – 25
This is SCC’s preliminary trade show schedule
for Q1 and Q2 2016. 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 2016
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 year.
SCC Webinars: What’s planned so far for 2016
Florida (January 27, 2016)—SCC Soft Computer is pleased to report the
following product-specific webinars planned for 2016 and hosted by SCC.
Q1 2016 | SCC software delivery
Q1 2016, we are planning a software delivery webinar, presented by Viktor
Churilov, SCC’s Director of Process Improvement. Still in the development
stages, this webinar will include topics such as SCC’s new software
terminology and naming conventions.
this topic gels, we will send an announcement with details.
Q1 2016 | SCC product-specific
in Q1 2016, SCC will showcase several products in webinars designed
specifically to expand our clients’ ability to not only utilize and maximize
their current laboratory and genetics information management software
applications but also to showcase new enhancements and functionality utilized
throughout our international client base.
we roll into 2016, watch for announcements for webinars on SCC products that
include the following:
SoftID®—SCC’s positive patient
SoftID.Tx—SCC’s positive patient transfusion
SoftTotalQC®—SCC’s total quality control system
SoftBI® business intelligence solution
welcome any client who has an effective technique or workflow that they
believe would be advantageous or of interest to other SCC clients to please
contact Jeff Marr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharing your ideas, best
practices, and lessons learned with other SCC clients helps us continue to
ensure that our client base has every tool necessary to get the most from
their SCC laboratory and genetics information management software