July 22, 2013, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Forcura, the leader in post-acute document work-flow, released a bevy of new featured inspired by the HIPAA Omnibus additions and the sequester cuts hitting the healthcare world. New features include more insights on an individual documents workflow and the ability to label by color. “With the addition to HIPAA guidelines and the budget cuts everyone is scrambling to maintain compliance standards with less money. It’s a pressure everyone in the healthcare field is feeling” said Craig Mandeville, CEO of Forcura.
The increased visibility of a single documents workflow will allow compliance officers to be able to monitor the status of each document in half the time. A user can view who sent it out, how long it has been pending completion and how many times it has been resent to the recipient all within one consolidated menu. These enhanced monitoring capabilities also provide an organization with an audit trail in the event of a data breach. For the daily users of the system, this features drastically reduces their time spent tracking and following up with outstanding documents. Their time can then be reallocated to patient-centered tasks that add value to the business. “When we first debuted the consolidated workflow menu we received a positive response from our users. They are thrilled that our system will now save them even more time”, said Corey Dreckman, Vice President of Client Experience at Forcura.
Another added feature is for the users to color tag documents based on their organizations rules. Color tags are created and managed by a person with administrative rights, but can be used by any user to label documents. Clients are using the colors to label form type such as orders, labs or 485’s or by urgency level. Once the document is labeled, viewers can conveniently understand its status or type before opening it up for viewing. This feature makes organizations a breeze and saves the users the time of opening up a document repeatedly to view it.
These enhancements are only a small addition the host of features currently boasted by Forcura’s software all geared to cut cost and streamline processes.
Forcura’s software is a highly customizable document workflow solution for post-acute providers. The software gives the healthcare providers the ability to communicate with their clients from any mobile device, while improving operational efficiencies and increasing revenues. Forcura is more than a software company; it offers superior service to its clients while maintaining lasting relationships. For more information, please visit forcura.com
Acquisition creates the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organization for professionals in the fields of human services and special needs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, better known as IBCCES, today announced that it has acquired the International Institute of Educational Standards (IIES). IBCCES serves a global community of autism experts and provides objective standards for certification. IIES has built a reputation as the leading credentialing and certification organization for professionals in the field of autism. The acquisition of IIES allows IBCCES to take its place as the largest and most prestigious source for credentialing and certifications for professionals specializing in special education and specifically autism support fields.
Lyndsey Herrman will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the newly merged company. Formerly the CEO of IIES, Herrman brings a wealth of experience to the corporate table and is a recognized leader in licensing and certification in the continuing education community. The Chairman of the Board for IBCCES, Myron Pincomb, stated, “We have great confidence that Lyndsey’s experience and leadership skills will help our organization change the lives of those with autism.” Pincomb went on to praise Herrman as a “seasoned executive who has been immersed in the fields of licensing, credentialing and continuing education for the past decade.” Herrman also expressed her enthusiasm for her new position, stating, “I’m privileged to have the opportunity to lead an organization with a rich passion for special education.”
The two primary certifications provided by IBCCES are the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and the Autism Certificate (AC) programs. To achieve these certifications, educational professionals must meet stringent eligibility requirements:
• For CAS certification, applicants must have completed a master’s degree program in special education or in a related field, must have two years of experience working in the with special needs students and must maintain 14 continuing education units in autism-related subjects every two years to retain certification.
• For AC certification, applicants must maintain 14 continuing education units in autism-related subjects each two years and must currently be working in an educational environment or attending classes at university in the educational field.
IBCCES will continue to serve the educational community with certification and credentialing for professionals in the autism field to ensure the highest standards in this critical educational area.
IBCCES, is the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organizations with a focus in special needs and human services. The IBCCES is the accrediting body for the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and the Autism Certificate (AC) programs. Our certification programs recognize professionals in the field of Autism who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience and performance. CAS and AC professionals live and work in the U.S. and more than 40 countries around the world.