Automatic Vendor Credentialing

Authority and Access Made Easy.

The business definition of credentialing is “the process by which the eligibility of a person for a particular job or task is established by determining if the person has the specified qualifications and fulfils the defined requirements (1).” In the healthcare industry, credentialing is determining whether an individual or “vendor” is legitimate and if they have the authority to enter the facility’s grounds for the purpose of providing a value added product or service.

Why is Vendor Credentialing Important?

Many outside helping hands factor into the successful day to day operational support of any given hospital or medial office. In order to effectively gate keep the privacy, security, and safety of patients and staff, a form of vendor credentialing has become essential. According to Karen Ekstein of Healthcare Purchasing News, “The current healthcare climate has become more complex, sensitive, and political, resulting in a greater concern for patient protection and reduction of business risks (2).”

An increase in concern for accountability in this digital age compounds the gatekeeping complexity of the healthcare environment. The process of vendor credentialing is an essential solution helping hospitals capitalize on workflow efficiency while addressing these issues. A trusted partner like symplr makes it possible.

A symplr Solution Has Arrived.

symplr is an industry leader providing easy-to-use software and services which help healthcare organizations easily meet accreditation and regulatory compliance requirements. They have set out to make credentialing the simplest part of an organization’s business process and have done so with ease. Focusing on vendor and general credentialing, provider management, and payer enrollment services, symplr has streamlined processes and created a secure system that healthcare organizations can rely on.

How is Vendor Credentialing Done?

Historically, vendor credentialing has always been managed in-house by the hospital or healthcare organizations’ staff. Keeping up with changes, requirements, security and more make the task increasingly more time consuming with a greater fear of items falling through the cracks. For most, this effort is found to be an inefficient use of resources. Organizations’ are now finding it more cost-effective and productive to hire a third-party vendor credentialing company such as symplr. symplr will provide the services on the hospital or healthcare facilities’ behalf. As a result putting the hospital’s resources to better use, increasing accountability, and closing security gaps.

The Benefits of Having symplrPass.

symplrPass is symplr’s solution for quick, accessible vendor credentialing. It is an intuitive, easy to use station requiring no internet connection. This revolutionary self-check-in station can secure every access point in an entire facility. It will scan, screen, and verify absolutely anyone entering the facility. symplrPass helps protect patient’s safety and reduce risk by ensuring that vendors are fully compliant with the facility’s policies.

With symplrPass, facilities can:

  • Boost their credentialing process
  • Configure a system to unique facility policies
  • Quickly assess vendor compliance
  • Satisfy auditing requirements through real-time data logs
  • Automate vendor check-in activity alerts
  • Manage processes for multi-facility location.

 

How Does symplrPass Work?

A vendor entering the hospital or healthcare facility will be required to have the symplr smartphone application downloaded. On the app, they will indicate which hospital or facility they are visiting, which will assign them a barcode using GoCode®, Code Corporation’s secure, unique two-dimensional barcode symbology technology. GoCode® is a proprietary symbol and is utilized by companies that have an application that can benefit from using a secure barcode. GoCode® is a perfect solution for counterfeiting problems or for applications requiring advanced security. GoCode® may also be created with user authentication features so critical or sensitive data may only by read by approved readers.

After being assigned a barcode by the application, the vendor will scan the barcode using the facility’s symplrPass check-in station. These check-in stations’ feature an integrated CR1000 barcode scanner from Code®. symplr’s barcode reader selection was primarily based on the zero-miss read performance of the scanner, as well as the service and support provided by the team at Code®. The CR1000 has an impressive ability to read barcodes directly from a mobile device’s screen, which is exactly what symplr was looking for.

Once the vendor has scanned their application at the station and they are verified, a day pass is then printed from that station giving them access to complete their requested services for the day. This process will then be repeated each day to ensure facility and personnel changes/requirements are enforced.

Accountability That Protects and Reduces Risk!

Vendor credentialing is not only a hot topic of discussion today, but an extremely important accountability task for hospitals and healthcare facilities. This single function protects the safety and reduces the overall risk for hospitals, patients and staff. symplr has created an efficient end user solution to make vendor credentialing fast, easy, and secure. Code is excited to play a part in this successful mobile data capture solution helping to conserve hospital resources while ensuring a facility is kept safe, secure, and in compliance. This scan-and-go credentialing technology has the power to maximize resources, optimize processes, ensure accountability and take healthcare securely to that next level of efficiency.

Introducing CodeOne, a Service Program Designed to Fit Your Needs

Code is happy to reveal the release of a suite of service and support plans called CodeOne. CodeOne is a multi-tiered service program that lets customers choose the level of support that best fits their budget and needs. The support plans range from standard to premium services and vary in coverage and duration.

Customers may choose one of five plans: Standard, Elevated, Peak, Spares Pool, and GoLive Support. Not quite what you need? For additional flexibility, customers may work with Code to create a customized service plan to support special requirements.

At Code we know that each organization is unique, with unique needs, and we want to make sure that our customers pay only for the service and support that their company requires – while getting the most out of their investment.

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Where in the World? April Edition

Whether you are a potential customer or a faithful Code user, product experts are available throughout our events to answer your questions and help you see where you might incorporate a Code barcode solution into your area of expertise to create an uninterrupted, fast and accurate work flow.

Here are just some of the places we’ll be in April:

ProMAT
Code Booth Number: N940
Dates: April 1-6, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.promatshow.com

Retail IT VAR of the Future
Dates: April 4-6, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Website: http://www.retailitvarofthefuture.com/

FHA
Code Booth Number: TBD
Dates: April 5-8, 2017
Location: Indonesia
Website: http://foodhotelindonesia.com/

Texas Police Chiefs Association
Dates: April 11-12, 2017
Location: Dallas, TX
Website: http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org/

Semicon
Code Booth Number: TBD
Dates: April 25-27, 2017
Location: Malaysia
Website: http://www.semiconsea.org/

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Code Barcode Readers Certified by Verifone

Code is proud to announce that their barcode readers have been certified to work with Verifone’s Commander platform for Retail and Convenience Store POS Solutions.

Certification means the Code’s CR5000 and CR900FD will work seamlessly with Verifone software. “We are pleased to have our readers certified with the Verifone Commander platform,” said Garrett Russell, VP of sales and marketing at Code. “With this certification we can provide retailers an efficient, seamless and reliable point of sale experience for their customers.”

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Where in the World?

Code attends on average one tradeshow or event each week! We attend shows from small table-top events to large international tradeshows, and everything in between.

These events allow us to bring our revolutionary products to you. You can see, touch and even use our quality barcode reading solutions at every event.

Whether you are a potential customer or a faithful Code user, product experts are available throughout events to answer your questions and help you see where you might incorporate a Code barcode solution into your area of expertise to create an uninterrupted, fast and accurate work flow.

Code exhibits events in various industries including: Healthcare, Retail, Public Safety and Manufacturing. We recognize that every industry has unique barcode scanning applications. We have the pleasure of servicing barcode solutions to a wide variety of professionals in different industries. We bring relevant barcode solutions to each event.

We are preparing for some big shows. Be sure to visit us at NRF this coming January and HIMSS in February.

NRF 2017
Code Booth Number: 537
Dates: January 15-17, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Website: http://nrfbigshow.nrf.com

HIMSS 2017
Code Booth Number: 1506
Dates: February 19-23, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Website: http://www.himssconference.org/

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Why Work at Code?

At Code we believe when we work together, we succeed together and we celebrate together as a team! We are strong individuals who thrive in an environment of collaboration and team work. We live on the rush of outperforming ourselves. We have respect for each others backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and unique talents and traits. Our team diversity reflects that of our consumers and our communities, and our team is proof-positive that inclusion is our way of life at Code.

Code offers a robust Benefits Rewards program for you and your family which includes everything you receive as an employee including your pay, health care benefits, wellness program, retirement plans and work/life benefits. Every day on the job, we encourage our employees to be the best in whatever they’re doing and wherever they are. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Check out our career opportunities at: http://www.codecorp.com/careers.php

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Online Configuration Guide

At Code we provide barcode reading solutions that integrate seamlessly into your workflow. We know that one configuration set may apply for one company but not for every company, which is why we’ve created an Online Configuration Guide.

With the Online Configuration Guide you are able to select configuration commands for your reader such as; continuous scanning, data formatting, enabling or disabling a symbology settings, volume controls, and so much more.

After selecting your reader, you are provided with a list of configuration barcodes that are applicable to your reader.  Identify the preferred configuration setting and select view to scan the configuration barcode directly from you monitor or mobile device screen. Select multiple configurations to print a customized Configuration Guide.

The Online Configuration Guide puts you in control of your Code reader. For more information visit: www.codecorp.com

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No Ports? No Problem.

Mobile devices have not only changed the way we communicate but the way we live our lives. They are our calendars, calculators, notepads, navigation devices, pedometers, budget organizers and so much more. The technology that can fit in our pockets is progressing to a point where we start to wonder, what can’t our mobile devices do?

Many businesses use a smartphone or tablet to run a POS or enterprise application. While consumer devices are a cost effective alternative to a traditional point of sale terminal, they are often designed with limited or even without USB ports, making it impossible to plug in a reader which requires business owners to working around the problem with expensive
battery-powered, wireless scanners.

Code has a better solution: the T500 Cable. The T500 enables Code wired barcode readers to communicate to virtually any mobile device, including iPads, Galaxy Tabs, and Windows Surfaces along with other devices that lack the USB and RS232 ports found on legacy PC-based POS systems. And because the T500 draws power directly from a standard AC wall outlet, battery replacement is a nonfactor.

How it Works.

Until now, cable options for wired barcode readers have been limited to USB or RS232 communication and were plugged directly into a port on a host device. Because the T500 cable has an embedded modem, when plugged into a Code wired barcode reader and powered on, it allows the reader to communicate to other Bluetooth-enabled devices via radio waves.

Now you can connect your barcode reader to your tablet the same way you would connect your Beats Pill or other Bluetooth speaker to listen to your tunes. You don’t have to worry about recharging a Code reader, though, because it plugs right into the wall, so batteries aren’t a concern.

When you’re ready for a cost effective, rock-solid solution for wireless communication in your fast-paced environment, the T500 is more than ready to keep up.

For more information on the T-500 and other Code products visit www.codecorp.com

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Join the Barcoding Revolution!

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The Customer Service You’ve Always Wanted

Think of the last time you called a customer service line. It may have gone something like this:

You were greeted by an automated message with a confusing list of options. You pressed the button that seemed most similar to the service you needed- let’s say option #6. The next menu asked you to select another option. You endlessly began dialing buttons: 1-6-7-9-3-4. Then you were directed back to the main menu. So you tried option #2. Somehow this option seemed less relevant but you thought to yourself ‘maybe if I keep pressing buttons eventually I’ll get to speak to a real person’. Five minutes later and suddenly you were disconnected from the call.

Who likes being treated this way?

Code offers support options via calling, email or online to ensure you receive the customized help you need when you need it. And when you call Code, you will get a real person, unlike other customer service centers. We treat our customers with the utmost respect. We don’t want to waste your time, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your hardware investment.

Our service and support department is staffed with talented Application Engineers who have received specialized training to ensure they become barcode solution experts. Simply put, they are trained to help you integrate your barcode readers into your personalized workflow.

Regional Application Engineers reside in locations across the country. They cater to your barcode scanning needs in your area. No need to worry about time zone issues or language barriers. Code will give you the individualized attention you need to maximize your barcode reading experience no matter where you are.

Have you ever sent out an email to company and you receive a delayed response or no response at all? We are not the type of company that is going to leave you without a response. Our Application Engineers are quick to respond to email giving you the information you need in a timely manner.

We also offer online options. Visit www.codecorp.com/codesupport for product documentations, RMA support, downloads, Quick Connect Code Generator, Knowledge Database, CodeOne Service Plans, Warranty Registration, Configuration Guide Generator, Product Videos and Customer License Portal.

Customer service at Code is designed to help each of our customers with their own unique barcode scanning needs receive personalized attention. If you need assistance with your barcode solution don’t hesitate to contact us using your desired method of communication.

For more information visit codecorp.com

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