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Hospital Logs Significant Time and Cost Savings with New GateKeeper Proximity Solution


Pilot Knob, MO. – Time is money for a busy hospital system. Thanks to the implementation of a new security and authentication system from GateKeeper, Iron County Medical Center in rural Missouri is saving both time and money with each shift – decreasing administrative work by 75 to 95 minutes per day and saving an average of $1,600 per month or more than $19,000 per year.

A recent case study from GateKeeper revealed that introducing proximity-based authentication and security provided financial savings and new, unexpected efficiencies. These savings allowed Iron County Medical Center to maintain imperative patient privacy policies without inconveniencing the staff.

Previously, Iron County Medical Center employees typed passwords more than 120 times an hour to unlock computers and HER (electronic health records). Further, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy requirements led to duplicate logins and added auditing, creating inefficiencies and significant loss of valuable staff time. When the critical access hospital with limited resources sought a cost-effective authentication solution to reduce the burden on employees,
priorities included:

– reducing the number of required logins,
– automatically securing workstations,
– a password manager,
– and login activity automatically recorded for auditing purposes.

“Using the GateKeeper Enterprise software has raised our standard of security for our employees beyond our initial expectations,” said Mark Natale, IT Coordinator for Iron County Medical Center. “Our staff has more time to accomplish their important work each day and, at the same time, we have enhanced the security and compliance required by a critical access hospital.”

GateKeeper offers automated workstation defense, which ensures all computers in the family care clinic are locked while unattended for HIPAA compliance. 2-factor authentication was enabled form added security and auditing purposes. Virtual desktops allow each team member’s work to remain active and accessible from any computer while the person is present. Finally, a new GateKeeper Remote app from the Untethered Labs team provides users access to their password manager during virtual sessions on any PC throughout the entire hospital.

“The work that critical access hospitals such as Iron County Medical Center performs is vital to the health of communities across the country, and we were thrilled to present several customized solutions to make their lives and work easier and more effective,” said Dr. Sid Potbhare, CEO, GateKeeper. “They are reporting increased productivity as well as notable savings in time and money, so it’s smart win-win for both organizations.

To read the full case study, please click HERE to download or visit the GateKeeper website.

About GateKeeper
Automating security culture across the world, GateKeeper enhances corporate compliance and cyber security through mass automated authentication. Through efficient wireless authentication, GateKeeper protects networks from internal breaches and confidential data exposure with patented solutions that include two-factor authentication, centralized password management, and comprehensive auditing, all designed to reduce support time and costs while enhancing security and compliance.

For more information, please visit https://gkaccess.com/ or email info@gkaccess.com.

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Orthodontists Associates of WNY To Offer No Cost Virtual Consultations Adhering To & Encouraging Social Distancing In The Time of COVID-19


WESTERN NEW YORK ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE BRINGS TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EXPERTISE TO PATIENTS LIVING ROOM COUCH

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 23, 2020— Orthodontists Associates of Western New York (WNY), the clear choice for orthodontic care in Western New York, announced this week that they will offer virtual consultations at no cost to continue serving new and existing patients during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The doctors and staff at Orthodontists Associates of WNY continue to monitor all ongoing and changing information as well as recommendations from experts in their field and their governing bodies with regard to COVID-19.

Since 1993, Orthodontists Associates of WNY have provided area residents with the highest quality top-rated orthodontic care. With five offices located in Hamburg, Olean, Lancaster, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York, the practice has been a constant in the lives of thousands of patients. In this time where normalcy has gone topsy turvy, the comfort of a routine Orthodontist visit can provide both structure and a balm to patients. Though all dental and orthodontic offices are closed by mandate to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Orthodontists Associates of WNY have found a way to adapt in order to continue to serve their community. Virtual consultations are recommended by the CDC as the best way to obtain orthodontic care while avoiding exposure and stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Using SmileSnap and Zoom video conferencing software, the virtual consultation process is easy and user-friendly. Patients simply snap a few pictures with their mobile phone and proceed to answer a few online questions, so the orthodontic team has everything they need to provide an initial consultation. During the assessment, doctors will review the pictures and information submitted and discuss their findings and recommendations. There may be some additional questions to help doctors better understand patient goals and dental history. At that point, types of orthodontic treatment are recommended, and all your questions are answered about how long the treatment will take, as well as costs associated with the treatments. The entire assessment is free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed with treatment.

Additional services provided by Orthodontists Associates of WNY include Early Treatment Orthodontics, Clear Braces, Invisalign®, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Surgical Orthodontics, Craniofacial Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), and i-CAT®/CBCT digital imaging.

A life-changing pandemic sweeping across the globe is a serious and ever-changing situation. Maintaining contact with the community, setting up day-to-day appointments, and enjoying face to face virtual contact are some of the ways experts recommend citizens of all countries and locales navigate these unprecedented times for continued mental health and routine.

Locally-owned Orthodontists Associates of WNY supplements the convenience of its five brick and mortar locations with this one-on-one virtual service and top-notch individualized care from the safety and comfort of home.

For more information, please visit https://www.orthowny.com/virtual-consultation/
email contact@orthowny.com or call  (716) 638-2261.

About Orthodontists Associates of WNY

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer orthodontic care throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York. With over 60 years of combined experience, our dedicated orthodontists offer a comprehensive range of services and treatments for the whole family. We work to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to arrange your free virtual consultation.

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Select Transport reaps the customer service & cost benefits of implementing PODFather’s ePOD technology


Select Transport reaps the customer service & cost benefits of implementing PODFather’s ePOD technology.

Select Transport, the Manchester-based transport specialist, is reaping the benefit of introducing PODFather’s electronic proof of delivery technology into its international operation. Operating a fleet of 25-vehicles, making a mix of regular and ad hoc deliveries to customers located both in the UK and overseas, Select Transport needed a solution it could rely on to maximise efficiency and increase visibility across its business. The PODFather solution was selected and is now used daily to manage job bookings, plan vehicle routes, track truck movements, communicate with customers and is delivering huge benefits through the automation of both pricing and invoicing processes.

“Our customers are at the core of our business and ensuring they receive the best possible service was a key driver for selecting and implementing the PODFather system,” comments Marc Waterfield, Select Transport’s Managing Director. “Now that PODFather is up and running, not only have we been able to streamline operations, but our customers are seeing real benefit too. The solution has been a game changer for us.”

Select Transport is using a range of PODFather functionality. Job information is captured via phone or email and imported into the PODFather system. Optimised route plans are then produced with vehicle capacities, driving time and customer constraints automatically taken into consideration as part of the route planning process. Once jobs have been received and routed, Select Transport uses the PODFather system to monitor vehicles movements out on the road. In addition, Select can share delivery information with their customers via the PODFather portal; a change that has resulted in the number of customer calls received to be cut by half.

In additional to managing operational plans, the PODFather delivery management system has revolutionised Select’s pricing and invoicing processes. Pricing is now assigned automatically to each job; the job is carried out and then the PODFather system issues an invoice within 24 hours of job completion – a process which would have taken up to seven days under the old way of working. “In the past many of our processes were manual,” comments Steve Myall, Operations Director at Select Transport. “We had some system automation, but functionality was restricted. With PODFather we have a one stop shop solution that does everything from assist with job booking and route optimisation through to managing customer communications and invoicing. It really is an impressive piece of software that is supported by an extremely helpful and knowledgeable team.”

“Here at PODFather we do so much more than proof of delivery technology,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “Our pricing and invoicing features bring big benefits to users, as we’ve been able to demonstrate here at Select Transport. Having one, reliable software partner handling everything really helps companies to understand where revenue is coming from within their business. It’s this joined up thinking that makes the PODFather solution such a powerful piece of technology for today’s transport operators.”

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