October Events — Part 2

As we mentioned in part 1 of our October events series, this month has been full of road trips and we’ve doubled our conference coverage! So far this month we’ve been on the West Coast with AHIMA and MGMA as well as Dallas with our partners at eClinicalWorks. Now, we’re heading East for CHCANYS and GE CHUG – come say hi!

CHCANYS: October 23rd – 25th – Saratoga Springs, New York:

This fantastic conference is just for community health centers in New York state. It’s our first time attending and we’re so excited to join in on the three days of learning and talking about how we can help community health centers do more with less.

Schedule a time or stop by booth 57 in City Center ABC to learn how we help cut costs from your bottom line and the benefits our customers receive through our certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. While you’re at our booth, grab some cotton candy and other sugary delights to keep you fueled up for all of the exciting networking and classes!

GE CHUG: October 26th – 28th – New Orleans, Louisiana:

Who’s ready for a good time in the big easy? We sure are! GE Centricity is one of our amazing partners so we’ll be at this impactful conference to support them and meeting with users. In fact, we’re bringing along one of our internal power users, Hilary Bias, a former practice administrator who joined us after years of using our services within GE Centricity. She’s a master at optimizing workflows and has been in your shoes, maximizing reimbursement dollars and keeping costs low.

Between beignets and hurricanes, schedule an appointment or stop by our booth to chat with Hilary and the rest of our experts on-site. And of course, battle the early mornings with a sugar rush from our giant candy buffet!

View our entire events calendar to find out where else you can meet us. Not heading to any conferences this Fall? No problem! We would love to schedule a time to talk with you.


We’re Ready to Meet You in September

School’s back in session not only for the kids but for many of us as well. We’re excited to join you in your continuing education efforts as this conference season gears up! Come see us at an upcoming event.

Kansas Hospital Association – September 7th and 8th, 2017 – Wichita, Kansas:

What better way is there to start out the month than by meeting new faces in our own backyard! We’re excited to be a part of the Kansas Hospital Association Annual Convention and Tradeshow. Where hospital decision makers come together, explore new trends and share best practices.

Stop by, say hello and let’s talk about which shade of our fun yellow candy most closely resembles the beautiful Kansas sunflowers, which are sure to be in bloom!

If you’re a Kansas hospital, find out all the details about KHA. If you’re already attending, schedule a meeting for more information!

Connex – Sept 10th – 12th – San Diego, California: 

The industry is abuzz with controlling costs, gaining operational efficiency and optimizing revenue cycle management. These are just a few of the topics we’ll be speaking on at the upcoming Connex regional event in San Diego. Join our Research & Development Manager, Angela Fry, and one of our leading subject matter experts Rafael Jones as they tackle the financial questions facing today’s large health systems.

Association of Otolaryngology Administrators – September 18th – 20th, 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada:

Our very own Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser will be speaking at the AOA Annual Education Conference. Her presentation “On Your MACRA, Get Set, Go!” is a don’t miss for practices looking to make sure they are maximizing their reimbursement knowledge with the Quality Payment Program. Don’t be afraid to say hello after for her to answer any questions about MACRA, interoperability, compliance and more! Plus I’ve been told she has some great recommendations of places to check out while you’re in Las Vegas.

Make sure and schedule a time to connect with Kathryn at AOA. Even if you aren’t attending, check out her specially curated library of content for all practices.

Florida Bones – September 14th – 17th – Clearwater, Florida:

We weren’t ready for summer to end. So we’re jetting off to enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This our first time at this regional show with over 250 of our closest orthopedic friends at Florida Bones.

Make sure to pencil some time in between the conference sessions and tiki drinks to say hello to Rafael Jones. He’s loaded with knowledge on how our solutions are going beyond basic release of information to address orthopedic practices’ specialized needs. In fact, we have a former Orthopedic Practice Administrator on our staff who works alongside our team to ensure you can benefit from the most efficient workflows.

To continue the conversation with Rafael – schedule a time to learn more!


View our entire events calendar and see where you can find us this fall.

Come Meet DataFile in August

Summer is nearing an end;  that means conference season is here again! DataFile will be out and about in the month of August. Come see us at one of our upcoming events.

Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) – August 8th-10th, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois:

There’s no better place than Chicago in the summer, especially when the Allscripts Client Experience is in town. We’re excited to part of this amazing event where Allscripts users come together, explore new trends and share best practices.

If the candy isn’t enough to wake you up, we can pretty much guarantee that the laughs you’ll have after talking with Alex will. Make sure to ask about our newest solution, Insurance Verification.

If you are still on the fence about attending, get $250 off your registration by using our super special code SD_DFT250.

Check out more about the ACE conference and register here if you’re already attending schedule a meeting for more information!

Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Conference –

August 27th-30th – Indianapolis, Indiana:

As we look ahead to interoperability, DataFile knows that interoperability does not mean automation. Behind every machine there is a human element and the need for experts to understand the critical workflows and relationships that are key to keeping your practice running. In effort to stay on the forefront of health information and healthcare industry changes, it’s key for our leadership to have the relationships and education that it takes to be innovators in health information so that DataFile can continue to be the partner you’ve come to trust with your PHI.

That’s why our leadership including our CEO — Janine Akers, CIO – Trent Peters, and CMO – Joy Milkowski will be attending the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative conference. Here our leadership team will collaborate with other thought leaders within the industry to create innovative strategy that ultimately improves access to patient data, quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. They will then bring back their knowledge and relationships gained through this collective to ensure that DataFile is acting not only in the most forward thinking manner regarding health information, but also to educate our clients and partners to create a practice that ensures their patients ability to access their critical health data in the quickest and least costly manner possible.

For more information check out SHIEC here.

“On Your MACRA, Get Set, GO!” Webinar Wrap-Up

On behalf of Ben Bull, Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, and myself, we enjoyed our time discussing MACRA and the Quality Payment Program with webinar attendees from across the country!

Kathryn shares a few additional thoughts from yesterday’s discussion:

“Thank you for joining me for “On Your MACRA, Get Set, Go!”.  I hope you found the information beneficial and are able to apply it to your individual practice.  The Quality Payment Program, including MIPS, will certainly continue to challenge healthcare organizations for 2017 and beyond as a means to illustrate increased quality and decreased costs in the ambulatory realm.  As I’m sure you picked up on, the Quality Payment Program is incredibly flexible and personal to each organization.  If you are interested in additional assistance navigating this new era in healthcare, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Additionally, please take advantage of our demo offer through 1/31 for a 30 minute MACRA analysis with yours truly! Thank you again for joining, and have a great start to 2017″

The webinar recording is now available! Please click here to access.

As you review this information shared yesterday, I also encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary consultation with Kathryn, by booking a demo of the DataFile HIM solutions. You’ll learn more about our time-saving solutions… and get more specific information on MACRA for your organization..a win, win! Email us today to book yours!
I hope to see you on another DataFile webinar…soon!


Copper, Dapper and Fun! The 2016 DataFile Penny Wars

DataFile Technologies recently engaged in a friendly Penny Wars competition to fundraise and fun-raise for our favorite charity, Synergy House. Synergy House is a short-term emergency shelter that serves young people ages 12 to 18 who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness or running away and is the only shelter of its kind in western Missouri. Synergy House also offers care and assistance to young children and women victimized by abuse.

The week-long Penny Wars at the DataFile offices were filled with lots of activities and friendly competition, including campaign speeches, a putt-putt contest, a raucous parade around the office and Friday’s “Dress like a Golfer Day” let the most dapper of our DataFilers really shine!kristen-darrach-and-sara-mccall

Six employee volunteers were not only campaigning for copper from their co-workers, they were also vying for one of two spots to represent DataFile Technologies at the upcoming Swing for Synergy Golf Tournament to be held later this month.

Besides filling the golfer candidate’s jars with pennies, the more entrepreneurial among us baked and sold cookies, peddled pizza by the slice, hawked hotdogs and dealt donuts to appeal to our snackin’ side. Season ticket holders donated and raffled their own Royals and Chiefs tickets and raised even more money for Synergy.

At the conclusion of the Penny Wars, Janine Akers, CEO of DataFile stated, “I’m so impressed with the enthusiasm demonstrated this week – and more importantly, for the money we generated – that all six of our candidates will Swing for Synergy and represent DataFile at the upcoming golf outing.”

Proceeds from the DataFile Penny Wars totaled more than $2300 (and change too, of course!) and all of it will stay right here in our local community to provide emergency care, necessities and assistance to youth and families in crisis.

See DataFile at HIMSS16 Booth #12749 while in Vegas

Large HIMSS16 ImageDataFile Technologies, will be exhibiting in Las Vegas at the HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition, February 29 – March 4, 2016.

HIMSS16 is the best place to connect with other health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. More than 40,000 are expected at this year’s event which will include speakers, education, new products and numerous networking opportunities.

DataFile Technologies is pleased to offer a suite of medical records and clinical workflow solutions. DataFile Technologies mitigates HIPAA liability while providing services that require no integration, interfacing or on site resource consumption.

DataFile provides services that streamline, standardize and centralize workflows for healthcare organizations of all types and sizes.  DataFile is a turn-key solution that provides the following:

  • Remote Release of Information, Including Chart Reviews & Large Chart Pulls
  • Remote eFiling/Indexing of Faxes & Scans
  • Remote eFiling Plus (Structure Data, Order Reconciliation, etc.)
  • eForms completion (FMLA, Disability, etc.)
  • Paper Document Scanning & Conversion (EHR to EHR Conversion)
  • MU Consulting  & Audit Assistance

DataFile can be a fully remote, outsourced, and HIPAA-secure medical records department, or our solutions can be leveraged individually based on your specific needs.  We also provide solutions centered around Chart Abstraction and Security Risk Analysis.  Our goal is to help take the painful and high risk — yet required — functions away from your organization so your focus can be on patient care and high priority projects, all while eliminating HIPAA risk and liability.

HIMSS16 will be held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Come see DataFile at Booth #12749.