THE TA+ PLATFORM SAAS MODEL


The SaaS, Software as a Service, deployment of TA+ software is the cost-effective method to update clinical documentation technology without a large upfront expenditure.  With the SaaS cloud model Arrendale hosts the hardware, removing the installation and upkeep burden of dictation, transcription and speech recognition systems from your facility. Users gain a web-based, HIPAA-enabled platform with the latest features, customizable reporting, integrated front-end speech recognition while eliminating annual support fees.


SAAS BENEFITS INCLUDE:

For Administration and Information Systems Departments:

  No expense for dictation, transcription or speech recognition server hardware

  No annual support fees

  A low monthly fee covers dictation long distance and all software for dictation and transcription

  Speech recognition typically reduces transcriptionist salary expenses by at least 30 percent

  Arrendale installs, monitors, hosts and supports servers; relieving hospital’s IT staff

  HIPAA-Enablement with complete audit logging, encryption and SSL technology

For Physicians:

Dictation options including standard telephone, DVR units, PC-attached handmikes and Cphones

Browser-based electronic signature enabling physicians to sign from home or office

Electronic transcript delivery to physician offices via download option, folder drop or HL7

Automatic printing and faxing to physician offices by work type in batch or on demand

For HIM Staff and Transcriptionists:

Single, easy-to-use system to manage dictation, transcription, front and back-end speech recognition

Patient inquiry feature with multiple criteria to search and drilldown on patient or visit

Complete reporting package for turnaround times and dictation activity with exportable data

Browser-Based access to monitor system activity remotely from home and when traveling

Real-time Job Monitor showing all current activity by job status

Transcription outsourcing automation without interface or set up fees to A+Network, LLC

Intuitive word processor, Transcribe+, which includes abbreviation expander and shortcuts for Normals

Integrated standard, medical and pharmaceutical spellcheckers


INSTALLATION AND SUPPORT ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY ARRENDALE:

Detailed Project Plan customized by Arrendale for each facilities’ unique environment

Implementation GANTT Chart showing activities and timelines by facility and by Arrendale

Customization of dictation prompts to mimic or improve current environment

Adaptation of current templates, with font and attribute options, into TA+ system

Conversion of transcriptionist speed files into Transcribe+ Text Replacement abbreviation expander

Import of facility physician lists from hospital-provided data

Installation and testing of future TA+ software upgrades, at hospital’s convenience


HOW ARRENDALE TRAINS YOUR STAFF:

Onsite training for HIM directors, transcription supervisors, editors and transcriptionists

‘Train a Trainer’ method to instruct physicians on electronic signature

Software training videos provide convenient refresher training for transcriptionists, supervisors and physicians

Our Support Center conducts webinar training sessions; Call 800 344-1323 to schedule


HOSPITAL STAFFING RESOURCES NEEDED FOR START-UP:

Participation by transcription and IT representatives in weekly conference calls, scheduled and hosted by Arrendale

Designation of hospital staff liaison from HIM and, if available, from IT

Optional ADT interface testing for patient and/or order demographic information from host systems

Estimated time needed from hospital interface specialist is 8 hours

Arrendale is experienced with all major EHR, HIS, PACS and PAS systems

VPN tunnel to connect TA+ servers to your hospital network, estimated time needed from firewall tech is 1 hour

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