Today’s EHR and HIT News includes the news that a large medical billing and practice management company has moved its on-premise data center to ClearDATA networks as well as an update from Medtech College on how they are paying tribute to Medical Assistants during Medical Assistants Recognition Week (October 15 – 19).
Asterino & Associates Moves Medical Billing Software to the ClearDATA Cloud to Ensure Data Protection and Streamline Operations
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. has announced that Asterino & Associates, Inc (A&A),a leading provider of medical billing and practice management services located in Scottsdale, AZ, has moved its on-premise data center including; medical billing software, MS Office Suite, SQL Server, and MS Exchange servers to the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform. After careful analysis, A&A determined that moving its software applications to the cloud would provide greater data security, increase redundancy and streamline operations by allowing its staff to focus on delivering excellence within its medical billing and collections business and state of the art security and efficiency capability.
A&A provides medical billing and collection services to physicians and healthcare systems across the United States. By hosting its applications and servers with ClearDATA, A&A is able to provide a high performance, reliable, billing services to clients regardless of their location. Cloud hosting also enables them to cost effectively scale its business by adding virtual servers and storage as needed, instead of having to purchase and maintain additional capacity
“Moving our applications and infrastructure to the ClearDATA cloud allows us to focus more on our core competency rather than maintaining our datacenter,” said Christopher J. Asterino, Chairman & CEO of Asterino & Associates. “It is important to achieve “Best Practice” in all aspects of our business. This relationship achieves our objective with regards to data security, redundancy and business continuity. With leadership provided by our Advisory Board, we thoroughly researched our clients’ data needs and went with ClearDATA because of its exclusive healthcare focus and HIPAA expertise.”
Medtech College Pays Tribute To Medical Assistants As The Backbone Of America’s Health Care System
Medical assistants are vital professionals who promote and maintain ongoing, beneficial physician-patient relationships in communities across the United States. Poised to be the leading national health care education company, Medtech College primarily educates nurses and medical assistants, and is assuming a leading role to raise awareness about the important services medical assistants provide.
In honor of National Medical Assistants Recognition Week (Oct. 15-19), Medtech College and Institute campuses from the Midwest to metro Washington, D.C., and south to Florida will host celebratory events on Monday, Oct. 15, to honor their students and graduates for being at the heart of health care in America.
On behalf of its medical assistant (MA) students and graduates, Medtech College will present a $2,500 donation to the Imagine America Foundation to help fund scholarships for MA students. This is in addition to the schools’ $50,000 annual contribution, as well as numerous other scholarships.
Medtech campuses will host breakfasts and lunches that include presentation of Medical Assistants Recognitions Week proclamations issued by their respective governor, mayor, or other elected official; participation of business and clinical partner VIPs; and a return to campus by MA graduates who now are succeeding in the profession to offer insights and advice to current students.
“Every Medtech campus offers Medical Assistant programs to help educate and provide hands-on training to students for this all-important career. They are the backbone of our health care system and, upon graduation, our students have become extraordinary health care professionals,” said Medtech College President and CEO John L. Hopkins. “Because the health care field continues to grow every year, there always will be a need for skilled medical assistant practitioners in communities across the country – a need our graduates are helping to fill.”