• By Thom Davidson
  • Posted December 6, 2016

27th Annual Compliance Institute

  Join us in National Harbor, MD for the single most comprehensive compliance conference designed specifically to meet the needs of today's healthcare compliance professional.  Healthcare Reform, Hospital Physician Alignment, Compliance Effectiveness, and HIPAA Privacy/Data Breach are all adding complexity to the challenges facing compliance professionals.  The 2017 HCCA Compliance Institute can help you bring order to this seeming chaos.  The program is designed for compliance professionals from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, including compliance officers, billing and coding professionals, auditors, nurses, risk managers, ethics officers, privacy officers, health information professionals.

Contract Guardian will be in Booth 324.

OCR and Contract Management
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted November 23, 2016

Contract Guardian Adds Automatic OCR Detection and Creation

  Have you ever received a PDF of a contract only to discover that none of the information is searchable? Those concerns have now been eliminated with the Contract Guardian automatic detection and creation of the OCR layer.

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  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted October 17, 2016

Contract Guardian Rolls Out Numerous Enhancements

  Contract Guardian is frequently rolling out a series of enhancements and performance updates. This Autumn has been no exception.

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Healthcare Contract Management Field Code Display
Healthcare Contract Management Document Generator Preview
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted September 1, 2016

Auto Complete (Document Generator) Enhancements

  Creation of contracts can be a complicated process that requires extensive review by your legal council and the agreement stakeholders. The Contract Guardian Auto Complete (Document Generator) minimizes the effort.   The addition of the automatic preview within Contract Guardian adds additional speed and flexibility to the process.

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  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted August 18, 2016

Enhancement to Workflow Module

  The already feature rich Contract Workflow Module receives numerous enhancements. Most of the enhancements expand the flexibility of assigning various parties to different workflow steps as well as incorporating new notification steps.

Enhancements include:

  • Incorporating of Other Parties (Vendor) into a workflow route
  • Additional personalization of workflow emails with custom field merge.
  • Deactivating certain attachment types.
  • Addition of notifications step to parties in and out of the workflow process.

Healthcare Contract Management

Healthcare Contract Management Workflow
Healthcare Contract Management Attachments
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted June 24, 2016

New Contract Attachment Grid Released

  The new contract attachment grid offers several new features in addition to the ones that were previously available.

  • Sort on any contract attachment column: Name of attachment, expiration date, attachment type, and signature status
  • Filter on any of the columns. The filters also support Boolean logic. For Example: Only show me contracts and quotes in the attachment list.
  • One can continue to add new attachments, request signatures and trigger scanned attachments.
  • Individual actions on the contract attachments remain the same depending on contract security roles. (View, download, delete, edit, new version, view all versions, establish as primary and email attachment.)

Healthcare Contract Management Reporting
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted June 14, 2016

New Query Report Guide Published

  The new guide addresses all of the features in the latest release for Contract Management Reporting. The Query Overview will provide a high level recap.  The guide will walk one through step by the creation of a new report.  Features like filtering, sorting, drag and drop layout are illustrated.  In addition, the emailing of a contract report is provided as well.   Users can access this guide as well as others from the Support option after clicking on your gear icon.

Corporate Integrity Agreement
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted May 16, 2016

Does your hospital have a Corporate Integrity Agreement?

  Perhaps you have agreed to a Corporate Integrity Agreement as part of a civil settlement.  If so, the challenges associated with addressing the requirements can be overwhelming.   Learn how Contract Guardian can assist you with many of the requirements and tasks associated with defining, documenting and reporting." Davidson says.

Note: One of our clients is currently preparing a case study regarding the utilization of Contract Guardian in conjunction with CIA.   Stay tuned!

 Corporate Integrity Agreement

Actively Track and Manage Contract Obligations
  • By Pam Bryant
  • Posted April 21, 2016

Actively Track and Manage Contractual Obligations

  Thom Davidson has written an article on how to actively manage contractual obligations.
"Contract Management does not stop when the contract is signed, the active period of the contract is critically important and needs to be managed with the same attentiveness as the negotiation, reviews and approvals phase of the contract lifecycle." Davidson says.

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Contract Guardian at HCCA Conference in Las Vegas John Reuter works Contract Guardian booth in Las Vegas
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted April 18, 2016

Contract Guardian Exhibits at HCCA Conference in Las Vegas

  Healthcare reform, hospital physician alignment, compliance effectiveness, and HIPAA Privacy/Data Breach are all adding complexity to the regulatory compliance challenges facing healthcare professionals. The 2016 Compliance Institute, presented by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), will help you bring order to this seeming chaos. Join us for the most comprehensive conference for today's healthcare compliance professional.

Visit Contract Guardian at Booth 405

Hosted Contract Management Dashboard Component
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted April 12, 2016

Contract Guardian releases highly configurable dashboard.

  Contract Guardian offers transparency and control over the information associated with your contracts by delivering a highly configurable and personalized dashboard. You can reveal insights and hidden correlations within your system as well as staying on top of workflows, important tasks and other selectable visualization of your data and documents.

 Contract Guardian Release Highly Configurable Dashboard

King's Daughters Medical Center
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted March 22, 2016

King's Daughters Medical Center selects Contract Guardian following extensive evaluation and product comparison.

 "One of our first objectives was to confirm that the system would fully address our Corporate Integrity Agreement and manage physician contracts with Contract Guardian.  We narrowed our list down to the leading vendors in the industry and spent many months reviewing their offering and confirming their ability to deliver.  If the evaluation period seems a little long, you are correct.  We were disappointed in the past by another system and we wanted to be absolutely sure that we were making the correct decision." - Paula Willis, Compliance Officer/Physician Payment Officer/Contract Administrator at King's Daughter Medical Center.

 King's Daughter Medical Center Selects Contract Guardian

Logo Change in Contract Guardian
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted March 16, 2016

Contract Guardian Enhances Personalization Options

 Contract Guardian just added another feature to their personalization options in Contract Guardian.   Upload a custom image as a header logo.   Your custom logo will be displayed for all services within Contract Guardian.  The image file should be in PNG, GIF or JPG format with it being no larger than 2MB.

The service does require one to have administrative rights to the account.  A rendering of the logo is presented within the Contract Guardian Account Console. The new logo is included in the support of the contract guardian mobile interface for smartphones and tablets. Contract Guardian Console

Contract Guardian Responsive User Interface
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted March 2, 2016

Contract Guardian Releases Responsive User Interface (UI)

 Contract Guardian announced it has released a revised user interface to further improve the user's experience when working with smartphones, tablets, touchscreens and desktop computers.  The screens will dynamically adjust to the device and screen size being used.

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Contract Guardian Cover Sheet Generator
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted February 22, 2016

Contract Guardian Release Cover Sheet Generator

 The Cover Sheet Generator can be used for both pre and post contract generation. Many organizations start their workflow process with a cover sheet to capture initial meta data for their contract management system. Others request audit summary copy with the meta data populating the cover sheet. This new feature addresses both needs.

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Contract Guardian AutoFill Module for Contract Management
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted January 4, 2016

Contract Guardian Release AutoFill Module

 AutoFill is a comprehensive document / contract automation feature.   It facilitates the creation and sharing of multiple documents by fetching data entered through Contract Guardian.  You can link unlimited document templates to be completed via the mapping of merge fields. Generate contracts, quotes, sales orders, renewal letters, etc.

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Thom Davidson
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted January 1, 2016

A Huge Thank You to Our Clients, Partners & Employees

  While we are all hard at work closing projects and opportunities by year's end, I want to take a moment to thank you personally for all your support of Contract Guardian. In a highly competitive market, you helped Contract Guardian excel and it is appreciated!

  • The best ideas come from our clients and we have great clients!
  • Amazing new development from our staff of software engineers...they always amaze me.
  • Partnerships help drive results and create value for our clients.
Thank you for a great year

Health Care Compliance Assoication
  • By Thom Davidson
  • Posted January 1, 2016

Some Recommended Contract Management Events for January and February & Employees

  The Health Care Compliance Association has an excellent selection of events coming up this month and in February.  I am sure all of the events are worthwhile.  However, it is impossible to attend every event. I have taken the liberty of making a few suggestions.

  • Stark Law Update: 2016 Stark Rule Changes Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP)
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Exclusions But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Social Media: Behind the Curtain

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