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Conflict of Interest Management Tool Updated with Administrative Dashboards

September 19, 2012

JERICHO, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HCCS (Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training and tracking solutions, today announced the release of a new administrative dashboards feature in COI-SMART. COI-SMART is a web-based system for the management and real-time tracking of Conflict of Interest disclosures. HCCS developed this tool in response to tighter government regulations, increased scrutiny and the need for greater transparency.

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With the new dashboards, administrators can see at a glance a graphical representation of where they are in the collection and review of each COI questionnaire released. This information can then be used to more effectively control the entire COI disclosure process leading to speedy collection and efficient management of responses.

“COI-SMART provides organizations with the tools to transform the COI disclosure process,” says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. “The new administrative dashboards provide our clients with the additional transparency and control over the disclosure process that they’ve been looking for, enabling the process to be more effective.”

COI-SMART provides comprehensive tools for tracking and managing Conflict of Interest disclosures. COI-SMART:

  • Automates cumbersome manual processes
  • Tracks and manages conflicts
  • Meets NIH COI requirements
  • Manages IRS Form 990 requirements
  • Complies with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

COI-SMART provides organizations with the tools for automated assignment of reviewers, the development of conflict of interest management plans, and data mining tools for auditing, tracking and reporting on potential conflicts of interest. The software conforms to an institution’s management process and provides the necessary framework to manage conflicts of interest in the manner that best fits each organization. The system can be used for an annual COI survey process as well as for transactional or “elective” questionnaires. It can be linked to a Research Management portal, and can provide output, if desired, for a public disclosure website.

About HCCS
HCCS has provided over 7 million hours of compliance and competency online training courses to hospitals, teaching facilities, Universities, medical schools, health plans and other health care entities. The HCCS Compliance Learning Library contains expert training content in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Harassment, Research, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Compliance. The HCCS COI-SMART system provides a comprehensive tool for tracking and managing Conflict of Interest disclosures.

For more information about HCCS products, contact HCCS at (877) 933-4227, by email at info@hccs.com, or via the web at www.hccs.com.

SOURCE Health Care Compliance Strategies


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