CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrisey Associates recently launched its highly anticipated Web-based credentialing software, MSO for the Web(TM) (MSOW(TM)). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050601/CGW057LOGO ) MSOW combines the speed and flexibility of the Internet with Morrisey's advanced technology to automate physician and allied health professional credentialing. The revolutionary product is a substantial improvement over existing credentialing systems. "By listening to the needs of our customers, we believe we have released a product that sets a new industry standard for credentialing," says Morrisey CEO Jerry Zoldan. "MSOW transforms a traditionally time-consuming, paper-based process into a universally accepted electronic environment that increases productivity and reduces operational costs." MSOW reduces errors in credentialing and verifications and reliance on IT staff for day-to-day support. Because the product is Web-based, it is accessible to users any time and anywhere and offers the ultimate in flexibility of access to critical credentialing information. The software can be configured for single or multiple facilities and can be customized to meet any organization's needs. "This is one of the most sophisticated and flexible credentialing products on the market today," Zoldan says. "MSOW integrates the features that customers sought and delivers them in a way no other company can." Morrisey customers partnered with Morrisey on the MSOW development Advisory Board and have put the new system through its paces in a test environment. They say the product is just what they've been waiting for. "It will deliver what I was looking for -- and a lot more," says Bonnie Ball, manager of medical staff services at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. "The staff here is very excited now that they have seen what it can do. They can't wait to get started with full implementation." Another customer also applauded Morrisey's vision. "So many of our physicians are computer savvy and they want to do everything they possibly can online. MSOW will allow us to communicate electronically with them and save documents with scanning," says Lola Hackett, manager of the Credentials Verification Office at UCLA Healthcare in Los Angeles. Here's what to look for in MSOW: STREAMLINED WORK FLOW Credentialing staff supervisors can see the distribution of work among employees in real time, as well as a watch list of outstanding items that need immediate attention. SIMPLICITY Morrisey's revolutionary MSOWebCrawler(TM) technology is embedded in MSOW, eliminating tedious manual tasks such as routine updates of standard credentialing files. With MSOW, credentialing files are integrated online in a single database repository. MSOWebCrawler automatically checks for new physician licensure from state licensing agencies. In addition, the program scans new physician credentialing information from any accessible Web pages and copies the information into each practitioner's file. SECURITY Security on the Internet is an increasing concern as the public becomes more aware of vulnerabilities from viruses, worms and other attacks. Morrisey makes security a top priority, and MSOW includes sophisticated security measures to protect users and the integrity of their data. INTEGRATION MSOW is integrated with Morrisey's Concurrent Care Manager(TM) (MCCM(TM)) case, quality, risk and infection management system. MCCM provides real-time access to detailed practitioner activity and performance profiles which are critical to the reappointment process. About Morrisey Associates Morrisey Associates is an industry leader in the field of credentialing applications. The Chicago-based company has nearly 20 years' experience in developing innovative, cost-effective products that automate and simplify the credentialing and verification process.
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