ATLANTA, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NEA, powered by Vyne, a leading provider of secure health information exchange, attachment and communication management solutions, today announced the winners of its annual dental awards. The awards are presented to NEA-affiliated providers, partners and payers for their outstanding efforts related to: increasing EDI attachment volume through the use of electronic attachments; enhancing the dental industry as a whole with innovative approaches; and performing extraordinary service to their communities.
The awards include:
- The Champion Award, an individual award given to a person who brings the most value by virtue of individual efforts. In this case, Teresa Duncan, Odyssey Management Inc. won the award for her efforts to help NEA build mutual partnerships with the dental community.
- Performance awards for the Top Partners and Fastest Growing Partners. These are the NEA partners who exchange the greatest number of electronic attachments throughout the year and show the most growth in their respective categories.
- Innovation Awards for those NEA clients and partners leading the charge in accelerating the use of electronic information exchange amongst dental practices, payers and health plans.
- The Humanitarian Award, bestowed upon the partner that NEA views as going out of the way to provide outreach and services to those in need. This year's Humanitarian Award recipient is Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities. This multi-state dental practice group does an enormous amount of work delivering free or reduced cost dental services to members of their respective communities. Kool Smiles also won the Innovation Partner – PMG Award.
The 2015 NEA Award Winners include:
Teresa Duncan, Odyssey Management Inc.
Top PMG Partner
Top Vendor Partner
Top Clearinghouse Partner
Top Payer Partner
Delta Dental of California
Fastest Growing PMG
Fastest Growing Vendor Partner
Fastest Growing Payer Partner
Dental Health & Wellness
Innovation Partner - PMG
Innovation Partner - University
University of Texas
Innovation Partner - Vendor
Innovation Partner - Vendor
Innovation Partner - Payer
"NEA congratulates the winners of the 2015 NEA Awards, and we thank our partners for working with us in an effort to serve their communities, patients and partners, while alleviating the burdens manual, paper-driven processes in dental practices and expanding the use of secure electronic attachments in the dental care setting," said Lindy Benton, CEO and president of Vyne.
This marks the eighth year NEA has awarded it partners and affiliated practices.
An established brand for more than 20 years, NEA continues to lead the dental market with its FastAttach solution for secure electronic attachments, having exchanged more than 33 million attachments between dental practices and payers throughout the past two years alone.
Vyne™ is the industry leader in secure health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management. The company's robust technology platform facilitates the electronic capture, storage and submission of healthcare data in any form – voice, fax, image, data or electronic document. Vyne's proven solutions connect disconnected data to close gaps in documentation and improve the continuum of care through a more complete and fully accessible patient record. Outcomes include improved financial strength, operational performance and patient experience for medical and dental providers and payers. For more information, visit vynecorp.com.
Scott Rupp, Millerrupp