IPS Technology Services’ President Pradip Sengupta Joins Board of a Michigan Company Focused on Physicians’ Practices

TROY, Mich., April 23, 2015 –Pradip Sengupta, president of IPS Technology Services, recently joined the board of a Michigan-based company focused on improving physicians’ practices.

With Pradip Sengupta as a Healthcare IT Advisor to the company, IPS Technology Services will provide a service to help physicians’ practices to implement Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management software. IPS will also assist practices with becoming both HIPAA and ACO compliant.

The addition of Pradip Sengupta to the board of directors helps to further the company’s mission of supporting physicians as they, in turn, advocate for their patients’ best interests.

Healthcare IT is one of many services that IPS Technology Services offers to its clients. For more information, feel free to contact them at info@ipstechnologyservices.com or call 248-526-9000.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services Signs Contract with Healthcare Industry Client to Place Five IT Professionals

TROY, Mich., December 18, 2014 –IPS Technology Services recently signed a contract with a client in the healthcare industry to place five IT professionals. The client sought the help of IPS in order to find the best-suited individuals to aid in the launch of an upcoming project.

Specifically, the team of individuals placed for this project will have the responsibility to aid the client with data quality and process integration across multiple sources of healthcare data—ultimately helping the client’s revenue cycle management process.
Revenue cycle management (RCM) helps healthcare companies to become more effective in terms of revenue collection and due diligence, resulting in improved accuracy and collection rates. By having an efficient revenue cycle management plan in place and utilizing the latest advancements in healthcare IT technology, healthcare companies can follow claims through every step of the process. This monitoring allows the client to keep an organized and steady cash flow—leading to a financially sound company in both the short-term and the long-term.

IPS Technology Services offers IT Staffing as one of many services to its clients. Please feel free to contact them at info@ipstechnologyservices.com or call 248-526-9000.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services’ President Pradip Sengupta Interviewed by dbusiness about Opportunities in Healthcare IT Consulting

TROY, Mich., December 3, 2014 –IPS Technology Services’ President and CEO Pradip Sengupta was recently interviewed by dbusiness to discuss his views on upcoming opportunities in Healthcare IT Consulting.

In the interview, which was published on Tuesday in dbusiness’ Daily News publication, Sengupta highlighted changes in the healthcare industry, the areas where he sees the most opportunity for growth and various patient benefits resulting from the integration of healthcare records. The IPS Technology Services CEO also gave advice to employers looking to hire IT talent.

To read the complete interview on dbusiness’ website, visit: http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/Annual-2014/Five-Qs-Pradip-Sengupta-on-the-Opportunities-in-Health-Care-IT-Consulting/.
IPS Technology Services offers Healthcare IT implementation and consulting as one of many services to its clients. Please feel free to contact them at info@ipstechnologyservices.com or call 248-526-9000.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services Wins a Consulting Engagement to Implement an EHR package for a Physician’s Office in Metro Detroit

TROY, Mich., November 11, 2014 –IPS Technology Services recently won a project with a local physician’s office to help implement a comprehensive Electronic Health Records (EHR) system and to provide the necessary training and consulting to the staff to ensure a successful transition.

As with most physicians whose practice has spanned a few decades, the client is in need of a complete transition from paper-based patient records to an EHR system. IPS Technology Services will manage the installation of an electronic health records software program in the client’s office, as well as convert all of the paper files into digital format. By switching to an EHR format, the client will be able to better track patient records, reduce paper waste, limit the space needed to house physical records, and will be able to better protect patients’ confidentiality.

In addition to the establishment of an EHR system, IPS Technology Services will also set up practice management software to assist the client in scheduling appointments, maintaining a list of insurance companies, performing billing tasks and generating required reports. IPS Technology Services will also address the client’s Revenue Cycle Management, to ensure that the office is receiving payments for all services rendered in a timely manner.

Finally, IPS Technology Services will provide consulting to the client for both Meaningful Use and Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Meaningful Use will allow the office to utilize EHR improve patient care coordination, to reduce health disparities, and to engage patients and their families. ACO or Accountable Care Organization aims to provide well-coordinated, patient-centered healthcare with the goal of achieving improved health, improved patient experiences and lower costs. For more information on how ACO works as well as its implications for the healthcare industry, visit http://healthcare-parttimecio.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-is-aco-or-accountable-care.html

IPS Technology Services offers Healthcare IT implementation and consulting as one of many services to its clients. Please feel free to contact us at info@ipstechnologyservices.com or call 248-526-9000.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services Releases Tips to Help Physicians Practices Generate Maximum Revenue and Keep Positive Cash Flow

TROY- September 24, 2013 – As healthcare practices are transforming from fee-based services to outcome-based Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), they are facing unique challenges resulting out of a number of unknown factors due to new technologies, new processes and skills required to ensure maximum collection of revenue.

IPS Technology Services recently released thirteen tips to help physicians’ practices generate maximum revenue and keep positive cash flow. The article, posted on IPS’ blog dedicated exclusively to healthcare information technology (HIT), aims to help practices focus on leveraging technology better through a more complete understanding of e-HR, Practice Management, HIPAA compliance, Patient Portal, Interoperability of systems, Data Mining and more.

To read the informational article on IPS Technology Services Healthcare IT blog, please visit http://healthcare-parttimecio.blogspot.com/.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:
1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting
3. Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development and Digital Marketing

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.

IPS Technology Services Wins Contract to Provide Website and Digital Marketing Upgrade, Maintenance and Hosting Service for a Global Professional Organization

TROY – August 15, 2013 –IPS Technology Services recently won a contract to provide website and digital marketing upgrade, maintenance and hosting services for the Michigan chapter of a global professional organization. The client has been finding it difficult to keep up with its communications with members through email blasts, website upgrades, and maintenance activities as it was managed by its volunteer members. Additionally, the client found these tasks becoming increasingly difficult due to regular shifts in ownership of the website maintenance and marketing activities with a changing board of directors every other year. They realized that email blasts were not going out as planned and that the website and email lists were not being updated in a timely manner.

As the manager of this client’s email communications and website maintenance, IPS Technology Services will be responsible for sending out organization-wide emails on behalf of the client, making regular changes to the organization’s website and performing periodic updates to the client’s membership email lists. By hiring IPS Technology Services to perform these services, the client will be able to maintain continuity of brand image and email communications in the future—regardless of the status of the communications chair volunteer position.

The client is part of a not-for-profit global professional organization with over 50,000 individual members, 600 member corporations and 250 affiliate non-profit organizations. Their mission to utilize information technology in healthcare has served healthcare providers, governmental and non-profit organizations and patients for over 50 years.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

  1.  IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2. CIO Services and Technology Consulting
  3. Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
  4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
  5. Engineering IT services
  6. Website development and Digital Marketing

IPS Technology Services Delivers Oracle e-Business Suite Solution to Financial Services Industry Giant

TROY, Mich., August 8, 2013 — IPS Technology Services delivered an immediate solution to a local financial services industry giant with $500M+ in revenue as part of a highly complex e-Business Suite (EBS) project. Having identified an immediate concern by the client, the IPS team quickly addressed the need to allow the project to implement an upgrade of Oracle EBS version 11.5.10.2 to the more powerful and sophisticated 12.1.3.

“This upgrade will enable the client conduct business without interruption as IPS brought the required expertise and resources on board within a week,” says Pradip Sengupta, President and CEO of IPS Technology Services.

This client has served the financial needs of metro Detroit residents for over forty years. By providing them with a quick but effective solution to their needs, IPS Technology Services has ensured that the day-to-day activities of this client will remain uninterrupted—allowing them to continue to serve the local community without having to devote countless man-hours to operating an outgrown IT system.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

  1. . IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2. . CIO Advisory and Technology Consulting
  3. . Application Development and Integration on the Web and Mobile platforms
  4. . Healthcare IT Consulting and Solution (e-HR, PM, HIPAA, Patient Portal, and MU)
  5. . Engineering IT services
  6. . Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Website Design

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.

IPS Technology Services Relocates Headquarters to 363 West Big Beaver Road in Troy

TROY – July 11, 2013 –This month, IPS Technology Services relocated their headquarters for the second time in two years. Now managing the company from the new location, IPS will have more space for the company’s growing operations and staff.

“This move was inevitable,” says Pradip Sengupta, President and CEO of IPS, “Our continued growth demands more work space and conferencing areas than we have had in the past.” IPS Technology Services’ new headquarters is located at 363 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 100 in Troy, MI. The facility includes private offices, a conference room, a training room, and dedicated areas for both programming and a data center.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

  1.  IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2.  CIO Services and Technology Consulting
  3.  Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
  4.  Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
  5.  Engineering IT services
  6.  Website development and Digital Marketing

IPS was nominated as a top company to watch for 2014 by Michigan Top Companies to Watch. For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.

IPS Technology Services Wins HIPAA Risk Analysis Consulting Contract for Optometry Practice

Troy– May 22, 2013 –IPS Technology Services was recently awarded a consulting project to perform a HIPAA risk analysis for a client. The client—an optometry practice with three doctors—has two locations in southeast Michigan. IPS will work with the office manager and the doctors to conduct a current situation analysis to make sure that the practice is not vulnerable to security threats. IPS will use its own tool and a structured approach to identify the Administrative, Physical, and Technical safeguards for the practice and assess the risk of a security breach. The practice will also receive a set of recommendations to tighten security gaps and become HIPAA compliant.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted by Congress with two titles (or sections). The first title protects an individual’s access to healthcare and portability of coverage when there is a pre-existing condition. The second title—which is of utmost importance to the healthcare industry—protects identifiable patient healthcare information by implementing safeguards to prevent healthcare fraud, providing for medical liability reform and providing administrative simplification to allow for compliance to these requirements.
Under HIPAA, health care providers MUST provide adequate security protection for all patient electronic medical records (EMRs). Disseminating personal, identifiable healthcare information or failing to prevent the theft or use of such information can result in very hefty fines, paid to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can cost a provider up to $1.5 million per calendar year in fines. In 2012, the most prevalent violation of HIPAA was the failure to protect private medical records from theft—an offense that the United States government treats as seriously as the willful dissemination of patient medical records.

Violations of HIPPA can affect large entities such as hospitals, health insurance companies and pharmacies as well as smaller entities like medical and dental practices. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services identifies these violations through randomized audits and audits triggered by non-compliance events. As more patient records are being transferred to electronic media, electronic security and privacy is becoming very important to protect patients and reduce fraud. If not done correctly, healthcare providers put themselves and their practices at risk of fines, lawsuits, and in some cases, jail time for the involved parties.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. CIO Services and Technology Consulting
3. Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development and Digital Marketing

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.

IPS Technology Services Adds ACO Consulting to Growing List of Services

TROY, Mich., April 17, 2013 —IPS Technology Services is expanding its current service offerings with the addition of ACO—Accountable Care Organization—consulting services.

ACO or Accountable Care Organization aims to provide well-coordinated, patient-centered healthcare with the goal of achieving improved health, improved patient experiences and lower costs. The fundamental premise of ACO is to set up processes and infrastructure to help providers get reimbursed based on outcome (quality) and not based on fees for service (quantity) which is required by the new Healthcare Law when it is fully enforced. This is why the trend towards adopting ACO by the providers is up as reported by Leavitt Partners, a healthcare consulting firm in Salt Lake City. According to Leavitt Partners, there are 330 ACOs in operation as of November 2012—up from 164 in 2011.

To discourage over-utilization, many payers have shifted from fee-for-service compensation, which rewards physicians for treatment volume, to risk-sharing arrangements that prioritize outcomes. Under the new system, when treatments deliver the desired results, provider compensation may be less than before.

ACOs are here to stay and it is going to be an immensely important tool to stay in business because the benefits are proving to be real. It will improve the quality of care and reduce waste as well as help organizations implement value-based care concepts in a step-by-step fashion.

For more information on how ACO works as well as its implications for the healthcare industry, visit http://healthcare-parttimecio.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-is-aco-or-accountable-care.html

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following five areas:

  1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2. CIO Services and Technology Consulting
  3. Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
  4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
  5. Engineering IT services
  6. Website development and Digital Marketing

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.