New software program developed: Access Health Care's utilization management and information technology teams have joined forces to develop Calypso Care, a comprehensive utilization management software program. The program is designed to capture key events in the utilization process and provide extensive reporting and analysis. Calypso Care was developed by a team of nurses and physicians who actively practice in the care of patients and who are experienced in health plans, along with 40 IT engineers. The program embraces the end-user experience, using the system to help staffers produce quality work at first pass. It reduces bureaucratic redundancies inherent in other software.
Orthopedic surgeon addresses association: Dr. Michael W. Higgins of Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery recently addressed the Florida chapter of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. The association is the nation's only organization dedicated to the clinical documentation improvement profession. Higgins, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, sees patients in Spring Hill and Dade City.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings in the coming week:
• Staywell/Wellcare, 3280 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Monday. The event includes a grand opening of the remodeled offices. Call (352) 610-0076.
• Heartland Payment Systems, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Tuesday. Call Kevin Strom, (352) 601-2185.
CONNECT POWER LUNCH: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Chamber Connect Power Lunch at noon Aug. 12 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd., Brooksville. The cost is $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Dress is casual, but no jeans. For information, call (352) 796-0697. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 12 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. People interested in becoming part of a group of business professionals building the technology industry in Hernando County are welcome. This is an open committee, and chamber membership is not necessary. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. New members are welcome. For information, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.
Save the date
DR. CLOUD WEBCAST: The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chick-fil-A of Hernando County, will sponsor "The Power of the Other," a webcast with Dr. Henry Cloud, from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 and Sept. 16 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 13171 Tara St., Spring Hill. In addition to building skills and knowledge, and closing performance gaps, Cloud will discuss how the best performers also draw on personal and professional relationships to fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Advance tickets are $10 per person. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 11, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.
To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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