Posted by Smart Data Solutions on September 30th, 2015
Smart Data Solutions

St. Paul, Minnesota – September 30, 2015 –  Smart Data Solutions, one of the nation’s fastest growing health care electronic data interchange providers, successfully concluded their 13th annual Customer Symposium that was held at the historic Hotel 340 in St. Paul, MN. The event brought together a community of customers, employees, and partners to network and collaborate on the latest topics and trends in the marketplace today and to plan for tomorrow.

The event kicked off with welcoming comments from Smart Data Solutions co-founder Pat Bollom, followed by a presentation from Michael Ramlet.  Ramlet is the founder and publisher of The Morning Consult, a digital media company covering the intersection of public policy and business strategy in healthcare, defense, energy, financial services, and technology industries.

Robert Bowman, Senior Manager of the CAQH Committee of the Operating Rule for Information Exchange (CORE) presented an overview of CAQH CORE, its operating rules, and the benefits of CAQH CORE certification.  Ashley Gillihan, of Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, led a discussion on health benefit plan compliance issues.

Other speakers included Jon Prince, CEO of Data Smart Solutions (DSS), who discussed how DSS utilizes industry-leading predictive analytics to evaluate and identify methods to optimize benefit plan design and reduce healthcare costs.  Mark Fogarty, EDI business development director at SDS, led an overview of Smart Data Stream’s Clearinghouse services.

“Our goal for the Smart Data Solutions Symposium was to provide an intimate forum for our customers to discuss, learn and share.” commented Pat Bollom, CEO, Smart Data Solutions.  “From the beginning we have embraced the principals of collaboration, openness, and data sharing to improve our customer experience and our conference was a terrific example of practicing what we preach. I would like to thank everyone who attended and participated, making this symposium our best one yet.”

About Smart Data Solutions

For more than fifteen years, Smart Data Solutions has been leveraging automation technology to enable cost savings, efficiency and improved quality to meet the needs of healthcare claims managers. Today more than 160 TPAs, PPOs, HMOs, hospitals and insurance companies depend on SDS technology to save money and streamline their business.  From paper processing to claims management and EDI, Smart Data Solutions offers the solutions critically needed by today’s health care industry. For more information about Smart Data Solutions please visit our website at or contact us at 651.690.3140.

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