How Artificial Intelligence Will Influence Healthcare Policy

A prominent part of healthcare’s future rides the still-cresting wave of innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). Half a decade ago, AI hardly made a ripple in the realm of healthcare applications. But by the end of 2018, equity funding for healthcare AI startups had reached $4.3 billion, with deal activity (576 transactions) surging past all […]

HIEs Vie with Other Innovators to Make Interoperability Gains

In late March, the health information exchange (HIE) spanning Kansas and Missouri announced a new capability that will enable participating providers to monitor acute and post-acute patient care events in real time. The not-for-profit Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE) said its notification platform also supplies contextual information, including patients’ utilization patterns, to providers at […]

NetDirector Client Conference 2019 Recap

Healthcare Integration: Expectation vs Reality

Competition among providers can drive greater healthcare value; however, in reality, the industry has been moving in the opposite direction — toward consolidation. There were 90 hospital and health system mergers/ acquisitions during 2018, with average seller revenue reaching a historic high of $409 million, according to advisory firm Kaufman Hall, which has been tracking […]

RSNA Dives Deep on Artificial Intelligence for Radiologists

The commercial market for artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 68 percent through the 2018-2022 timespan, according to industry researcher Frost & Sullivan. Driving the expansion: a tangible shift from innovation to adoption of AI among radiologists, because new tools are proving useful in […]

Interoperability Captures Spotlight at HIMSS19

Interoperability Captures Spotlight at HIMSS19 HIMSS19, health IT’s most expansive conference, kicked off on Feb. 11 with the release of a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policy rule detailing the agency’s vision for advancing industry-wide interoperability and patient access to health information. “We believe patients should have the ability to move […]

NetDirector Teams with DocPanel to Provide Rapid Integration and Data Consistency for Radiology Reads and Reports

From PRNewswire: Tampa, FL – December 13, 2018 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange, and integration platform, has expanded their healthcare data-trading ecosystem by partnering with DocPanel, a digital community of highly-skilled subspecialty radiologists who provide radiology interpretations for both healthcare providers and patients. With a shared vision founded on providing exceptional patient care and […]

Why Interoperability Still Matters

When HIMSS asked hospital leaders to rate their most pressing 2018 concerns, “Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Data Integration” ranked a rather middling 13th out of 24 total IT priorities. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 meant “not a priority” and 7 designated an “essential priority,” respondents gave interoperability a group score […]

Cost Control Essential to Managing Healthcare IT

C-level executives at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital realized two years ago that the medical center needed to shed at least $50 million from its $2.6 billion annual spending budget. “It was very clear we had to become a much leaner, more efficient organization,” said Ron Walls, the hospital’s chief operating officer. The Harvard-affiliated facility’s […]

Artificial Intelligence Set to Soar in Healthcare

The market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical image analysis software will grow exponentially over the next several years, from the current level of approximately $400 million to more than $2 billion in 2023, according to a recent report from Signify Research. Product development pace is at an all-time high, driven in part by the improved […]

No More Healthcare Faxes? Moving Away from the Fax and Legacy Technology

A few minutes into her address at the ONC Interoperability Forum in Washington on August 6, CMS Administrator Seema Verma let fly with an imposing order. “If I could challenge the developers in this room here today to achieve one mission, it would be this: Help us make every doctor’s office in America a fax-free […]

Telehealth on the Rise Across Delivery and Payment Components

Momentum in key areas will drive telehealth to new heights in the coming years. Academic investigation confirms telehealth’s effectiveness, according to a review of 145 articles conducted earlier this year by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study finds evidence that recognizes the advantages of telehealth, particularly for remote intensive care and specialty […]

Healthcare Data Risk Still Top-of-Mind in 2018

Data breaches remain an urgent daily concern for healthcare providers and their business partners. In August 2018 alone, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted to its breach portal 18 separate incidents that exposed unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting at least 500 individuals. As outlined in the timeline below, during just the […]

New VPN Network Monitoring Enhancements and Alerts

Monitoring that’s a cut above! NetDirector is excited to announce an advanced VPN networking monitoring service that provides alerts and deep insight to help healthcare clients quickly identify and troubleshoot VPN issues and to ensure systems are running smoothly. This service provides: Continuous Monitoring – NetDirector’s advanced VPN monitoring solution runs 24/7/365 gathering critical data about […]

NetDirector now offers real-time integration with the Tennessee Controlled Substance Reporting System

NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, continues to solidify their presence as a leading provider of integration services. NetDirector has partnered with The Recovery Platform (TRP) to aid in the delivery of treatment for the growing opioid crisis around the country. NetDirector now offers direct integration with North Carolina and Tennessee Controlled Substance […]

Organize and Automate your DDF Process with our New Toolkit

Looking for an easier way to implement Events and Dynamic Data Forms (DDFs) in Black Knight v2/v3? NetDirector recently created an Event and DDF Helper Toolkit – the toolkit items are available to all NetDirector customers, including new implementations! Combined with the powerful automation options available through NetDirector, the DDF Helper can truly refine the […]

Happy 15th Anniversary!

NetDirector is excited to officially reach a new milestone – 15 years serving as the most versatile cloud-based data integration provider on the market. NetDirector’s “birthday” is officially July 23, in case you were wondering! As we continue to grow, we want to thank all of you – our clients, partners, and everyone that has […]

VA Can Learn from DoD in EHR Overhaul

As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) moves toward replacement of its decades-old VistA electronic health record (EHR) system, a tumultuous first half of 2018 seems to have settled into a period of practicality. President Trump fired VA Secretary David Shulkin from his post on March 28 after an inspector general report asserted violations […]

Apple Leads Big-Name Tech Charge Focusing on Health Data

Apple’s $921 billion market valuation, perched atop the Fortune 500, reflects investors’ belief that the company’s relentless growth should continue in coming years. And an iPhone-based health record product, a test version of which Apple released in late January, could be a pivotal part of the expected progression. “We view the future as consumers owning […]

eRecording: Simplifile Transactions Now Available

Increase efficiency and reduce spending in your organization with eRecording integration and automation through NetDirector! NetDirector now offers automation and integration options for eRecording with Simplifile in addition to the previously offered transactions with CSC. Take a look at our eRecording Data Sheet to learn more about what this new data transaction could do for you. Reduce or eliminate […]

Health Data is a Prime Target: How to Minimize Risk

Health Data is a Prime Target: How to Minimize Risk More than 60 percent of healthcare organizations suffered a data breach in the past 12 months, according to information security researcher Ponemon Institute. In total, over 5 million healthcare records were exposed or stolen among entities studied by Ponemon. Recent incidents show no abatement in […]

Predictive Recurrence: The Fight Continues Against Opioids

U.S. opioid overdose deaths spiked five-fold between 1999 and 2016, culminating in 42,249 fatalities two years ago, according to official statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government figures also estimated 11.5 million Americans misusing prescription opioids and 2.1 million people confirmed with opioid use disorder. Federal response has prioritized better addiction […]

Technologies That Impressed at HIMSS18

Last month in larger-than-life Las Vegas, nearly 50,000 healthcare IT professionals and vendors convened for HIMSS18, the industry’s yearly focal point. Attendees sought common ground in improving care and business operations through the use of technology. Reports from the conference yielded a wealth of new information from more than 1,000 exhibitors and scores of expert […]

Disruptive Technologies Make Their Mark for Healthcare Providers

Despite uncertainty about national healthcare policy, investors continue to fuel the red-hot health technology sector, which leverages innovation in the quest to improve outcomes, streamline care and cut costs. Digital health startup firms banked $23 billion in venture funding over the past seven years, according to analysis from Rock Health. In 2017 alone, digital health […]

Healthcare Giants Attack Rising Costs, Pursue Greater Efficiency

Whether on the vendor or provider side, the business of healthcare isn’t getting any easier. Across the sector, companies and caregiver organizations are tightening their respective belts while firing up initiatives to increase efficiencies. At the end of last year’s third quarter, EHR developer athenahealth — which supports a nationwide network of more than 100,000 […]

NetDirector Enables Next-Generation Integration with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure Solutions

Tampa, FL – February 6, 2018 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has introduced for users a new group of transactions that integrate with LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure technology solutions from Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. […]

Workflow-Aware Outreach Contributes to Healthcare Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity presents a huge, ongoing challenge for healthcare organizations across the board. Information systems, medical devices, and patient data must be protected at all times, but many hospitals and practices cannot afford to retain in-house personnel solely dedicated to security. At the same time, they often lack the technology infrastructure needed to identify and track […]

On the Horizon: What Healthcare Technology Needs in 2018

The year ahead will usher in an imposing financial squeeze for hospitals across the country. Moody’s Investor Service expects the healthcare sector’s operating cash flow to contract by 2 to 4 percent through 2018 as facilities grapple with lower insurance reimbursements and higher expense growth. Accordingly, hospitals and health systems must leverage information technology (IT) […]

NetDirector and myCatalyst Partnership Relieves Data Troubles and Eases Integration Process for Improved Healthcare Outcomes

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has further solidified its presence in the healthcare data environment through a partnership with data-centric, actionable analytics and reporting company myCatalyst, Inc. This collaboration will allow both companies to grow their already strong data integration capabilities, and ultimately improve patient care coordination for […]

How 2017 Became the Year of Integration

When all’s said and done, 2017 may be best remembered as the year big business put an indelible stamp on healthcare. Sure, we’ve had similar maneuvers in the past from the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft, but each of those initiatives struggled with consumer connection, especially when it came to individuals surrendering their personal […]

Cloud Services Advancing in Healthcare Technology

Nine hospitals across the country have filed for bankruptcy thus far in 2017. Small facilities, in particular, continue to feel the pinch from a combination of dwindling patient volume, rising capital requirements, escalating costs of care, bad debt accruals and lack of Medicaid funding. Clearly, something needs to be done to stem the flow of […]

Healthcare, Ransomware, and Security Breaches

Ransomware, a treacherous malware exploit that encrypts victims’ data or prevents access to their devices, netted cybercriminals an estimated $1 billion in 2016. Data-related extortion attacks on businesses rose three-fold during the first nine months of last year, equating to one every 40 seconds. Two-thirds of those hit by ransomware lost all or part of […]

Why EHRs Don’t Have to be a Hindrance

Doctors persistently claim that electronic health record (EHR) systems take up too much of their time. Bearing out that assertion, a just-published study in Annals of Family Medicine found that a cohort of 142 primary care physicians spent more than half their workday interacting with their EHR during and after clinic hours. Worse, the physicians, […]

NetDirector Continues to Provide Best in Class Automation to Improve Compliance in Default Servicing Firms

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, provides several data/document automation options for default servicing firms to promote increased compliance throughout the industry. Additionally, NetDirector has maintained and standardized the SOC 2 Type II security procedures in-house to ensure compliance at all points in the flow of data. With the […]

NetDirector Enters Comprehensive Agreement to Partner with My Constant Care, LLC for Integration Services

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has expanded their Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offerings once again. A strong partnership has been forged with My Constant Care, LLC to provide them with a cloud based integration suite for the already cloud-centric company. My Constant Care (MCC) provides a unified cloud-based platform for integration and […]

Disaster Recovery Planning Essential in a Connected Healthcare Environment

Disaster Recovery Planning Essential in a Connected Healthcare Environment While we are successfully recovering from Hurricane Irma here in Tampa (with no major damage and no service outage, thankfully), the numbers have started to roll in from Harvey a few weeks ago. Despite Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey’s devastating impact in terms of lives lost/displaced […]

Blockchain Technology: An Emerging Force in Healthcare Integration

Back in March, at the conclusion of the HIMSS17 annual conference, we pointed to blockchain as one of the most noteworthy recent developments in the healthcare IT space. We emphasized that blockchain technology, which uses a distributed database and cryptography to securely manage records and create a permanent record of online transactions, deserves recognition for […]

Security in Data Migration, and When Not to Migrate

There’s no turning back on the cloud computing revolution. By 2020, more than 90 percent of data center traffic will be cloud traffic, according to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index forecast. Separate analysis from 451 Research finds enterprise spending on hosting and cloud services up by 26 percent in 2017 over 2016, outpacing a 12 percent […]

What Can We Learn from eClinicalWorks’ Big Mistake?

Electronic health record (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks (eCW) and several of its executives are on the hook for $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that the company misrepresented the capabilities of its software. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement on May 31. Resolution of the case also required eCW to […]

How Technology Can Aid the Opioid Crisis in America

More than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015 (up from about 47,000 the prior year). Among those fatalities, 63 percent were linked to opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports sharp increases in deaths across many states involving heroin and synthetic opioids (largely, illicitly manufactured fentanyl) in what the agency […]

NetDirector Streamlines Patient Experience in Healthcare with New Health Logix Integration Suite

Tampa, FL – June 27, 2017 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, continues to expand the presence of their cloud-based integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) in the healthcare industry. In their most recent integration, NetDirector has partnered with Health Logix to deliver a technologically advanced patient experience and to streamline the process of data acquisition […]

Midyear Healthcare and Technology Progress Report

High availability, interoperability, and utility in population health management all figured prominently in an early 2017 forecast of areas where healthcare CIOs expect information technology (IT) to deliver significant impact for their organizations. Here’s a look at how things are shaping up at the year’s midpoint. Systems availability While natural disasters or cyber-attacks can knock […]

Addiction Care 101 Partners with NetDirector to Automate Key Pieces of the Opioid Addiction Recovery Process

Tampa, FL – June 13, 2017 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, continues to solidify their presence in the healthcare industry as a leading provider of integration services. Most recently, NetDirector has partnered with Addiction Care 101 to aid in the delivery of treatment for the growing opioid crisis around the country. […]

When a Health IT Rollout Runs Off the Rails

If ever a large-scale health IT project needed a reboot, it was the rollout of Fortunately, it got one — in the form of an emergency, behind-the-scenes “tech surge” assembled to salvage the government’s new health insurance portal after a halting launch. To recap, only six people completed the online enrollment process on Oct. […]

NetDirector Enables Next-Generation Integration in Radiology with American Health Imaging

Tampa, FL – May 24, 2017 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has engaged in a rapid expansion strategy in the healthcare industry over the last few years. Recently, the Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) has completed implementation with American Health Imaging, a regional network of radiology providers across multiple states, to provide increased accessibility […]

Healthcare Innovation: New Threats, New Technology

On the heels of the May 12 WannaCry malware attack that infected more than 300,000 computers in at least 150 countries — the largest hack in nearly a decade — investigators continue to evaluate what happened while victims assess the resulting damage. The exploit emerged as ransomware, which encrypted files stored in unprotected computers and […]

NetDirector Launches Powerful Integration with Equator® for Orders and Deliverables

Tampa, FL – May 9, 2017 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has spent several months working alongside Equator, the leading provider of default software solutions for servicers, real estate agents, vendors and other mortgage and real estate industry professionals. The work has yielded a powerful zero-footprint integration option for default servicing […]

Integration Can Power the Tools for Patient Engagement

Roughly 70 percent of health systems, hospitals and physician practices proactively work toward getting patients more involved in their own care, according to a 2016 NEJM Catalyst survey. However, considering the drive to implement and deliver value-based care, industry observers are wondering why that number isn’t closer to 100 percent. “[We] need to engage patients […]

What’s Top-of-Mind for Healthcare Provider Connectivity?

Healthcare connectivity covers a lot of virtual territories, evolving technologies, and boots-on-the-ground personnel. On the human side alone, stakeholders involved in the creation, exchange, and use of health information include individuals, patients, physicians, hospitals, payers, suppliers and ancillary service providers. Concurrently, healthcare’s ecosystem relies on technical standards, policies, and protocols “to enable seamless and secure […]

Troubleshooting IT Stressors in Healthcare

  If technology’s not working well or as expected at a U.S. hospital or health system, the chief information officer (CIO) is the first to hear about it. CIOs and their staff respond to front-line issues but also take on continuous challenges from top-level administrators regarding strategic issues impacted by IT. NetDirector surveyed the health […]

New Healthcare Developments from HIMSS17

The massive meet-up known as HIMSS17 drew more than 42,000 healthcare IT professionals to Orlando during the last full week of February. Attendees learned the latest on artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies — and how they may impact the sector — along with crucial updates on information security and electronic health records (EHRs). The […]

Case Study – Automation in Attorney Firm

Our new case study featuring an ROI study on integration and automation with NetDirector + CaseMax in a default servicing attorney firm is now available. You can find the case study here:

NetDirector Exceeds Demanding Security Standards with SOC2 and HIPAA Certifications

TAMPA, Fla., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has recently completed work with A-LIGN to undergo rigorous and valuable security certifications. NetDirector was recently awarded attestations in compliance with HIPAA and SOC2 Type II standards, the leading security standards in Healthcare and Mortgage Banking, respectively. The SOC 2, or […]

2016 Customer Survey Results

The results are in from 2016! Each year we ask our customers to complete a short but informative Customer Service Survey so that we can continue to provide them with the high-level of service they have come to know and expect. The goal of the survey is to utilize feedback from our customers to fuel […]

Healthcare Technology in the Internet of Things

Healthcare Data That Makes a Difference

Physicians and hospitals in Kansas are pilot-testing a new analytic tool that gives them access to clinical data for patients across all providers linked to the state’s health information exchange (HIE). The technology enables providers to pull reports from a dashboard package built around high-risk patients, preventive care initiatives, readmissions and disease registries. The aim […]

Is Interoperability Disruption Inevitable in Healthcare?

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) closed out 2016 with a cautionary message regarding future interoperability challenges. CHIME’s Board of Trustees raised concern over “persisting lack of interoperability among and across our disparate health system” in a December 16 letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Andy Slavitt. While generally […]

Healthcare Data in 2017 – Looking Forward to Progress

IT executives in healthcare face an expanding array of challenges in 2017 as the industry takes initial steps away from transactional-based, fee-for-service models and toward reimbursements tied to measures of value and quality. The clock has started ticking on Medicare reform’s implementation, with provider performance data gathered this year providing the basis for physician payments […]

Healthcare Year in Review: The Data Perspective

As 2016 comes to a close, major developments in health information technology reveal continuing storylines for the year to come. Here’s a brief overview of progress made and ongoing opportunities for health information exchange to surmount pending challenges. Value-based care Medicare and commercial insurers are moving quickly toward valued-based payment models, leaving fee-for-service behind. Nonetheless, […]

EHR Satisfaction is Up, but Interoperability and Support Issues Persist

EHR Satisfaction is Up, But Interoperability and Support Issues Persist Satisfaction with electronic health record (EHR) systems is on the rise, according to a recent survey of healthcare professionals across a broad range of facilities. However, system interoperability and support operations raised some red flags among respondents. The 340 responses compiled by Healthcare IT News […]

Why is Interoperability Progress So Slow?

A little over a year ago, a group of electronic health record (EHR) vendors and providers gathered to map out objective, transparent measures of health information exchange. Research firm KLAS and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) shortly thereafter released a joint study of more than 240 provider and 15 vendor organizations. The […]

New Transaction Type: Invoice Status Request/Response

Transaction Spotlight: Fees and Costs Request

Additional Events for a Variety of Servicers

Update – Ocwen/Equator Transition (October 2016)

We have additional updates regarding the Ocwen/Equator transition, as the transition from Ocwen to Equator continues to move forward. The process of creating the data integration is well underway with NetDirector and Equator. Currently, we are providing the integration with foreclosure files only. Due to the upcoming and current changes, this integration piece should replace […]

HealthCare Cloud Computing Before It Was Cool

Like its atmospheric modifier, cloud computing comes together in boundless shapes and sizes. Some say it’s a simple feat — accessing and storing data and programs over the Internet instead of on a hard drive — but a mind-boggling combination of data processing, synchronization, communication, and protection takes place beyond the individual user’s confines. In […]

Ransomware Rises Up as Major Healthcare Data Security Threat

Ransomware, a form of digital extortion, involves lockdown of computers via malware or encryption of electronic files with a private key that only the attacker holds. Victims are left to pay the hacker to regain access, develop workarounds or isolate affected data/devices. The FBI reports an increase in incidents in which users infect their computers […]

HIPAA Incidents Highlight Need for Adherent Technology Approach

It’s been a busy summer for the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA-compliance body, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Between late June and early August, OCR reached settlements totaling $11.65 million in four cases of HIPAA violations and vulnerabilities. In chronological order: A $650,000 settlement announced June 29 stated that Catholic Health Care […]

NetDirector makes Inc. 5000 for 6th Consecutive Year

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a leading cloud-based integration and data exchange provider, has been named as a member of the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for the 6th consecutive year, a recipient of the GrowFL “Companies to Watch” award, and a member of the Gulf Coast 500 by Business Observer FL. Companies like […]

Saving Money for Patients and Providers in Healthcare

Economists and actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services project U.S health spending to increase an average of 5.8 percent for the period of 2015-2025. That rate will outstrip growth in the gross domestic product by 1.3 percentage points, with health spending representing 20 percent of the total economy by the forecast period’s […]

NetDirector Launches HealthData Exchange

NetDirector Launches their HealthData Exchange, with Emcare Rays and their Network of Healthcare Providers TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2016 /reposted from PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a leading cloud-based data exchange company, unveiled their HealthData Exchange in 2014 to address the number one issue in healthcare today: interoperability. The HealthData Exchange solution leverages over a decade of […]

On the Road to Connected Healthcare & Interoperability

Key measures of healthcare interoperability — electronically sending, receiving and finding clinical information — grew significantly between 2014 and 2015, the most recent period studied by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). An ONC Data Brief, published in May 2016 based on American Hospital Association survey data, reveals a marked upswing […]

Black Knight V3 – Updates (June 2016)

We have additional updates regarding the Black Knight Version 3 transition. All transactions are available. Transactions include: Invoice Management Referrals (Open, On Hold, Off Hold, Closed) Workload (get entire workload or create custom filters on desktop to reference) Documents (upload/download) Doc Request available December 2016 Events (complete, edit, reprojections, DDF, comments) Vendor Reference Update Other transactions […]

New Transactions – Referral Request, Document Request, Reflag Referral Request

We’re excited to be offering three new transactions to our clients that will increase automation of your business processes. The first is a referral request enhancement. The Referral Request is a request/response transaction for Black Knight only. This enhancement provides firms with the ability to get completed step/form information from a referral. This request can […]

Update – Ocwen/Equator Transition

We have more new updates regarding the Ocwen/Equator transition. The process of creating the data integration is well underway with NetDirector and Equator. Currently, we are providing the integration with foreclosure files only. Due to the upcoming and current changes, this integration piece should replace the previous Intelligent Data Agents (IDA) method used for the […]

New Feature – Name Permutation

One of the most highly demanded search features for the NetDirector Military Search service is a Name Permutation Search, which will allow searches to include variations in the format of given name elements. The name permutations will be driven by rules based on data that is passed during the request. For example: if a First/Middle/Last is […]

iPaaS Set to Address Integration Challenges

Within three years, a cloud-enabled capability known as integration platform as a service (iPaaS) will surpass traditional application integration suites as the preferred means of supporting business application, data and process integration projects, according to a March 2016 report published by IT research and advisory firm Gartner. iPaaS will help application managers and directors of […]

Improve your spending in healthcare with better cloud technology

Move to the Cloud Helps Relieve Healthcare IT’s Resource Pinch

Strategic planning at healthcare organizations calls for increased investment in cloud-based models to help alleviate resource overhead and reduce the need for technology refreshes. Cloud services provider Peak 10’s 2015 “National IT Trends in Healthcare” report, which compiled responses from 149 IT decision makers, revealed that 25% of organizations not currently outsourcing to an Infrastructure […]

Improving Data Usage in the Healthcare Environment

At University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), continuous process improvement relies upon effective data usage and integration with the enterprise EHR system. Over the past year, UCHealth has leveraged data science to significantly improve resource utilization in cancer treatment. Now the health system is taking a comparable approach to operating room (OR) scheduling in a project […]

Healthcare Technology that Providers Can’t Live Without

A futuristic view of healthcare encourages creative approaches to distributing care while cutting costs. One might imagine, for example, “bedless” hospitals or virtual care centers, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute. But, here and now, provider organizations have more basic technological needs in pursuit of better care for their patients. Let’s take a look at […]

Interview: NetDirector CEO Harry Beisswenger on JobTalk (Part 3)

This is an excerpt from a recent interview with our CEO, Harry Beisswenger, on JobTalk with Dean Logan. This is the lastpart of a multi-part series about the history of NetDirector, our staff, our mission, and our future. Enjoy! Dean: So now the biggest thing that has come up is healthcare; your entrance into that […]

What’s Happening in Healthcare Regulation and Compliance

Technology’s crossover into most aspects of healthcare brings new possibilities in prevention, treatment and continuous care. But sometimes, too, it raises unique issues that need to be addressed by regulatory or legislative oversight. Recent headlines from opposite ends of the U.S. highlight new laws at the state level — but with implications that could soon apply […]

5 Reasons Teleradiology Needs an Integration Boost

Radiology and diagnostic imaging centers, like their counterparts along the continuum of care, face an unprecedented demand to share clinical and billing data with others within the healthcare ecosystem. That means resources, budgets and strategic plans are tied up in pursuit of viable integration solutions. Consider the following five areas where teleradiology is feeling the […]

Interview: NetDirector CEO Harry Beisswenger on JobTalk (Part 2)

This is an excerpt from a recent interview of our CEO, Harry Beisswenger, on JobTalk with Dean Logan. This is the first part of a multi-part series about the history of NetDirector, our staff, our mission, and our future. Enjoy! Dean: So let’s talk about some of the services that you actually provide there. What […]

Interview: NetDirector CEO Harry Beisswenger on JobTalk.

This is an excerpt from a recent interview of our CEO, Harry Beisswenger, on JobTalk with Dean Logan. This is the first part of a multi-part series about the history of NetDirector, our staff, our mission, and our future. Enjoy! Dean: Before I introduce my guest I want you to visit his website while listening […]

Big Developments from HIMSS2016 – Recap

For the second year running, the data exchange standard known as FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) grabbed headlines at HIMSS16, healthcare IT’s largest conference and exhibition. Federal agencies also took the opportunity to highlight interoperability initiatives during the show, which attracted more than 41,000 attendees to Las Vegas during the first week of March. The […]

How Integrating EHR Improves Patient Care

Since the 2009 enactment of the HITECH ACT, which authorized federal incentive payments to users of certified electronic health record (EHR) systems, nearly $32 billion in government funds have been applied to accelerate EHR adoption at eligible U.S. hospitals and provider practices. The results have been dramatic: Hospital adoption of comprehensive EHR systems — those […]

NetExtract – DeedExtract Spotlight/Updates

Learn More about NetExtract Services NetExtract is a service provided by NetDirector which processes various incoming documents to extract predefined data. The basic service under NetExtract is to extract the legal description from a deed or mortgage. The data is then provided back to the submitter in an XML document which allows for an easy import […]

Internet of Things Healthcare Smart Watch

An Internet of Things Approach to Healthcare Technology Integration

Recent research by global consulting firm McKinsey forecasts the potential economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) — sensors and actuators connected by networks to computer systems — to reach a range of roughly $4 trillion to $11 trillion per year by 2025. That valuation would be equivalent to about 11 percent of the […]

PACER Search Enhancements and New Functionality (with examples)

Bankruptcy PACER Search Update There have been some recent updates to the NetDirector PACER Search! Enhancements to the basic docket extraction include: Court and case information now retrievable Party information such as Debtor, Attorney, or Trustee is now retrievable You can now retrieve key milestone information such as discharge, dismissal, and 341 meeting dates There […]

Military Search Verification Services | Data Exchange | Business Process Automation

SCRA Enhancements and Upgrades – Military Search Plus

Military Search Update We have recently added a new transaction to our SCRA services, called the Military Search Plus. This new transaction brings new functionality to the suite – users can now perform a military search on multiple parties simultaneously. The multiple-party search adds repeatable Party information and gives the option to consolidate the returned […]

Ocwen Equator Transition – Updates for Attorney Firms

Transition from Ocwen to Equator Update We have new updates regarding the transition from Ocwen to Equator. The cut-over has been enabled for the bankruptcy referrals, and we can currently send 95% of the data elements from the Equator site.  If your firm wishes to receive these referrals please contact us. We have heard that […]

Invoice Integration Spotlight – with Black Knight and REALRemit

Black Knight™ and REALRemit® Invoice Integration By integrating invoices and the corresponding tasks with NetDirector and your current service like Black Knight™ or RealRemit®, you can submit invoices in real-time alongside supporting documents using our Invoice Import Request. Let’s take a look at the process with Black Knight™. Invoice Import Requests function as a single […]

Black Knight V3 Update February 2016

What does my firm need to know about Black Knight V3? Upgrades are always intimidating – even updating the software on a smart phone can sometimes bring major issues – but this isn’t the case with NetDirector and Black Knight. We’re here and ready for you to upgrade to V3 – if you’re currently handling […]

Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3

What’s Ahead with Stage 3 Meaningful Use

Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Program (commonly known as “meaningful use”) starts on a voluntary basis in 2017 with a 90-day reporting period on eight objectives and their corresponding measures. Stage 3 requirements then become mandatory in 2018. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the program, says that achieving Stage […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal

NetDirector Ranked No. 25 on the Managed IT Service Providers List in Tampa Bay

NetDirector has made Tampa Bay Business Journal’s (TBBJ) Managed IT Service Provider list, coming in at No. 25 out of 45. The TBBJ ranked Tampa Bay area managed IT services companies by the number of employees. NetDirector had 19 employees at the time the list was put together and now has 22, and steadily growing. […]

Interoperability Leads to Better Patient Care

Why Improved Interoperability Leads to Better Patient Care

On October 6, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. The 166-page document describes how public and private sector efforts will come together over the next 10 years to “advance the safe and secure exchange of electronic health […]

NetDirector: The Best of Tampa Information Technology 2015

NetDirector Receives the 2015 Best of Tampa Award

NetDirector Receives the 2015 Best of Tampa Award in the Information Technology Category for Exceptional Marketing Success NetDirector, a leading provider of cloud-based data and document exchange services, has been selected for the 2015 Best of Tampa Award in the Information Technology Services category by the Tampa Award Program. Each year, the Tampa Award Program […]

Military Search Verification Services | Data Exchange | Business Process Automation

Military and PACER Search New Features

 NetDirector Enhances their Military and PACER Search Verification Servies The current Military Search service allows customers to stay in compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which requires that foreclosure attorneys/trustees and mortgage loan servicers check whether borrowers are active duty military members. NetDirector’s Military Search allows customers to initiate real-time searches to check active […]

2015 Customer Service Survey Results

The Results are In! Each year we ask our customers to complete a short but informative Customer Service Survey so that we can continue to provide them with the high-level of service they have come to know and expect. We asked each customer to rate their NetDirector Integration Analyst and to provide feedback on the […]

Ocwen Integration Suite

The Ocwen Integration Suite is Here! NetDirector is now integrated with the entire Ocwen Suite to bring our customers more ways to automate business processes and improve operational efficiencies. Customers can now exchange data with REALResolution, REALTrans, ResWare, and REALRemit through a single integration to NetDirector. If you are currently running any of the following […]

Black Knight Financial Services

Black Knight V3 Update 2

Black Knight™ V3 We have been busy working with many of you on the Black Knight™ V3 transition. We have made a lot of progress; many customers are live and already taking full advantage of the 2015 incentives. Here’s a quick update on our progress. New Features Referrals – No more referral status. All “New” […]

Doc Download Request

Overview Firm would initiate retrieval of documents with a request transaction Request would contain RID of the referral package they want to receive Would still allow firms to select which documents they want to receive Functionality Alleviate the auto-acknowledgement of milestone events from downloading documents

Fannie Mae DMRS Update

Where we stand today Firms are up and running with automated DMRS reporting! Firms in Group 1 have been submitting Alpha and Control files Firms awaiting FNMA sign-off to move to production If I am not in Group 1, what do I need to know? What group am I in? Need to review the data […]

Black Knight V3 Update 1

What does my firm need to know? What is different from how I receive/send information now? Referrals Standard Events Async Responses The July 12th release includes SSN functionality and Bankruptcy information as previously in Version 2 Is there a reason I should make the transition? New Enhancements will only be offered in V3 Black Knight […]

WALZ Spotlight

Certified Mail Automation This integration includes 3 main transactions in addition to acknowledgements/receipts on each. Mail Letter Upload with document Attorney   —–>   Walz Mail Update Request Attorney   —–>   Walz Mail Update Walz   —–>   Attorney

NetDirector Integrates with REALRemit®

NetDirector now integrates with REALRemit®, Ocwen’s invoicing system for default servicing firms. If you are still manually submitting vendor invoices, stop what you are doing and call NetDirector now. Here at NetDirector, we can provide an interface where your firm can automate the submission of an invoice quickly and easily. NetDirector’s connection with REALRemit® brings […]

Simplifile ERecording Integration Available

What is ERecording? Submitters electronically prepare or scan, upload and submit documents through a web-based service for recording. The county or recording jurisdiction receives the documents electronically for processing. Documents are reviewed by the county. Should they find any errors, the document will be rejected and returned back to the submitter for correction. After they […]

NetDirector’s Roadmap to 2020 Part 1

We recently held our annual Strategic Planning meeting. This year, instead of doing the same old SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) we tried a new approach called SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results). The SWOT method has worked for many years, and is still a valid way to make a business plan and […]

ERecording is now Supported by More than Half of the Country’s County Recorders

Over the past several years, 68% of the nation’s recording jurisdictions have enabled eRecording to improve their workflows, which allows for a more efficient processes and reduces the time it takes to process mortgage banking documents. Adoption of eRecording has been better than some perceive and is expected to see even more adoption now that […]

Harry Beisswenger on Job Talk Radio St. Pete

Recently, Harry Beisswenger, CEO of NetDirector, was interviewed on a local online radio station, Radio St. Pete ( Radio St. Pete is a 24 hour online and mobile radio station focused on the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Beisswenger sat down with Dean Logan, the host of Job Talk. Dean Logan interviews top local business leaders […]

HealthIT Interoperability Solution for Healthcare Providers

Interoperability has been a hot topic across the healthcare industry for some time now, especially with Meaningful Use Stages 1 – 3 which launched in 2011. CEOs, CIOs, CTOs among others have all been discussing and searching for the right solution to the Interoperability challenges facing the Health IT industry today and to meet the […]

NetDirector Makes the HW Fast 50’s Inaugural List

HousingWire just announced their inaugural HW Fast 50 list, a list that ranks the 50 fastest-growing companies focused on the residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and/or real estate sectors. NetDirector is proud to be ranked No. 36 alongside some of the biggest players in the residential real estate market from across the country such as […]

NetDirector’s Solution to the Healthcare Industry’s Lack of Interoperability

There have been many cases made as of late about the lack of interoperability between healthcare providers and their EMR software and HIE’s. The difficulties healthcare providers have trying to manage their patients’ records across these systems is costly to their bottom line and can be detrimental to the security of their patients’ records. Here […]

NetExtract for Bank of America MFR Referrals Now Available

NetDirector’s NetExtract Service with OCR technology has been leading the way in legal extraction for the Default Servicing industry. Now clients can utilize the NetExtract service to download MFR Referrals from Bank of America, extract the data fields from the document and then import them into their CMS, thanks in part to our current client, […]

Data and Document Exchange Solution for the Mortgage Banking – Field Services Industry

NetDirector’s data and document exchange automation for Field Services is the industry solution to the ongoing profitability struggle being played out within every regional preservation company throughout the country. With combined executive operating   experience leading both a national contracting firm followed by CEO of a multi-state regional preservation company, I learned first-hand the immense difficulty […]

New ResWare Integration is Now Live

NetDirector is pleased to announce our integration with the ResWare site.  This site is used primarily by Ocwen as their document repository.  Our integration enables firms to upload required documents to ResWare automatically from their Case Management System.  This service uses our standard document transaction which enables quick implementation. Trott Law out of Michigan is […]

How to Optimize Your NetDirector Integration with Black Knight Financial Services’ Process Management Technology

Before we get into how to optimize processes through NetDirector’ integration with Black Knight’s Process Management application, let’s go over some basics. Who is Black Knight? Black Knight Financial Services (Black Knight), formerly Lender Processing Services, is a national technology and service provider that offers a full suite of products and services that enables its […]

NetDirector Certification Now Available

NetDirector, in conjunction with Firm Solutions, is now offering a Certification Program for all NetDirector attorney clients, their administrative and IT staff as well as any 3rd party IT partners. The interactive program will have attendees utilizing the cloud-based data and document exchange Web App more efficiently and automating more processes in no time. NetDirector’s […]

Military Search Requirements – Utilizing Technology to Ease Compliance Woes

Utilizing Technology to Ease Compliance Woes The Service Members Civil Relief Act was enacted by congress to suspend enforcement of civil liabilities for active duty members serving our country. Actions such as foreclosure sale and evictions are generally prohibited while the member is on active duty with the exception of certain court orders. This essentially […]

4 Tips for Improving your BKFS/LPS Desktop APR Score

The BKFS/LPS Desktop (“BKFS/LPS”) APR scorecard is the benchmark for which BKFS/LPS ranks your firm against others in your state. We have put together some simple tips to help improve this score. Each state has their own weighting concerning the value of each step; however most states percentages are close to those given in the […]

Steamlining Service of Process (SOP)

A foreclosure case is referred to an attorney by a mortgage loan servicer to represent them in foreclosure proceedings. A process server is hired by the attorney to physically deliver foreclosure related documents to all defendants on a foreclosure case. Most Judicial states require service of process (SOP) to be carried out by licensed process […]

5 Tips for Automating Milestone Events

They are referred to as Milestone Events, Step Updates, Standard Events, Tracking Events, etc. Default Servicing (i.e.: Foreclosure & Bankruptcy) attorneys and trustees deal with hundreds or thousands of milestone events on a daily basis. These events are tracked through the life of a foreclosure and vary by state. Examples of milestone events include: file […]

Mortgage Document Automation

Default (i.e.: Foreclosure & Bankruptcy) attorneys and trustees deal with thousands of documents on a daily basis. These documents consist of Mortgages, Notes, Deeds, Assignments, Breach Letters, and many more. To retrieve these documents they need to go to various mortgage servicer (“servicer”) web sites (i.e.: LPS Desktop, VendorScape, etc.) and download the selected documents […]

Securing NetDirector’s Cloud-Based Data Exchange

What does security mean to you? For each of us it means something different depending on what we want to secure. For some it may mean setting up a home alarm system to protect the family, locking the car doors to secure valuables, or saving enough money to secure one’s livelihood for 6 months in […]

Welcome to NetDirector’s Default Servicing and Healthcare Blog

Welcome to our new blog! NetDirector has been committed to providing top notch customer service and we believe our blog will be another opportunity for us to reach our customers, servicers, partners, and prospects, while keeping them up-to-date on the latest industry news, software updates, company news, and community involvement. Please take a moment to […]