Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 Provides Low Cost Printing Confidentiality for the Health Care Industry

New release from Software Shelf protects confidential patient records, aiding compliance with Health Insurance Portability, the Accountability Act (HIPAA) and European Data Protection Rules

Print Manager Plus® Release Station 2008 is a new web-based tool that provides the physical security of Protected Health Information (PHI) within the Health Care Industry at a fraction of the cost of similar systems


Diana Shields, Corporate Manager, SSI

San Francisco and London: Software Shelf International today announced the launch of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which helps protect the physical privacy and confidentiality of printed documents within the health care industry. The software aids compliance with Health Insurance Portability, the Accountability Act (HIPAA), European Data Protection Rules and other Data Protection legislation designed to protect individuals’ rights to privacy and confidentiality. The product is an add-on to Software Shelf’s market-leading print management tool, Print Manager Plus.

The software is intended for use by hospitals, clinics, health care providers, health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care clearing houses, billing services, community health information systems and IT shops supporting these organizations who must satisfy the privacy and security rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and similar agencies worldwide dedicated to patient privacy and confidentiality of printed information.

Penalties for violation of patient privacy can be severe.

Release Station 2008 makes it easy for users and handlers of confidential information to print out whatever they need without the risk of it being seen by anyone unauthorized to do so, even when printed from a workstation distant from the printers themselves. Release Station 2008’s key security feature requires that the release of the job can only take place when the user (or his authorized agent) - physically present at the printer – has entered his Active Directory or other user name and secure password. Only then will the confidential document print itself out. Consequently, this feature also prevents stacks of wasted paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day.

Once the product is installed, it operates as a native extension to Windows. Its ease of use has made it the most functional and cost-effective print management, print control and print security software on the market today in terms of technical stability, quality and cost.

"The usual way of working is that documents are created through a third party application or by dictation: users can create hundreds of such documents a day. When these need to be printed, HIPAA regulations necessitate that the user disrupt his or her workflow to retrieve each document, one by one. The reality is that many print-outs sit in the output tray of a printer (in an insecure state) for hours before they are actually retrieved. As well as a security risk, this way of working can also cause substantial loss of productivity. Release Station 2008 is the solution to both of these problems,” says Diana Shields, Corporate Manager, SSI.

The product meets the needs of any sized provider organization and it not only addresses HIPAA requirements and similar Data Protection rule provisions, but it also maximizes allowable cost recovery, controlling access to color output and preventing wastage of materials, costs and staff time.

Print Manager Plus features include a complete print audit and print accounting trail for every print job with hundreds of reports available on print usage by user, group, department and costs, as well as the ability to set numerous kinds of print restrictions for nearly every print control scenario imaginable.

A 30-day evaluation version of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which works with existing installations of Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=146

For those not yet using Print Manager Plus, a fully functional trial version is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, which is a native extension of the Windows operating system with seamless Active Directory integration, supports all brands and sizes of printers and plotters and printing from any operating systems where printing is through a Windows Print Server. Print Manager Plus is verified and logo-certified by Microsoft and has been featured by Microsoft as the Public Sector “Solution of the Month” for 18 months in a row.

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of organizations worldwide, including: University Hospital Birmingham, UK, Yale University, Oxford University, Capital Blue Cross, Shriners Hospitals, Public Health Laboratory of Quebec, Ministry of Health Ontario, and Mid Atlantic Medical Services.

The company provides free tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Christian Delalez
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Source: Enterprisewire® News Service
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Latest release from Software Shelf: Print Manager Plus® Release Station 2008 Web-Based Tool with PayPal and Credit Card Integration



Software Shelf Launches New Pay-Per-Print Solution


Software Shelf Product Manager, Mr. Danny Byrnes

San Francisco and London:
Software Shelf International, Inc. today announced the launch of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, an add-on to their market-leading print management tool, Print Manager Plus.

Release Station 2008 comes with credit card and PayPal integration which means that users can now easily pay for each individual job they print, or top up their own print accounts, using PayPal or their credit card. This is a 100% web-based print management (as well as print accounting and print control) system which has been molded to fit any library or computer lab environment for ease of use and complete affordability. Users can monitor, hold and complete payment in one easy click. One uses the web-based Release Station interface to allow a patron’s job to be printed, and no extra hardware or cash machines are needed.

Once the product is installed, it operates as a native extension to Windows. Its ease of use has made it the #1 Print Management software on the market today in terms of technical stability, quality and cost.

This new tool is ideal for organisations that provide central networked printing (through a printer server or workgroup), such as schools, libraries, internet caf├ęs or anywhere that offers a printing service. Lack of control and accountability in this area can become a major drain on finances. Implementation of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 can save an organisation substantial amounts in paper and ink as well as in administrative manpower.

Software Shelf Product Manager, Mr. Danny Byrnes states, “The Release station add-on has been very popular with those existing Print Manager Plus users, for whom Release Station 2008 was installed on a pre-release basis over the past 6 months. The schools and libraries, worldwide, that participated all reported a significant reduction in costs as a result.”

An added benefit of the system derives from the fact that management of the users’ printing accounts is done by the users themselves, thereby reducing administrative and accounting demands on library or school staff.

Other benefits of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 include:

Secure printing: Increased security for the user since the print job only starts to print once it is paid for – via a workstation located by the printer. This also prevents the stack of wasted paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day that no one ever came to collect.

Approved/Managed printing: When a user sends a print job to the printer, a pop-up message appears on their screen asking them to see the teacher or person at the front desk (as in a library) who will release their job upon receipt of payment, if required.

Account Balance Management: With the new credit card & PayPal integration, management of the users’ printing accounts can now be done by the user and so reduce administrative costs. Users can pay for individual jobs themselves or add credit to their account balance if they run out while using the Release Station option.

A 30-day evaluation version of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which works with existing installations of Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=146

For those not yet using Print Manager Plus, a fully functional trial version is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, which is a native extension of the Windows operating system with seamless Active Directory integration, supports all brands of printer and prints from all operating systems, where printing through a Windows Print Server. Print Manager Plus is verified and logo-certified by Microsoft and has been featured by Microsoft as the Public Sector “Solution of the Month” for 18 months in a row.

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its
flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools, libraries and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library and Microsoft. The company provides free tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Christian Delalez
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Source: Enterprisewire® News Service
© Enterprisewire News Service

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