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SCI Solutions partners with the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) to offer scholarship program

SCI Solutions, a health industry patient access and care coordination software firm, today announced the launch of its annual NAHAM scholarship program, starting with five scholarships to the 42nd annual NAHAM Conference happening May 24-27, 2016 in New Orleans.

As part of SCI’s Patient Access Matters initiative, these scholarships will cover NAHAM conference registration fees at the member level, as well as a three-night stay at a NAHAM-preferred hotel. NAHAM’s Annual Conference and Exposition provides patient access professionals the opportunity to come together to share industry learnings and network with peers and potential customers. Attendees benefit from 20 learning workshops, notable keynote speakers, educational symposia and preconference sessions designed to address some of the most pressing topics in the industry.

“We recognize patient access professionals to be the first, and one of the most crucial, points of contact that most patients have with the health system,” said Jamie Gier, Chief Marketing Officer of SCI Solutions. “Because of their impact on every patient’s experience, it’s crucial that these dedicated professionals have the opportunity to attend educational events like the NAHAM annual conference to continue providing excellent service to patients across the health care spectrum.”

Patient access professionals interested in applying to receive one of these scholarships must complete an application detailing his or her need for the assistance, learning objectives for the event, anticipated career impact and an example of a project he or she suggested or implemented to improve a patient access process. A panel of NAHAM reviewers will select the recipients. The deadline to apply for a scholarship to the 42nd annual conference is Friday, April 29, 2016; however, this program will also be offered on an ongoing basis for future NAHAM annual conferences. For more information and to apply, please visit Scholarship recipients will not be eligible to apply in subsequent years.

“Creating lasting partnerships with active community sponsors enables us to dramatically increase our impact on the patient access profession and enhance the programs and services that we make available to our members,” said Mike Copps, Executive Director of NAHAM. “We are excited to partner with SCI Solutions to offer this opportunity to the industry’s patient access professionals who would benefit greatly from the education and networking they can receive at our annual conference, but have traditionally found it difficult to attend due to budgetary restrictions.”

To underscore the valuable work of patient access professionals, SCI recently unveiled its Patient Access Matters initiative: a website dedicated to promoting professional contributions. highlights stories about exceptional patient access work being done across multiple roles, including registration, insurance verification, financial counseling and scheduling. For more information on contributing to the website, read the official blog post.