United Allergy Services launches mobile healthcare app to encourage patient medication adherence.

‘myAllergyPal’ Allows Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy Treatment to Track Symptoms, Medication and Medical Appointments

SAN ANTONIO, March 6, 2014 – United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced myAllergyPal, an innovative mobile application that enables patients to track home-based immunotherapy treatment progress.

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Becky Wilcox | People on the Move

Becky Wilcox, Chief Human Resources Officer

 

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Date added: February 10, 2014
Submission Type: Promotion
Current employer: United Allergy Services
Current title/position: Chief Human Resources Officer
Industry: Health Care
Position level: C-Level
Previous position: Director of Human Capital
Duties/responsibilities:Becky Wilcox led the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition teams and recently integrated these teams with Training and Organizational Development to form Human Capital. She built a team that supports growing HR and Talent needs through programs designed to recruit, retain and engage employees.

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February 10, 2014
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UAS WAO Abstract Published Online

Congratulations to Frederick M. Schaffer, M.D., CMO; Larry Garner, allergy consultant; and Andrew Naples, clinical research coordinator; on the recent publication of The Safety of the United Allergy Services Immunotherapy Protocol. The abstract was published online in a supplement to the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Journal on February 3, 2014.

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Click the link to access the publication: http://www.waojournal.org/content/7/S1/P24

The data was presented at the WAO Annual Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics in Chicago. The team earned Top Abstract Award by the WAO and was honored at the symposium in December.


United Allergy Services streamlines HR and recruitment: Salesforce.com-integrated solution eases document management for UAS

Founded in 2009, United Allergy Services (UAS) provides effective allergy testing and immunotherapy to the healthcare systems and professionals that treat patients with seasonal and perennial allergies.

Employing over 800 people, the service line features an in-office Allergy Centre, staffing and training, on-going education for the physician and staff, technology services, reimbursement assistance, quality assurance and regulatory compliance, and supply and inventory management.

UAS has effectively expanded access to allergy testing and treatment to the more than 60 million US residents suffering from allergies.

As a rapidly growing company, the human resources team at UAS was struggling with the burgeoning employee records it was required to manage.

“We were keeping our HR and recruitment records in paper files, making any reporting or searching of data lengthy and inefficient,” says Peter Gerard, VP of Human Resources at UAS.

“We needed a system which could help manage our human capital and recruitment processes efficiently and quickly.”

On top of this was the need to manage its healthcare training programmes.

“The healthcare market is suffering from a shortage of licensed and trained professionals,” Gerard says. “As a multi-state enterprise, working with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country, UAS is capable of bringing hundreds of certified, trained professionals to the market and we needed a system which could enable us to track our work in this area.”

Gerard was also keen to find a solution that would integrate with Salesforce.com and other current systems in use by UAS. Fairsail won the selection process, built on the Force.com platform and fully compatible with its existing technology.

After the initial consultation with Fairsail, UAS selected the two modules that would help them address the business challenges they faced.

“Fairsail had some great features to offer which we knew would provide a solution to the challenges we were facing,” says Gerard. “This, along with its ability to plug directly into the Salesforce.com environment made it the clear choice for us.”

The module selected by UAS was Fairsail Recruit because of its ability to integrate and audit the entire process of recruitment, which for a rapidly growing organisation like UAS was essential.

It offers a robust recruitment and selection process, managing all processes from specifying job requirements to making a job offer. Criteria such as skills, competencies and qualifications can easily be added to the process helping users identify the best candidates.

Furthermore, its integration with social media and job boards means vacancies can now be shared to wider talent pools without any additional effort.

UAS also opted for a second Fairsail module, Human Capital Management (HCM), to bring together processes such as performance ratings, job descriptions and development plans in a single portal.

It allows managers to track and interact with employees to work on career paths and strategic planning through its HR management portal, and brings together an entire workforce via its collaboration portal.

“Our HR team saw a difference immediately,” Gerard says. “It enabled us to electronically process candidate applications in a system which is easy to track.

“Fairsail Recruit has made the process of finding and assessing applicants much easier, allowing us to search by applicant and vacancies online and automate the hiring and on-boarding process.

“On the Human Capital Management side of the programme, Fairsail has the ability to save employee data and run useful reports which allow managers to track employee development and engagement.”

With HR now freed up from the lengthy paperwork of the old system, the team is able to focus on how it can best support business growth plans for the future – turning HR from an administrative function to a strategic one.

“We now have better reporting and more robust data to help us focus on the strategic priorities for HR going forward. Fairsail has saved us money and man-hours by automating emails, steps and processes meaning we now have a faster and more efficient reporting program.”

As UAS continues to grow, Fairsail is growing alongside it to rapidly develop the product to capture and report even more data. Since implementing the new system, UAS has requested upgrades or new features on a fairly consistent basis, challenging Fairsail to meet the requirements of a large and growing business.

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Posted by Ben Rossi
January 15, 2014
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Fairsail Streamlines Human Resources and Recruitment Processes for United Allergy Services

Reading, UK 1 Oct 2013 – Fairsail, the leader in Global Workforce Collaboration, today announced United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering doctor and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and immunotherapy services, has selected it to streamline and manage its human resource, human capital management and recruitment processes, bringing together its global team on a single platform.

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AccessMD Urgent Care Teams with United Allergy Services to Expand Allergy Care Offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2013/ -- AccessMD Urgent Care (which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care) today announced that it has partnered with United Allergy Services® (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy, to expand access to comprehensive allergy treatment in its clinics throughout the Midwest. With 23 urgent care facilities, AccessMD Urgent Care provides full service care for minor illnesses, fractures, lacerations, burns and other non-life-threatening conditions at its clinics throughout the region.

In addition to providing customary urgent care services, AccessMD Urgent Care delivers on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions to its patients, as well as robust sports and work injury programs for employers. Recognizing the increasing need for urgent and primary care providers to manage overall patient health and care coordination, as well as the growing demand for allergy services, AccessMD Urgent Care chose to partner with UAS for its innovative approach to preventing and managing allergic rhinitis and asthma. UAS' complete service line features an in-office Allergy Center, staffing and training for the provision of allergen immunotherapy, the only treatment proven to address the underlying cause of allergic disease and prevent its progression.

"We are committed to increasing and enhancing our services to meet patient needs and to continuously improve patient care at all of our facilities," said Thomas Watson, CEO of AccessMD Urgent Care. "We are thrilled to partner with UAS, a company with a proven track record and leadership in allergy care, to offer testing and therapy that goes beyond simply masking symptoms to best addressing the root of patients' allergic conditions, while providing the ease of walk-in care."

Implementation of UAS-supported allergy services will begin at eight AccessMD Urgent Care clinics this month in advance of the fall allergy season. The clinics, which include locations in Springfield, Sidney, Springboro, Hilliard, Delaware, Youngstown, Wooster and Milford, Ohio, were selected for the high prevalence of allergy care needs among the patient communities they serve, with plans to increase services at other sites in the future.

"AccessMD Urgent Care is an excellent example of an urgent care provider that anticipates and adapts to patient need," said Nicolas Hollis, president and CEO of UAS. "United Allergy Services is excited to begin our relationship with this important community healthcare provider, and shares in AccessMD Urgent Care's mission to increase patients' access to the treatment options they need to ensure and maintain their health."

AccessMD Urgent Care and UAS hope to complete the implementation of allergy services at the remainder of AccessMD's facilities within the next year.

About AccessMD Urgent Care

AccessMD Urgent Care, which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care, is the largest urgent care provider in the Midwest with clinics in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Ohio and Michigan. Experienced physicians and staff provide the compassion and quality care patients deserve to start feeling better fast. AccessMD is a full service urgent care center with on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions. Comprehensive care includes treatment for all minor illnesses, such as colds, the flu, coughs, infections, sports and work injuries, minor fractures, lacerations, minor burns, and many other non-life-threatening illnesses. All major insurances are accepted, and affordable self-pay rates are available. Visit www.accessmduc.com for more information.

About United Allergy Services

United Allergy Services® (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS' complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and regulatory compliance; and supply and inventory management. By empowering physicians to safely administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment, UAS has effectively expanded access to immunotherapy to more than 60 million U.S. residents currently suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies.


Kenneth Burdick Named Executive Vice Chairman of United Allergy Services Board of Directors

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – August 28, 2013 – United Allergy Services(UAS)™, the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that Kenneth Burdick has accepted the role of Executive Vice Chairman of the UAS Board of Directors.

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United Allergy gets big booster shot from private-equity firm Serent Capital

Private-equity firm Serent Capital has acquired an ownership stake in United Allergy Services (UAS).

That deal is expected to give San Antonio-based UAS more financial muscle, a greater diversity of operational expertise and an ability to pursue more growth opportunities nationally.

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United Allergy Services Joins the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Corporate Partner Program

San Antonio, Texas — February 17, 2012 — United Allergy Services (UAS)™, the leading health care services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services to patients, has joined the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation Corporate Partner Program.

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United Allergy Services Announces Company Rebrand

San Antonio, TX— February 14, 2012United Allergy Services (UAS)™, formerly known as United Allergy Labs™, today announced the company’s new name to better reflect its service role in the delivery of allergy testing and immunotherapy. United Allergy Services is the principal healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services to patients.

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