The Accerta Blog
Welcome to The Accerta Blog, a resource that aims to provide insight into emerging health care trends, Accerta’s evolving mission, and more. The Accerta Blog is designed to serve you better - providing knowledge, answering questions, and keeping you up to date on issues that matter.
For a second consecutive year, we are honored to be distinguished as 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp in the category of corporate governance. Every year, B Lab, a nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet, recognizes top-performing B Corp companies who are named Best for the World ™ that are creating significant positive impact through their businesses.
Accerta believes team spirit extends beyond the office. We encourage our employees to support causes they're passionate about, and we band together to give back to the community by tying our volunteer hours and charitable work to our vision and mission. Employees can take time off work to volunteer in person and provide much-needed virtual services as required.
Digital health is a growing part of how patients manage their health and how practitioners deliver quality healthcare services to Canadians. Whether it’s to manage information, claims or prescriptions, discuss dosing or deliver patient care, digital health and digital healthcare provide patients and practitioners alike with convenient, safe and secure access to important information and so much more!
When you think of administrative duties, a lot may come to mind. Scheduling, patient care, correctly billing and reimbursing are some of the many duties involved for governments and practitioners in the medical field.
Administrative work helps to support a company’s functionality. The list of responsibilities can surely become overwhelming. It can also become challenging to keep track of everything at all times.
Accerta’s digital technology can help reduce a lot of this administrative burden for governments and practitioners. By doing so, there is more time to invest in people-facing activities, while lowering costs and being more efficient.
Technology has transformed the way that we live and revolutionized industries across the world. Arguably, none more so than healthcare. From pioneering new surgeries to the digitization of medical records and beyond, technology has allowed us to live longer and healthier lives.
Telemedicine is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare in Canada and all around the world. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of telemedicine has soared, and looks like it is here to stay. While more and more people are finding virtual care useful, there are still many unknown factors and unanswered questions revolving around telemedicine.
The advancements in technology have helped healthcare in a variety of ways. So it's not surprising that there is such a push for healthcare to go digital. In many ways, the benefits of the Canadian healthcare system going digital are endless, especially when making healthcare more accessible to all Canadians.
It is an honour to be distinguished as a 2021 Best for the World™ B Corp for our corporate governance. Out of 4,000 Certified B Corporations worldwide, we are among the top 5% of B Corps of our size in the category of governance. This award recognizes the gains Accerta made over the years to establish well-defined, transparent and disciplined processes that enhance the reputation of the governments we collaborate with and build confidence in the services we deliver. As a certified B-Corp since 2017, we are fully committed to continuous improvement and using business as a force for good.
Toronto, Ontario; July 14, 2021 –AccertaClaim ServiCorp Inc. (Accerta), a Certified B Corp, was recognized today as a Best for the World™ B Corp for its exemplary performance and relentless pursuit of profit with a social purpose. It ranked in the top 5% of all B Corps of its size worldwide in the category of corporate governance for consistently assessing risk in all decision-making and appropriately managing and optimizing employee and system performance.
Healthcare is a personal issue that, in today's day and age, has become more public. As we advance, we must consider all potential health factors. As we learned in 2020, we must consider all possibilities, from highly likely to nearly impossible.
With technological advances, escalated healthcare costs and client expectations, Canadian healthcare is constantly changing.
That being said, we have compiled a list of the top healthcare trends in Canada that cannot be ignored.
Canada arguably has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but it does have its flaws.
Canada's healthcare system is called Medicare. As Canadians, we have Provincial and Territorial health care insurance rather than a national health plan. This system provides all Canadian residents access to necessary physician and hospital services without having to pay out of pocket.
Doctors and healthcare workers are people that you want to trust the most. Imagine telling a friend one of your biggest secrets, and they decided to share it with everyone around you. The odds are you won’t trust that person and may stop trusting people in general. This is an example as to why patient confidentiality is vital within the healthcare industry.
Let’s take a closer look at more details around privacy in healthcare.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many call centers experienced a surge in call volume. Even those who were well prepared for a crisis that had recovery plans in place were still caught scrambling. That being said, call centers were forced to rewrite the rulebook in order to improve customer experience during these unexpected times.
Here at Accerta, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability in the workplace. As a social enterprise that invests in healthcare initiatives that benefit Canadian communities, we provide reliable services that move communities toward sustainable health.
2020 is disrupting, perhaps in some ways transforming, our lives.
COVID-19 has tested the capacity of the Canadian healthcare system, the speed and effectiveness of our government in handling emergency situations, and the collective resolve of Canadians to listen to public health experts and practice social distancing.
On November 21st, 2019 close to 80 business and community leaders in Toronto spent one night sleeping on the streets to raise funds to support Covenant House Toronto for their work in serving homeless, trafficked or at-risk youth. Collectively, the team of 80 business leaders raised over $1.3 million.
TORONTO, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – Peter Owsiany, President & CEO of Accerta will be among an expected 100 of Toronto’s business and community leaders as they sleep out on the night of November 21, 2019 to help youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Business leaders unite in support of climate action across Canada, US and UK
September, 18 2019: Today, it is being announced that Peter Owsiany and AccertaClaim Servicorp is one of 120 CEOs and business leaders in Canada, the US and UK, have signed a Statement calling for Climate Action Now* in advance on the global climate strikes.
It’s been some time since we wrote about what it means to be a B Corp, so this month we’re excited to bring you the first installment in Accerta’s series on Canadian B Corps. In addition to sharing profiles of some organizations shaping the future of sustainable business in Canada, we’d like to offer you some resources for starting your own B Corp journey, whether that involves certifying your own business or practice, seeking out companies with values similar to your own to support, or finding your next job opportunity at a company that prioritizes its people.
Technology plays a major role in how Canadians live their lives – professionally and personally. Innovative technologies have changed the way we consume news, the way we communicate, and the ways we experience the world.
Technology has also transformed the way we access and receive health care. From GPS navigation in ambulances to the digitization of medical records and beyond, people can live longer and healthier lives thanks to those who have invested time, money, and energy into improving life quality.
What is a B Corp?
The Certified B Corporations network defines B Corps as for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Lab is a third party evaluation system.