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ALPS Products Now Available in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory

Gainesville, FL — September 9th, 2021 — OPIE Software and ALPS South, LLC are excited to announce that ALPS products are now available for purchase in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory! All OPIE Purchasing and Inventory users can now view ALPS digital catalogs, place orders, and receive order confirmations. ALPS is proud to offer superior products at the least possible cost with cost-effective manufacturing strategies and extreme production efficiency. With 3 types of gel and 4 types of fabric, ALPS’ wide variety of sleeves and liners make it possible to provide the best solution. ALPS also develops prosthetic skincare products, socks, locking systems, and pumps. We hope to see you all at AOPA this year. Be sure to stop by the OPIE Software booth (#519) for some goodies and the ALPS booth (#205) where the first 100 CPO’s receive a free gift bag!

About ALPS Slouth, LLC

ALPS South, LLC is a leading US medical device manufacturer specializing in advanced gel-based prosthetic liners. Dedicated to Making Lives Better, the ALPS Research & Development Team, composed of engineers and technicians, continually focuses on exploring cutting-edge technology and developing innovative solutions to identify and anticipate the unique needs of below and above-knee amputees.
It manufactures 100% of its products, from knitting fabric to molding. ALPS’ specially formulated gels, EasyGel, GripGel, and HD Gel, are geared to meet different needs. The EasyGel’s soft, powdery texture, created through powerful antioxidants, provides the best comfort for amputees with sensitive residual limb skin. The GripGel’s smooth, tacky texture helps to reduce bunching in the popliteal region. The High Density (HD) Gel’s dense, firm texture provides active amputees with a great degree of control and stability.
With three types of gel and four types of fabric, the perfect fit can be achieved. ALPS South’s wide selection of prosthetic gel liners and sleeves make it possible to provide the best solution for each amputee’s needs. As for ALPS liners, the majority are available in either the locking version or cushion version, furthering the ability to meet all possible wants and needs. Plus, finding the perfect solutions can be made quick and easy by using the ALPS Liner Selection Tool available in the App Store, Google Play, or desktop.
Aside from liners and sleeves, ALPS has also developed several other product lines to further benefit the needs and wants of above and below-knee amputees.
Its newest and most popular product, the Vacuum Integrated Pump (VIP), stabilizes the residual limb to overcome all issues connected with the limb changing volume throughout the day.
Its prosthetic socks, made with Coolmax fibers to remove sweat from the body, helps to provide more comfort while accommodating volume. The best part – the socks are available in three styles, three sizes, and three levels of thickness to fit and accommodate all lower-level amputees.
The ALPS skincare line includes seven robust solutions to meet various needs. Its most popular skin product, Antioxidant Cream, assists with soothing pain, itchiness, or irritated skin. Other products include lotion and ointments to help soothe dry and sensitive skin, antiperspirant spray to control and eliminate issues caused by excess sweat, prosthetic cleanser, and prosthetic lubricant that makes it easy to don the liner while eliminating the sticky feel.
Lastly, ALPS three variations of locking systems provide a convenient one-way gear that allows users to push in or wind out the limb into the prosthetic socket.
ALPS South’s mission, Making Lives Better, is a constant reminder to continue inventing and delivering the best products at affordable costs, providing maximum value to you and your patients. Although headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Florida, you can rapidly find the best solutions worldwide through its strategically placed global locations in China, Europe, Italy, Japan, and Ukraine.

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

OPIE Help Square

New OPIE Help

OPIE Software is thrilled to announce upcoming changes to the online help features. These changes include:

  • Solutions to common questions or problems at your fingertips
  • Easy to find and follow solutions
  • A modern interface that provides direct access to the knowledge of our Software Support, Technical Support, and Customer Success Teams
  • The ability to interact with the knowledge to let us know if a solution was helpful
  • An improved feedback form to expedite submitting a ticket into our Support or Customer Success Teams
What’s New…
    • OPIEHelp.com has a new look and greater functionality!
    • Improved search functionality
    • Solutions and Articles answering specific questions and issues
    • Ability to open a ticket if you cannot find a solution that fits your need
    • Product Integration
      • OPIE Anywhere
      • OPIE Suite of Applications
      • OPIE Purchasing and Inventory
      • OPIE Business Intelligence

WorkShops

OPIE Admin & Executive Dashboard Workshops

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm EST we will run an Administrative Process Workshop geared towards administrative staff.  We will teach skills in each workshop that you can immediately apply on the job. We will also be discussing the workflows around insurance verification and authorization, patient balance management, code coverage, and more!

Now that you have the Executive Dashboard, do you know how to maximize its use? We have created a workshop series exclusively for executives to learn how to use this new tool and harness all the power of their data!

NEW

New Business Intelligence Tools

One of the many benefits of using the hosted version of OPIE Software is your status as an OPIE+ customer and free access to our new Executive Dashboard! Access to all the data you need to run your practice, all on a new, more user-friendly platform. This new tool gives you instant snapshots of key metrics and provides information that would take hours to generate on other platforms.

Starting in January, we will have a Workshop Wednesday for Executives to review the new Executive Dashboard. We will have monthly workshops at 4:00pm EST to review the new tool and answer any questions you might have.

 

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GrowFL Announces 2020 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists 

OPIE Software Among Second-Stage Businesses

Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor

GAINESVILLE, FL – OPIE Software was among the first round of the 2020 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The awards event – now in its tenth year – honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. The 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Together, the 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent nearly 3,000 jobs and generate $670 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 13 percent in revenue and 23 percent in employment by the end of 2020.

The finalists were selected from more than 400 nominations and are now in the running to be named a 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree.  If selected as an honoree, these exemplary second-stage companies will join the 450 honorees that have been recognized since 2011.

“We applaud these first-round finalists who have proved themselves to be stand out companies in the state. They have and continue to demonstrate the resiliency and tenacity that comes along with being an entrepreneur. We know this year hasn’t been easy, so we’re excited to recognize our states admirable business owners and their teams. I have a feeling they’re just getting started,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Founder.

The Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. These high growth enterprises are an important segment of our economy and their numbers have been steadily increasing. According to the Kauffman Foundation, “entrepreneurship is not a monolithic phenomenon, and it includes many moving parts. Creating new businesses is a different economic activity from running small businesses, which in turn is different from growing businesses.” GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch recognizes the different approach needed to successfully grow and scale a business and celebrates those that are working to achieve this goal.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”

The 2020 honorees will be recognized on November 12, 2020 at 6pm during a live broadcast from Orlando, Florida. For more information visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw20/about-flctw/.

 

About OPIE Software: 

OPIE Software is dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the O&P profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, we merged with Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1200 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. Website: www.opiesoftware.com

About GrowFL:  

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 10 employees and a $1 million in revenue and possess the intent and desire to grow beyond the second stage.  Website: http://www.growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:  

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs).  The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan. Website: https://edwardlowe.org/