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[April 26, 2014]

Summer Camp Students Will Design California's First Provider Enrollment Website

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Edmond, OK (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 EMR Technical Solutions, LLC (EMRTS), OKC Python Computer Camp (OKCPythonCC) and local high school seniors are collaborating to create a healthcare provider enrollment site for California. Students will create the website from the ground up during OKCPythonCC's summer camp this June.


Medicaid and Medicare applications have skyrocketed in California. More than 20 million people in California receive either Medicaid or Medicare benefits, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser).

And the costs incurred with implementing the claims are not cheap. Kaiser estimates more than $400 billion is spent nationwide. Much if this money is spent on overhead, such as enrollment websites and contractor fees.

Even when the websites are created, they are often difficult to use, and the language is filled with legalistic verbiage. Some states don't have an enrollment website.

Currently, the California Department of Healthcare Services does not have a unified website, allowing healthcare professionals to enroll in the state's Medicare and Medicaid programs. Instead, physicians and organizations must use the older, pen-and-paper method to apply.

EMTS and OKCPythonCC envision a system that will bring state services and medical providers together. The new website will simplify the application, expedite enrollments and provide an easy to navigate system that even the most tech-challenged provider can utilize – all at a significant cost reduction to taxpayers.

EMRTS and OKCPythonCC plans to accomplish this during a two-week summer camp. High school seniors will learn Python programming using Raspberry Pi computers, which they will use to design and build the website.

"Python is the language the world is going to," Counts said. "It's a great first language to learn." Information Technology (IT) experts will train students and oversee the project.

To schedule interviews or receive more information about OKCPCC and EMRTS, please contact M.A. Smith, Marketing and Communications Manager at m(dot)a(dot)smith(at)emrtsolutions(dot)com or 405-757-7019.

For access to students and onsite interviews during the summer camp, please contact Adam Holt, Onsite Media Coordinator at hadamolty(at)gmail(dot)com.

About OKC Python Computer Camp OKC Computer Camp (OKCPythonCC) is an annual summer day camp, designed to give junior high and high school students, ages 11 and older, an edge in computer software and design. Information Technology (IT) experts teach students computer programming using Python's open source software (OSS) language.

This year, OKCPythonCC will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 9-20 (excluding weekends) at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Oklahoma.

At the end of each camp, students will have practical knowledge of Python and computer programming; know how to work in a team environment using self-motivation to design, create, and deploy a web site; understand how the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) effectively works and helps make a positive contribution within a business environment; learn how technical teams work together to bring about a common goal; use the SDLC process to create a website that is dynamic from a database perspective and functional from an end user perspective; and understand that creative input in a team helps make positive contributions not only to business but to society in general.

All students are provided Python language training guides and a Raspberry Pi computer system they design and build to take home after camp. For more information about OKCPCC, visit http://www.okcpythoncc.com or email info(at)okcpythoncc(dot)com.

About Python Python is a powerful object-oriented programming language that is developed and maintained by a global community of open source developers under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation. The language is very easy to learn for programmers familiar with other languages such as C, C++, Java and Visual Basic, and it can significantly increase programmer productivity.

Python is characterized as an agile language that promotes speedy development and is often used in large system development to decrease software costs, mitigate risk and meet aggressive schedules. The language is the basis of applications used by tens of thousands of companies and organizations worldwide, and its user base is growing rapidly. Additional information and downloads are available at http://www.python.org.

About Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. It has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded to 512 MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for booting and persistent storage.

For more information about Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, visit http://www.raspberrypi.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/OKCPythonCC/04_26_2014/prweb11795448.htm (c) 2014 PRWEB.COM Newswire

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