▶ eLAS FAQs
▶ LEAVES & TIME-OFF FAQs
▶ eLAS USERS FAQs
▶ ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATORS FAQs
▶ APPROVERS FAQs
▶ REPORTS FAQs
eLAS is available to any monthly-paid UAB employee, provided that their primary organization is participating in eLAS for Leave Accruals.
Once balances are loaded into eLAS, a time-off entry record is created and displayed in your time-off history with a leave type of "eLAS Starting Balances."
When submitting a time off request for one day of leave time, you should enter the same date in the From and To fields. It is important to remember that a single day off is measured by your work hours.
Example: If John Doe submits a request for December 24. He should select December 24 as the From and To Date.
This view offers a 12-month projected view of the employee balances and does not include pending or future dated requests. Projected values can change based upon the following conditions — approved/rejected requests, years of service, manual adjustments, and the year-end roll over process. The 12-month view is typically used to view the current year accrual balances and days approved. A signature line is included, which can be used for certification for employment, transfers, and retirement.
New hire monthly paid employees are automatically added to eLAS.
If a biweekly paid employee transfers to a monthly paid assignment, HR Records Administration is responsible for verifying and loading their accrual balances to the electronic leave accrual system (eLAS).
Note: If a monthly paid employee transfers to a biweekly paid assignment, the employee should certify their balances prior to transferring out of the department. HR Records Administration is responsible for updating Oracle with the current available balances for the employee.
|▶ LEAVES & TIME OFF FAQs|
Requestors and Org Admins are allowed to make modifications to all approved future dated and pending requests. In order to modify a request, you should start by clicking on the edit icon for that particular request. Make the necessary changes to the leave type, date range or requested number of days and select Adjust. The status will then change from Approved or Pending to Adj/Pending.
Note: Approved and pending requests that are modified are routed back through your department workflow for approval; however, pending requests accept the change and remain in pending status until approved.
The edit icon is located on the Employee Time Off and Employee Setup pages.
An approved or pending future dated request can be deleted. To delete the request, click on the edit icon and hit the delete button in the upper right hand corner. Once an approved future dated request is deleted, eLAS sends a notification to the current approvers only. The time is added back into the requestor’s available balance once approved. An approved past dated request is sent back through the approval process.
Note: Much like a newly submitted request, eLAS requires approval of a deleted request for tracking purposes. An employee’s supervisor must approve revisions and deletions of any time off requests after the initial submission of the request.
Requestors are allowed to submit requests up to 6 months in advance. If you experience problems with submitting your requests please contact us at HReLAS@uab.edu.
A system generated email is sent to Approvers of all newly submitted requests nightly. However, a notification will not be generated if an Approver logs in to eLAS and approves the request from the Approvers work list.
|▶ ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATORS FAQs|
Approvers must be added to WAM by the Workflow Officer, after the nightly process runs the approvers will appear in eLAS. For access to WAM click here uab.edu/wam.
If you are not sure of you department’s Workflow Officer, WAM will provide you with that information. Log in to WAM using your blazerid and password. The system will automatically default to Query, choose the second tab (Roles), and enter your organization number, Document Type – System and Search.
Click on the Adjustments-Admin tab, select the organization number, and choose the employee’s name. After choosing the employee’s name the employee demographics panel will then display, enter the new available balance with adjustments per required leave type, select the reason for the adjustment, enter comments in the comment section and save.
Note: If you want to add someone to eLAS and their name doesn’t appear in your drop down list, please contact your Workflow Officer and request to have them added to WAM.
When using eLAS, you will see a range of navigation task tabs at the very top of your screen. To ensure that you navigate the system successfully, please use the task tabs to advance from screen to screen.
Please do not use the browser back button, as this may cause the system to double deduct the number of days you are attempting to submit from your available balance(s). If you need further assistance please contact your Org Administrator or HReLAS@uab.edu.
In order for an Approver to receive time off request notifications, he/she must be assigned as an Approver. Log on to eLAS and make sure that you have assigned Approvers to each group record. If the problem persists, please contact us immediately at HReLAS@uab.edu.
If an employee is on probation, eLAS generates an alert message that should appear notifying the Approver of the employee’s current status.
The first step that you should take is to end date the Approvers in the eLAS system. Next, you should contact your Workflow Officer and request that they remove the approvers from workflow in the Workflow Approver Maintenance (WAM) system.
Agent Submitters have the responsibility of submitting time off requests on behalf of other employees in a designated org or group.
When adding Agent Submitters, first click on Group Appr/Agent Setup tab, select your org, click on Create Agent Submitter Record, select the corresponding group name, select the employee’s name and save.
Select Group Approver/Agent Setup → Select your Organization Number → Select Agent Submitter Record → Select the Group Name or Default Group → Select the Employee's Name
Requestors who are assigned to a Default group and submit a time off requests will have their requests routed for approval to all of the Approvers assigned to the Default Org. Once the request is approved by any one Approver, it is automatically deleted from the work list for the other Approvers.
In order to assist you with managing and maintaining employee accruals, we have created several reports that are easily accessible by clicking on the reports tab. The reports are available for use by eLAS Approvers and Organization Administrators only.
For assistance with eLAS, please contact HRelas@uab.edu or 205-934-4408. For assistance with password resets or login issues, please contact AskIT at 205-996-5555 or uab.edu/askit.
Length of Continuous Service
Accrual Rate Per Pay Period
Maximum Accrual Per Year
Total Maximum Accrual
Bi-weekly Paid Full-Time Employees*
|1 through 10 years||3.70 hours||96 hours (12 work days)||192.00 hours|
|11 through 20 years||5.23 hours||136 hours (17 work days)||272.16 hours|
|21 or more years||6.77 hours||176 hours (22 work days)||352.08 hours|
Monthly Paid Full-Time Employees*
|1 through 5 years||1.25 hours||15 work days||30 work days|
|6 through 15 years||1.67 hours||20 work days||40 work days|
|16 or more years||1.83 hours||22 work days||44 work days|
The accrual rates for part-time regular employees and Alternate Work Options employees are prorated based on hours paid for bi-weekly employees and assigned FTE for monthly employees. The maximums for part-time regular employees and Alternate Work Options employees can be as much as the maximums for full-time employees.
Medical software platforms can come with an overwhelming number of features. Not every practice needs every bell and whistle, but there are some essential functions and tools that almost every healthcare organization should have.
On the PMS side of medical software, appointment scheduling tools are fundamental to streamlining your front-office staff’s calendar-related tasks. Appointment scheduling features can also expedite intake and registration in ways not possible with traditional paperwork.
Although appointment scheduling is primarily a PMS tool, you’ll also see it on the EMR side of most medical software platforms. Your medical software’s appointment scheduling tool should let you see your daily appointment schedule and appointment types. It should also display a patient’s status and location within your facility (or which facility they’re scheduled to visit). Some medical software allows you to track patients right down to the specific exam room or piece of medical equipment, as well as to check them out when their visit is complete.
The PMS portion of your medical software tool should be able to post charges and create claims based on your EMR data. It should also have built-in ICD-10 and CPT coding libraries, alongside automatically generated E&M codes, that your billers can use.
The best medical software platforms should clearly indicate the patient and care provider tied to the claim, as well as the total claim value. Your software should also include claim-scrubbing tools, and many platforms have tools for handling rejected or denied claims too. Another critical function we looked for in our reviews is insurance eligibility verification. This allows you to check whether a patient’s insurance policy on file is active and up to date as soon as the appointment is scheduled. High-quality medical software enables you to check this information en masse.
EMR software should make it easy to take notes during encounters and add information to patients’ charts, whether typing or using hotkeys or voice-to-text. Your patient charts should clearly show the patient’s vitals, current medications, exact appointment history, medical history and other basic information. They should also let you easily jump to other tools, such as your e-prescribing suite.
In your EMR system, you should have access to numerous templates you can use to take notes during patient encounters or add important information to patient charts. Most importantly, these templates should be extensively customizable. You should be able to modify them based on the appointment type or your preferred notetaking method.
Your chosen template should provide you a quick view of the most critical information for your encounter and fill in chart fields as needed. If a template isn’t working for you in the moment, some medical software platforms will let you tweak it as you take notes.
Medical software customization also extends to PMS reporting. Many PMS providers offer hundreds of customizable, filterable financial reports; in fact, we suggest not choosing platforms that offer little to no customization on the reporting side.
Customization is vital for both EMR and PMS. Every healthcare organization has its own workflow, and your chosen medical software should be flexible enough to accommodate your practice’s unique needs and preferences.
Your medical software should make electronically prescribing medications a breeze. It should also provide you the option to review a patient’s entire medication history. Most EMR platforms even flag potential drug interactions or medicines that could trigger a patient’s allergies.
Several medical software solutions also include tools for electronically ordering labs and bloodwork. These platforms typically integrate with leading lab providers such as Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, though some of our best picks lack this capability. These standout products make up for this gap with the vast majority of their other features.
No two medical practices use precisely the same software suite, but practitioners often need to communicate with one another. Interoperability features ensure no information gets lost or misinterpreted in transmission between disparate systems. They also allow instant provider access to a patient’s medical data.
Interoperability is also fundamental to getting your practice’s vaccine and immunization data into the CDC’s immunization information systems. The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs also have several meaningful use standards that practices can and should achieve through interoperability measures.
Many medical software companies include a patient portal with their PMS offerings to expedite patients’ ability to book and modify appointments. Through these portals, patients can also request medication refills or message your front-office staff for assistance. Similarly, your front-office staff can use this portal to send patients their registration and intake forms, billing statements and payment requests.
The best medical software includes customizable reports that can help you view and analyze all kinds of performance data tied to your practice’s operations. You can filter your reports based on numerous categories, such as provider, payer or location. With most platforms, you can also modify the period over which the information is collected and export your reports in several file formats.
As telehealth becomes increasingly important in modern healthcare, the best medical software includes plenty of telemedicine tools. Ideally, your chosen telehealth platform will fully integrate with your EMR system and PMS for easy notetaking and scheduling. In some cases, patients won’t have to obtain separate apps to start telehealth calls from their phones. This convenience may be useful to keep in mind as you browse medical software options.
While all document management systems digitize and organize documents, making them easy to retrieve and revise for users with permission, many other features might be built into your document management software. Here’s a look at some of the tools and aspects you might want to consider when choosing a document management system.
One of the most important elements of any software is usability. It could offer all the features in the world, but they won’t do you any good if the system isn’t user-friendly. Many document management systems offer free trials that allow you to test them before buying. If possible, allow your team to try out the software during the free trial period and offer their feedback on what they like and dislike about it. Since everyone has to use the system, be sure all stakeholders get the opportunity to test it out and provide insight about their experience before buying.
While the primary function of a document management system is to digitize and organize files, most modern software also allows users to share files and collaborate on editing them. Some document management software allows users to edit a document simultaneously while others rely on a check-in/checkout feature that guarantees only one user can work on a document at a time. Others offer both options. Determine which is best for your team’s workflow and the types of documents you collaborate on together.
Version control, sometimes referred to as “versioning,” is a critical feature of document management software that lets you keep track of changes to a document. The best document management software even maintains an archive of old versions, letting you see how documents have changed over time and revert to an old version if needed. This is especially important when collaborating to edit documents as human error could result in important information being altered or deleted. With version control, you can revert to an old version of the document and recover any lost information easily.
Image scanning and OCR are useful features for businesses that have a lot of paper records they would like to digitize. Scanning is the first step in turning a paper record into a digital file that can be imported into the software. OCR is a more advanced feature, but it’s a necessity for streamlining large digitization projects. OCR reads the text of an image and makes the content of the image searchable. The best document management systems use OCR to fill out metadata automatically and make it even easier to search for the document later.
Document management software is often home to files that require a manager’s signature, such as purchase orders (POs). Many document management systems integrate with an e-signature tool, such as DocuSign, to allow electronic signatures. You can often send a document to a recipient with a request for their signature through the software. This can Strengthen efficiency when it comes to getting clients to sign important documents or when onboarding new employees to the company, helping you to sign and store files in one central location.
Workflow automation features move tasks along automatically. Take a PO workflow as an example: You could set up workflow automation so that once a PO is generated, it goes to the appropriate manager automatically for their signature. The manager will receive a notification, and when the task is complete, the next relevant team member, such as someone in the accounting department or the manager’s supervisor, will be notified. If more action is necessary, you might be able to build that into the automated workflow as well. The best document management systems allow you to customize workflows to suit the way your teams work together.
Automated workflows can help streamline your business processes and maintain legal compliance.
An essential element of document management software is the ability for administrators to set individual user permissions. Permissions allow certain users to view or edit files while others can be prevented from even seeing those documents in the system. Not only is this useful for efficiency purposes, but it is also an important security measure. The best document management software allows administrators to set permissions by specific groups, as well as to change permissions on the fly if you need to make an exception while keeping the default permissions settings the same.
Many document management systems have a dedicated mobile app. Others rely on web browsers or online portals. Make sure the mobile version of any document management software you are considering is truly mobile-friendly. Even if you personally don’t use it on mobile devices, it is likely other members of your team will.
Not every document management system checks all these boxes while others offer all of them and more. When choosing your document management software, consider which tools and features would be most useful to your business. It is important to strike a balance between comprehensiveness and usability. Some systems can do it all but are a challenge to navigate (not to mention more expensive than simpler software).
Data security is a vital part of any document management system. As an increasing number of businesses go digital, more customers are entrusting sensitive personal information to the companies they do business with. Your organization is responsible for ensuring sensitive information is safe and protected from a data breach.
Look for document management services that offer encryption and compliance tools, auto-updates, data redundancy and backups.
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