Call Accounting Software for Assisted Living Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities

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     Comm One Call Accounting Software can be used in Assisted Living Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities to help them operate more efficiently and provide better health care to residents.
     In addition to being able to bill residents back for long-distance room charges, our software features to notify nursing staff immediately when 911 is dialed and includes features to track night shift nursing station check-in to verify the proper care of residents.

     > Capture long-distance calls for billing      >Mark-up long distance and bill back      > User-defined long-distance rates      > Supports multiple phones per resident
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>Received immediate 911 notification       >Make nursing staff aware of emergency       >Direct First Responders to the incident
>Prevent blind-siding of nursing staff
>Provide quicker care during an emergency

Comm One .CSV File Import Extension / Name Utility

Comm One .CSV File Import Extension / Name Utility If you have ever wanted to easily update your Comm One Call Accounting Station File from a .CSV File this utility is what you need.  This will take a CSV File that you create and overwrite the contents of your station file on the Comm One Call Accounting Software.

The fields you can import are: Extension NumberNameDepartmentDivisionSite
The only field that is required is the extension filed.  The other fields are optional.  Here is an example of a .CSV File that could be used to import into Comm One.  You can name the file anything you would like as long as it has a .CSV File extension.1248,"Millie Jesperson","SALES","DIV 22","SITE 22"
1252,"Jan Elles","ADMINISTRATION","DIV 23","SITE 23"
1253,"Dana Lassen","ADMINISTRATION","DIV 24","SITE 24"
1254,"Rick Scott",&quo…

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