Web Programming and custom application development is becoming a greater part of the Technology Services offered by the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. Over the past few years we have been creating web-based applications to meet the needs of the districts we serve, as well as our own. These services originated as individual web apps but have grown into a suite of applications joined together by a unified, central login system. This approach allows all applications to be conveniently accessed using one set of login credentials, and since LDAP authentication is also supported, most users no longer need to remember another username and password.
To date, there are five applications that currently comprise what is now known as WIU e-Services. These include the following:
- Online Forms
- Secure Docs
- Salary Survey
- Retiree Tracker
Other applications are currently in development, including ServiceTrakr which will be a unified project-tracking, help desk ticketing, invoicing, and inventory system.
If you are interested in using one of these services or have an idea for a web application that you would like to see created, please contact Eric Vaughan in Technology Services. We can provide a demo account for you to try out each app if you wish and, if necessary, any of these services can be customized to meet your districts specific requirements.
The Online Forms app is used to electronically sign, submit, and manage electronic forms and other documents. All WIU employees as well as some additional outside users have been granted access to this site.
The Secure Docs application was created to allow districts to securely access shared documents and is currently being used to share Therapy Billing Details and Early Intervention documents.
The Salary Survey site allows business administrators and other authorized personnel to view, modify, and compare
detailed statistics about salaries from each of our districts.
The Retiree Tracker web app was designed to facilitate management of retiree insurance costs and payments.
On August 15, 2011, the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) issued a bulletin requiring all Medicaid providers to do monthly exclusion checks against at least three different databases, the DPW’s Medicheck List, the Office of Inspector
General (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE), and the Excluded
Parties List System (EPLS) which was later replaced by the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM).
To avoid liability and potential penalties, districts must routinely check these databases to ensure that new hires and
current employees are not on any of the excluded lists. The FraudCheck app was designed to simplify and automate
these mandated fraud exclusion checks. Data from all three of the previously mentioned sources is obtained on a
nightly basis and is consolidated into one easy-to-search database. To further simply the process and ensure you are
always in compliance with DPW guidelines, you can enter a list of your employees and the e-Services Fraud Check app
will alert you via email if any potential violations are discovered.
If you would like to access a demo of any of the e-Services applications, please fill out this form.