Frequently Asked Questions
How does eeds work?
We already have ID cards with a magnetic stripe. Do we still have to use the eeds swipe card?
eeds captures activity attendance with an eeds swipe card and swipe terminal. The process is simple, and typically works like this:
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- The activity coordinator enters the activity’s information online and is given an activity identification number, or AIN.
- The AIN is entered into the eeds terminal, and attendees swipe their eeds card through the terminal upon arrival at the activity.
- After the activity, the activity coordinator transmits the attendance data to eeds through a standard analog (fax) line and a toll-free number.
- Once the data is transmitted from the terminal, the attendance reports are immediately available online.
to see the system in action!
No. The eeds terminal can be programmed to accept almost any kind of swipe card, so chances are good that the cards your attendees are already carrying can be used in conjunction with the eeds terminal to document attendance with eeds.
Can eeds track the amount of time an attendee is present at an activity?
Yes. If required, the eeds terminal can be set up to allow attendees to both swipe in to and out of an activity. The total amount of time each attendee was at the activity will then be displayed on the attendance report.
What happens if someone forgets to swipe in at an activity?
eeds has a non-swiping attendee feature that allows attendance to be documented in eeds even if an attendee forgot to swipe in.
Do eeds’ reports meet the accreditation requirements of the ACCME?
Absolutely. Every report eeds offers meets the requirements of the ACCME and is all you’ll need to document attendance.
Can eeds help me track attendance at cancer conferences and tumor boards?
Yes. In fact, eeds has developed reports specifically for use with cancer conferences and tumor boards. And, all of eeds’ cancer reports meet the accreditation requirements of both the ACCME and the American College of Surgeons.
Is the data stored in eeds secure?
Yes. eeds makes use of multiple backup technologies and stores data both on and off site. Additionally, the eeds Web site is verified by Network Solutions so you can be sure that your data is both private and secure.