Boston Software Systems’ Customers Make 20 Percent of The Leapfrog Group’s 2010 Top Hospitals List

Boston WorkStation Helps Leading Hospitals Advance Patient Safety and Quality Through Workflow Automation

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boston Software Systems™ (www.bostonworkstation.com) today announced that 20% of the 65 teaching, children’s and community hospitals listed on The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of top hospitals are using Boston WorkStation™ scripting technology to help increase cost efficiency, and improve quality and patient safety.

The list reflects those facilities which best meet Leapfrog’s quality standards. These criteria include measures for the use of computer physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors; standards for doing high-risk procedures such as heart surgery; protocols and policies to reduce medical errors and other safe practices recommended by the National Quality Forum; and adequate nurse and physician staffing. In addition, hospitals are measured on their progress in preventing infections and other hospital-acquired conditions, and adopting policies on the handling of serious medical errors.

Hospitals are using Boston WorkStation to accomplish a variety of automation and integration tasks. A hospital in Pennsylvania is using Boston WorkStation to automate critical aspects of its move to CPOE which ensures a consistent and accurate implementation.

Another hospital in Georgia is demonstrating a successful and innovative use of Boston WorkStation to automate Medicare failed claims report processing. As a result, the organization has been able to accelerate the recovery of millions of dollars in claims, reduce days in A/R and consistently reduce the failed claims amount by as much as 86 percent.

A third hospital uses Boston WorkStation to help guide personnel through the registration process. As a result of this project, the quality of the patient demographics within the medical record improves significantly.

Boston Software Systems’ customers who are listed in The Leapfrog Group’s 2010 Top Hospitals include:

California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus (CA)
University of California Davis Medical Center (CA)
Cleveland Clinic Florida (FL)
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Jacksonville (FL)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (MA)
The University of Maryland Medical Center (MD)
University of Michigan Health System (MI)
Mayo Clinic Rochester – Saint Marys (MN)
Hackensack University Medical (NJ)
Lehigh Valley Hospital (PA)
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – Downtown (SC)
Sentara Careplex Hospital (VA)
Children's Hospital Boston (MA)

“Today’s healthcare challenges span the entire organization – from clinical, operational and business standpoints,” said Steve Cohen, executive vice president of Boston Software Systems. “We are committed to helping all healthcare organizations, such as those featured on The Leapfrog Group’s list, optimize their business processes, increase workflow and human resource efficiency, reduce medical errors and keep costs down. Through our innovative technology, they are able to realize the highest level of business efficiencies and ensure that patients get the right care.”

About Boston WorkStation

Boston WorkStation is a workflow automation and integration technology that provides an environment for on-demand process innovation and development. Boston WorkStation allows organizations to automate common tasks throughout the organization including revenue cycle projects, interactions with Web sites, integrating new applications, systems and devices, and electronically monitoring and managing user activity.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. Initially organized by the Business Roundtable, it is now an independent organization working with a broad range of partners, including hospitals and insurers. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the only voluntary effort of its kind.

About Boston Software Systems

Boston Software Systems is the leading standard for workflow automation and system integration software, enabling organizations to streamline complex business processes and improve productivity. Hundreds of organizations worldwide respond to regulatory and business initiatives by using Boston WorkStation technology to automate and improve processes throughout a variety of departments. Customers include more than 50 HCA hospitals, Mayo hospitals, Stanford Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health, Lutheran Health Network and Catholic Health Initiatives. Boston Software Systems partners with leading application, technology and system vendors such as McKesson, Siemens, Emdeon, Ingenix, Caremedic and Quest Diagnostics. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.bostonworkstation.com or call 866.653.5105.

Boston Software Systems, Boston WorkStation are trademarks of Boston Software Systems, Inc.



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