Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Selects Enterprise Scheduling and Surgery Management Solution from Unibased Systems Architec

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH), in Brattleboro, VT, has signed an agreement to deploy its award-winning ForSite2020® solution suite, including ForSite2020® Resource Management System (RMS), ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) and ForSite Analytics business intelligence tool. After an extensive evaluation process, BMH selected Unibased as the best solution available to provide the physician and patient community with an enhanced consumer experience, facilitating access management, enterprise scheduling, surgery management and business intelligence analytics across the BMH enterprise for improved resource utilization and streamlined coordination of care.

The integrated solution suite will provide coordinated scheduling for all patient services and departments including surgery and streamline the scheduling of pre-surgical diagnostic procedures to ensure they have been completed prior to the day of surgery, as well as efficiently coordinate follow-up care and post-discharge activities to eliminate costly readmissions. Unibased’s comprehensive ForSite2020® solution insures revenue growth by efficient utilization of resources to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies. ForSite2020® will also play a key role in the implementation of an integrated electronic health record (EHR), seamlessly connecting the surrounding physician practice electronic medical records (EMRs) to the hospital’s lab and radiology services, utilizing the State of Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE). The HIE and other methods of communication with the community will improve quality of care, patient safety and healthcare efficiency. Unibased’s ForSite2020® solution will facilitate these objectives as well as improve the coordination of patient care, and the integration with the HIE will provide a platform for participating physicians to confirm patient schedules based upon requested services in an expeditious fashion, strengthening hospital physician alignment and consumer loyalty.

Jon Farina, BMH Chief Information Officer, stated, “Unibased is the right partner for a hospital like ours. They are committed and focused on providing not only a comprehensive, integrated and easy-to-use system; but also very focused on service and support. They provided us with a cost-effective solution which combined both surgery management and enterprise scheduling into one integrated system, enabling BMH to provide our customers – patients and physicians – the highest level of service. They also had a great track record at several other Siemens MedSeries4® customers, which meant a lot to us. They truly care, and they take care of their customers.” Deb Berdan, BMH Director of Perioperative Services, added, "Unibased will provide us with all of the elements required for an efficient O.R. management system. We will have a user-friendly O.R. documentation system that will allow us to charge by exception from our electronic preference cards as well as have easy access to a large number of reports for process improvement. Having 24/7 tech support is also an added benefit."

About Brattleboro Memorial Hospital: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is a modern, well-equipped and professionally staffed community hospital which has been serving greater Brattleboro and the tri-state area since 1904. Throughout more than a century of caring for the community, BMH has kept up with medical technology which, in turn, has drawn excellent physicians to its facility. The BMH Medical Staff boasts more than 100 board-certified physicians, active in both primary care and many specialties. For more information, please visit www.bmhvt.org.

About Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.: Celebrating its 25th year in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry, Unibased has achieved “Best In KLAS”1 for 9 consecutive years for the market segment of enterprise scheduling (2003-2011) and 8 consecutive years for surgery management (2003-2010), as well as the KLAS Category Leader Award (1999-2002). Unibased, an Amerinet supplier, markets various products that are open, scalable, integrated client/server and web-based solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare organizations and improve the coordination of healthcare services. Unibased ForSite2020® v7.0 received inpatient and outpatient modular EHR ONC-ATCB certification on 11/17/2011. ForSite2020® v7.0 is an integrated solution that provides improved access management processes including physician and consumer portals, physician order tracking, EMPI, registration, scheduling, conflict resolution, and tracking patient resource needs from pre-access through follow-up. ForSite2020® v7.0 monitors the effectiveness of clinical programs, financial productivity and capacity management to improve quality, safety, and efficiency related to the coordination of care.

ForSite2020® v7.0 also includes a surgery management module that coordinates surgery procedures and surgeon preferences, pre-admission activity monitoring, tissue tracking, suite utilization, materials management, clinical worker training and certification, perioperative charting, anesthesia management integration, and surgery-based EHR. ForSite2020® v7.0 improves the communication between hospitals and physicians through its physician portal, automated order creation, and business intelligence analytics. ForSite2020® v7.0 impacts the revenue cycle through functions such as validation of patient demographics, patient’s current insurance eligibility checking, assurance of medical necessity compliance and estimation of the patient’s out-of-pocket expense based upon scheduled and ordered services.

Unibased solutions will increase provider sales quickly, through its physician and consumer portals as well as its Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities. They will reduce provider debt associated with patient payments and minimize claim denials associated with inaccuracies and missing documentation. Most importantly, providers realize these benefits within months, not years. All Unibased solutions are supported by integrated automatic data collection processes such as bar coding, facsimile collection and retention, optical and intelligent character recognition, and document image collection and storage – all linked to the appropriate patient and administrative records. Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. is a private corporation founded in 1986, and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. All Unibased products are made and supported in the United States.

1 2003 - 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services, December 2011. © 2011 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com



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