T.J. Samson Community Hospital Implements Total Perioperative Automation with Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS Surgery Management Solution

T.J. Samson Community Hospital Implements Total Perioperative Automation with Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS Surgery Management Solution

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Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that T.J. Samson Community Hospital, located in Glasgow, Kentucky, has completed a successful implementation of its award-winning surgery management solution, ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS), for the complete clinical integration of all areas and stages of the surgical process. ForSite2020® ORMS will provide T.J. Samson with improved operational efficiency, increased productivity, and an enhanced workflow with total perioperative automation for all areas including pre-admission testing; pre-operative services; intra-operative services with real-time surgical documentation and surgeon preference card processing; post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) support; and post-operative services with follow-up coordination.

Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS clinical documentation was implemented not only in the operating room but also in the endoscopy and bronchoscopy areas for those procedures as well. It was also deployed in the outpatient area and in the PACU area to offer complete perioperative automation for all surgical areas throughout the enterprise. ForSite2020® ORMS is expected to provide improved communication, ease of access, and the sharing of critical information across the enterprise for positive clinical and financial outcomes. T.J. Samson expects to see gains in efficiency with improved surgical resource coordination and management, faster and more complete surgical documentation, improved physician relations, and an enhanced patient experience while delivering more cases per day.

In similar settings, Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS has reduced the amount of time it takes to document cases and capture charges in the operating room by 81%. One client department manager indicated that charting and updating preference card quantities is now taking 5 - 6 minutes in ForSite2020® ORMS, as compared to staff spending an average of 23 - 26 minutes per case in completing a patient’s chart in their former system. Along with increased efficiency, clients have reported enhanced consistency of data and the streamlined standardization of information documented during surgical cases. The implications are increased productivity and higher surgeon satisfaction levels as nurses are spending less time charting and more time on direct patient care activities. Cancellations and delays are significantly reduced, allowing more cases per day and an increased bottom line.

T.J. Samson Community Hospital is a 196-bed, acute-care facility, including sixteen skilled-care beds. The brand-new T.J. Health Pavilion, opened in 2013, provides outpatient services, physicians’ offices, and a walking track. Operating within the mission of offering a variety of health services to the region including acute care; preventive testing and treatment; community outreach activities; and partnerships with local health care providers, civic organizations, and public schools; T.J. Samson Community Hospital promotes and provides for the health and well-being of those they serve. As a regional healthcare provider, T.J. Samson Community Hospital takes pride in being good stewards of its available resources and utilizes them to anticipate and meet the health needs of the region by promoting health in its communities while delivering quality, appropriate, and compassionate care. For more information, visit: .

Celebrating its 26th year in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry, Unibased has achieved “Best In KLAS” for 10 consecutive years for the market segment of enterprise scheduling (2003-2012) and 8 consecutive years for surgery management (2003-2010), as well as the KLAS Category Leader Award (1999-2002). Unibased provides highly generic, platform-as-a-service, tailored and unique solutions to its clients, and is best suited for a private cloud, engineered stack data center environment for integrated multi-facility organizations. Unibased products are highly scalable and offered with sub-second response time guarantees.

Unibased’s 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 patient volumes 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, and Medicare readmission penalties will be minimized. 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.

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