Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get the St. Francis Hospital Cookbook for only $10 - hospital employees & volunteers contributed over 130 yummy recipes

The Saint Francis Hospital Cookbook is now on sale for $10 per copy. Hospital employees and volunteers contributed over 130 favorite recipes to make possible the 121-page spiral-bound cookbook created as a fundraiser by the hospital's Employee Recreation/Recognition Committee in support of employee activities.

The book is divided into categories: appetizers, breads and rolls, soups and salads, main dishes and casseroles, meat, poultry and seafood, side dishes, desserts, cookies, candy and bars, beverages, and breakfasts.

To order call 845-431-8128

Visit thier website at: http://bit.ly/85LfV6

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For the 7th Consecutive Year Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. Achieves "Best in KLAS"

With its healthcare focus on access to services, process improvement, meaningful use, patient safety and satisfaction, revenue cycle management and efficient resource utilization, Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. has achieved the “Best in KLAS” Awards for both the Enterprise Scheduling and Surgery Management market segments for the year 2009, reflecting outstanding product quality and client satisfaction.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Unibased Systems Architecture Selects DST Technologies’ AWD® to Deliver Healthcare Process Automation and Work Management

Unibased Systems Architecture and DST Technologies, a process automation and work management solution provider, today announced they have formed a strategic relationship for the purpose of jointly marketing their solutions to better serve clients in the healthcare industry. Working together, Unibased and DST Technologies will each deliver their own solutions to innovative healthcare systems and hospitals seeking to improve productivity, quality and cost management.

“I look forward to working with DST Technologies and healthcare providers to identify ways that AWD and our RMS, ORMS, and ForSite2020® applications drive innovation,” said Larry Covington, President, Unibased. “This relationship will maximize the vast industry knowledge of both companies to help healthcare systems more efficiently manage resources in support of their patients, attain operational excellence and reduce the estimated $145 billion of annual waste in the healthcare industry resulting from administrative inefficiency and excess paperwork.”

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mike Fink Joins Unibased Systems Architecture

Mike Fink has joined the company as Principal Consultant. Mr. Fink will be responsible for sales of the award-winning Unibased ForSite2020® suite of products to large hospital networks. A respected industry veteran, Mr. Fink has more than 20 years of successful sales experience in the healthcare marketplace, 15 of which include the sale of hospital information systems with McDonnell Douglas Health Systems and First Data Corporation.

Welcome Mike!!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) selects Unibased's Consumer Portal

East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) has announced its selection of Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) consumer portal, Consumer Access and Scheduling for Healthcare (CASH) to simplify and expedite access for services. The web application is fully integrated with the Unibased ForSite2020® product suite and it will improve the access process. Providing 24/7 web access to service scheduling and registration eliminates several of the impediments consumers experience in obtaining their healthcare needs.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

MHEG/HFMA/HIMSS - October 22, 2009 Meeting

Greater St. Louis Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association

Missouri HealthCare Executives Group &

Midwest Gateway Chapter of Health Information Management Systems Society


The Future of Healthcare Financing
4th Annual Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saint Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, Missouri 63303


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.- 11:45 a.m
The HITECH Act - the potential impact, questions and
considerations for Providers

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m - 2:15 p.m.
The Healthcare Executives Role in IT Decisions

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Building the Hospitals of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Satisfaction Survey

For additional information about the conference view the October 22nd Program Brochure, HERE.


Bob Grass, Principal Consultant
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 148
Email: bgrass@unibased.com

Phil Amelung, Principal Consultant
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 172
Email: pamelung@unibased.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

HFMA National Fall Seminar - Orlando, FL

Healthcare Financial Management Association National Fall Seminar
October 20-22, 2009

The Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

George M. Giorgianni, National Director for Perioperative Solutions, will be on site to meet with you. He may be contacted directly at:

Cell: 404-915-6439
Email: ggiorgianni@unibased.com
Office: 800-489-6069, 163

Join Us For NAHAM Northeast’s 2009 Regional Conference!

National Association of Healthcare Access Management Presents
The Fifth Annual Northeast Regional Conference
“Patient Access: Achieving Success in Challenging Times”

October 19-20, 2009
Holiday Inn Stamford
700 E. Main St, Stamford, CT 06901

Bob Grass, Principal Consultant, will be on site to meet with you. He may be contacted directly at 314-795-5248 (mobile phone) or by email at bgrass@unibased.com.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be a NAHAM member to attend this conference.

Directions To Conference

From the Merrit Parkway:

Coming from NY towards CT
Northbound Take Exit 34. Turn right onto Long Ridge Rd and follow for
approximately three miles. At intersection (Bank of America will be on the left)
turn left onto Washington Blvd. Go 1 mile and turn left onto Tresser Blvd. Take
another left onto Elm St. At first signal light, turn right into hotel parking lot

Coming from Boston towards CT
Southbound Take Exit 35. Turn right onto High Ridge Rd. and follow for
approximately 4.2 miles. At the Intersection (Lord&Taylor’s will be on the right),
proceed straight onto Summer Street. Turn left at Broad St, then right at the
fourth light onto Grove St. At the next light, turn left into the hotel parking lot.

From I-95

Coming from NY towards CT

Northbound Take Exit 8. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Atlantic Street. At
the third light, turn right onto Tresser Blvd. Turn left at the third light onto Elm
Street. Make a quick right into the hotel parking lot.

Coming from Boston towards CT
Southbound Take Exit 8. Turn right off the exit ramp onto Elm St. Go through
large intersection and make quick right at the second light into the hotel
parking lot.

Monday, October 12, 2009

2009 HFMA Regional Annual "Healthcare Finance Fall Workshop"

Greater St. Louis, Heart of America, Show-Me of Missouri and Sunflower Chapters of HFMA

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Event Registration Information: Click Here

Two of our principal consultants will be at the 2009 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) regional chapter signature annual event “Healthcare Finance Fall Workshop” at the Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, MO. The event has historically attracted more than 100 leaders from healthcare organizations throughout the Central Midwest.

The vendor fair is Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm during the cocktail reception, and on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.


Bob Grass, Principal Consultant
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 148
Email: bgrass@unibased.com

Phil Amelung, Principal Consultant
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 172
Email: pamelung@unibased.com

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We're at the Managing Today's OR Suite Conference at Caesars Palace today!

- if you are attending MTORS, please stop by booth 412!

Efficiently Manage Your Highest Revenue Department with ForSite2020® Surgery Management

At Unibased Systems, we understand that providing your patients with quality care that is efficient, safe and cost effective is your top priority. In today’s healthcare environment, cost containment and efficient use of resources is imperative to provide the standard of care your patients demand, while improving your financial performance and maintaining a competitive edge. Top challenges have become utilization management, process improvement to increase productivity, and effectively managing costs without sacrificing quality. Automation of perioperative services is critical when making data-driven decisions to meet these challenges.

Unibased Systems is unmatched in the industry for customer satisfaction in providing healthcare organizations like yours with high performance software and unparalleled reliability, meeting your critical need for 24 hour availability. Providing a valuable tool for scheduling, documenting, reporting and managing the clinical, financial and operational components in the complete perioperative process, Unibased Systems’ ForSite2020 Surgery Management transforms your surgery department into a cost-effective patient care delivery operation. Eliminating manual processes and seamlessly connecting resources and information, ForSite2020 Surgery Management allows you to focus on patient care, and assists your organization to improve customer satisfaction, optimize departmental performance, and maximize revenue by providing:

* Rules-Based, Conflict-Free Scheduling
* Complete Resource Allocation
* Proven Multi-Facility Capability
* Accurate Perioperative Documentation
* Automatic Charge Capture
* Superior Data Access
* Unsurpassed System Reliability
* Supports Cost Management And
Process Improvement
* 17 Week Implementation Plan
* Web Access

Unibased Systems’ goal is to assist your healthcare organization to successfully meet your business requirements by managing your capabilities for maximum revenue and streamlining the effective management of resources to increase productivity and utilization of all your surgery resources. Automatic data capture is just part of the process and provides reports to support sound management decisions. Easy scheduling access and enhanced workflow promotes positive customer relationships to improve your organization’s bottom line.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Indiana Healthcare Access Managers Association (IHAMA) Fall Conference , October 8-9 2009

Bob Grass, Principal Consultant, will be at the Indiana Healthcare Access Managers Association (IHAMA) Fall Conference at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa in Florence, Indiana. The conference will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8 and will adjourn at noon on Friday, October 9 - during which time he will be available for consultations, just stop by the booth! If you prefer to schedule an appointment with Bob in advance, please contact him directly:

Bob Grass
Principal Consultant
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 148
Cell: (314) 795-5248
Email: bgrass@unibased.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We will be in BOOTH 412 at the Managing Today's OR Suite Conference (MTORS)

We will be in BOOTH 412 at the Managing Today's OR Suite Conference (MTORS) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada Oct 8-9, 2009. If you are attending, please stop by!

MTORS focuses on practical topics related to management of surgical services such as efficiency, IT, staff retention, and cost management.

The full conference brochure is located here:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Association of Illinois Patient Access Management (aIPAM) Fall Conference and Vendor Fair

Bob Grass, Principal Consultant, will be at the Association of Illinois Patient Access Management (aIPAM) fall conference and vendor fair this Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Dave & Busters in Chicago, IL. He will be available for consultations at the Unibased Systems Architecture table (space number to be announced). If you wish to schedule an appointment with Bob in advance, please contact him directly:

Bob Grass
Principal Consultant
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.
Phone: (314) 878-6050, ext. 148
Cell: (314) 795-5248
Email: bgrass@unibased.com

Link to full brochure: http://aipam.net/doc/Fall2009P2PInvite.pdf

Friday, September 25, 2009

Amerinet Selects Unibased Systems Architecture as a Contracted Supplier for the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Network Serving More than 33,000

Unibased Systems Architecture has been selected by Amerinet as a contracted supplier of process improvement and workflow enhancement solutions with ForSite2020®, our totally integrated comprehensive suite of enterprise solutions for pre-visit access management and business process improvement. The convergence of our award-winning suite of solutions and the expansive GPO network of Amerinet will bring outstanding value to over 33,000 members.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FREE WEBINAR: "How to Capture and Use Central Scheduling Data and Process Indicators to Achieve Your Operational and Business Goals"

LIVE: July 23, 2009 - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time

REGISTER NOW: http://www.unibased.com/email/webinar.html

Attend this information-packed webinar and learn how to:

- display and interpret central scheduling data and process Indicators
- uncover improvement opportunities
- educate senior management in supporting your efforts and their business objectives

Daniel P. O'Neill
Operational Management Systems, Inc.

Hosted by:
Bob Grass
Principal Consultant
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.
Phone: 314-878-6050 x 148

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

We would like to take a moment to wish our clients a happy and safe Independence Day! As the nation stops to reflect on our gratitude for freedom, it is also a wonderful time to recognize our gratitude for great customers like you! Happy Fourth of July!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

An online resource center has been added to unibased.com

An online resource center has been added to unibased.com at http://www.unibased.com/resourcecenter.html. Here you will find articles by HIT industry experts, white papers, research and more. Items are conveniently categorized by topic and you will be connected to any external material via a new browser window so you can easily keep your place.

To submit an informational piece to be considered for inclusion in our resource center, please contact us for a review.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Selects ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System

June 23, 2009 - Contra Costa Regional Medical Center of Martinez, CA selected ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) for use in their hospital. ORMS will replace a product no longer marketed by Mediware Information Systems (Mediware), who referred Unibased to Contra Costa, under an agreement formed in 2007.

Contra Costa is the public hospital for Contra Costa County in California. The hospital is a newly constructed facility of 164 beds, supporting more than 500,000 outpatients annually.

Systems and Consultation Center Opens as a New Home for ForSite2020®

June 16, 2009 - Unibased Systems Architecture completed a new Systems and Consultation Center in Chesterfield, Missouri. Professional personnel began occupying offices on June 15th, and the total move will be completed by mid-July. The new facility will offer consultation, demonstration, and training seminars for healthcare providers, consultants, and technology companies. In addition to professional office space, a key feature is a state of the art conference and demonstration center.

Currently, Unibased has approximately 12,500 square feet under lease in the Chesterfield area, and is considering other locations near urban areas associated with our major clients.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Marion Sachs, RN, MSN, CNOR joined the company as Manager, Surgery Systems Products

Ms. Sachs recently provided nursing services for the surgery department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Surgery Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s, she was Client Service Director at Picis, Inc., a major solutions provider in the surgery management system solution market. While at Picis, Ms. Sachs led the “voice of the client” development efforts and partnered with sales, product development, IT, professional services and support to endeavor to create executive and clinical client relationships and increase client satisfaction.

Ms. Sachs has experience with various computerized surgery management systems in providing the expertise necessary to assist surgery nursing professionals in working with automated surgical management systems. Ms. Sachs will work with USA’s clients, serving as the in-house clinical expert for USA’s surgery management product line as well as applying her skills to facilitate the best utilization of the entire ForSite2020™ product suite. She will arrive in Chesterfield, Missouri from Scottsdale, Arizona in time for the completion of USA’s new high-tech offices dedicated to product planning, marketing and sales. Marion is an integral part of USA’s continued expansion; adding more professionals and enhanced working spaces in the Chesterfield area.