Monday, July 19, 2010

Press Release: Bay Area Hospital Begins Production with New Surgery Management System from Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.

Chesterfield, MO., July 19, 2010: Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) today announced Bay Area Hospital (BAH) in Coos Bay, Oregon successfully implemented the Unibased ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). BAH contracted with Unibased for the complete ForSite2020 surgery management system suite in December 2009 with the goal of achieving total perioperative automation and moving forward with their hospital-wide electronic health record (EHR) initiative. The implementation began in March 2010 following software delivery. Current files including patient demographics, clinical history, physician tables, and physician preference cards were converted and analyzed using state-of-the-art Unibased software. Bi-directional interfaces were created for current access management and material management systems based upon the Unibased systems integration HL7 libraries.

The project included surgery scheduling, preference card management, and post-case documentation, as well as the ForSite Analytics business intelligence tool. Work continues to progress with expanded perioperative nursing documentation, a case progress display and tissue tracking, which should be completed by the end of 2010. Future plans include integrating the system with an anesthesia management solution provided by Draeger Medical, Inc.

Bay Area Hospital's Chief Information and Facilities Officer, Ben Pfau, stated, “It has been a good partnership, the implementation has been very smooth with both parties easily able to work through any issues that may have arisen.”
Bob Adams, Director of Information Services, added, “Unibased continues to live up to their #1 ranking and reputation by delivering on their promises. The implementation has been on-time and within budget. Key interfaces were delivered as planned; quality training was provided by friendly seasoned professionals and the software functioned as expected with no flaws. Brenda Curtner, Director of Clinical Informatics, also pointed out, “Bay Area Hospital prefers to partner with solution vendors that are willing to incorporate our input into their product development roadmap. Unibased is committed to doing that and has proven this by delivering our requests prior to us going live. We’re excited about the opportunity that lies ahead with the Unibased relationship.”

Tim Garner, RN, a member of the Clinical Informatics Team indicated, “In my opinion, our transition from our old O.R. product to ORMS went very well. Unibased was attentive to our issues. In particular, our Unibased clinical consultant Peggy Pittenger was very helpful in assisting us with the transition. Good support coupled with a good working partnership between I.S. and Clinical Informatics at Bay Area Hospital, allowed the transition to take place with minimal impact on most end-users.”

"Unibased has had only positive experiences working with the Siemens MedSeries4® product and support team over the last 18 years. We are also highly impressed with the I.S. and clinical informatics group at Bay Area Hospital,” said Phil Amelung, Principal Consultant with Unibased. We are very excited about the opportunity we have to work with the team at BAH to provide their hospital with a solution that will reduce costs, improve efficiency, and jump start the revenue cycle in the surgery department. We also believe BAH will be a model for other hospitals that are looking to achieve the highest level of interoperability with their other clinical, financial, and administrative systems.”

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Stephanie D. Speth, Marketing Manager
Phone: 314-878-6050, ext. 143

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