Thursday, November 4, 2010

T.J. Samson Community Hospital Selects Unibased's ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET)

PRESS RELEASE: Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased), the leading provider of enterprise-wide patient access and surgery management systems, announced today that T.J. Samson Community Hospital, located in Glasgow, KY, has selected ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET) to streamline the process of tracking, collecting, reviewing, documenting, and archiving physician orders from several disparate sources.

T.J. Samson Community Hospital contracted for Unibased's award-winning Resource Management System (RMS) with periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) in 2005 to enhance their revenue cycle management process, improve revenue integrity, as well as patient and physician satisfaction. To expand on that mission, the Business Office Director at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, Richard Schneider, stated, "Unibased's ForSite2020® POCET will increase convenience for physician offices and patients to choose a convenient time before the patient leaves the physician office eliminating multiple follow-up calls." Schneider added, "We also expect it to free up time for schedulers and help improve our compliance with the ABN process due to the improvement in order management with orders being checked at the time of scheduling. With our current volume approaching 200 per day, if we are able to get just 33% usage it will save us one FTE in labor to be utilized for other patient access initiatives."

Cynthia J. Borders, Vice President of Client Services for Unibased, stated, "Assuring the appropriate diagnosis code and local managed care criteria are addressed at the time of order submission positively impacts denials, compliance and eliminates common sources of healthcare revenue leakage. The addition of ForSite2020® POCET will be an extremely powerful addition to their Unibased product suite, and we anticipate a very impressive ROI."

The selection of ForSite2020® POCET builds on the innovative and patient-centered Planetree model used by T.J. Samson for four years to redefine health care to ensure nurturing and personalized health care delivery based on the needs of the patient. A proclamation was issued by Kentucky's Governor, Steve Beshear, recognizing October as "Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month". T.J. Samson Community Hospital remains the only acute care hospital in the state of Kentucky partnering with Planetree and are truly dedicated to the patient's experience. The Unibased solutions improve operational efficiency, reduce wait times, reduce unnecessary phone calls, and improve the overall patient experience while capturing legitimate revenue which can be reinvested in the patient experience.

About T.J. Samson Community Hospital: Established in 1929, T.J. Samson Community Hospital is a 196-bed facility located in Glasgow, Kentucky serving a population of 180,000. T.J. Samson provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical care and specialties to residents across south-central Kentucky. With 1,000 employees, it is the second-largest employer in Barren County. T.J. Samson has achieved high accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations with a score of 97 out of a possible 100 points which places the hospital among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide. For more information visit:

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