Monday, December 31, 2012

We extend our sincere wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year in 2013!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Press Release: KLAS Enterprises Awards Unibased with a Decade of Outstanding Product Quality as ‘Best in KLAS’ for 10 Consecutive Years


According to the annual year-end "Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report published on December 14, 2012 by KLAS Enterprises, LLC (KLAS), Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) received the "Best in KLAS" [1] Award for the market segment of Enterprise Scheduling for its ForSite2020® Resource Management System (RMS) for the 10th consecutive year, reflecting for the first time in KLAS history a vendor that has achieved a decade of this award, demonstrating unmatched client satisfaction. The report singled out Unibased as a notable performance stating, “Unibased’s RMS was named the top Enterprise Scheduling system for the 10th year in a row.”

According to the report, “The ‘Best in KLAS’ categories represent software and services that currently provide the broadest operational and clinical impact to healthcare organizations. 14 companies are represented in 23 categories. The recognition signifies leadership in working with customers to resolve issues and match expectations to reality.” Unibased attained the highest overall score (91.3) of the 14 companies and 23 categories listed. In the Enterprise Scheduling category, Unibased competed with (in alphabetical order): Cerner, Epic, McKesson, QuadraMed, and SCI Solutions. Unibased also had the highest score in the Surgery Management category with its periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS), leading with the highest product quality rating of 7.9.

Cynthia J. Borders, Unibased Vice President of Client Services, stated, “We are grateful for our clients’ support over the years. Actually, our clients provide our products’ direction and priorities; even giving us detailed design requirements for new modules or features. Some act as an extension of our QA program as alpha test sites. We try to be highly responsive with upgrades, providing 3 to 4 major releases a year, but we do not require every client to be on the same release. Our development team is great and understanding of our clients’ needs. Our success is based upon expending the vast majority of our labor resources on client support. We expect to be just as successful over the next 10 years.”

About KLAS Enterprises, LLC: KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

[1]  2003 - 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services, December 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com<

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Press Release: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Implements Unibased’s ForSite2020® Resource Management System Amidst Hurricane Sandy

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH), located in Brattleboro, VT, completed a successful implementation of Unibased’s market-leading ForSite2020® Resource Management System (RMS) in the midst of devastating Hurricane Sandy. Despite power outages and violent winds causing damage throughout the region, the go-live went on and did so successfully with no delay.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital implemented Unibased’s ForSite2020® Resource Management System (RMS) enterprise scheduling and access management solution to provide the physician and patient community with an enhanced consumer experience, improved resource utilization and streamlined coordination of care. The integrated solution will provide efficient scheduling and resource management for all patient services and departments including radiology, rehab and oncology, as well as coordinate follow-up care and post-discharge appointments to reduce costly readmissions. The comprehensive ForSite2020® solution insures revenue growth by improving workflow, productivity, business processes and operational efficiency to reduce costs and increase financial performance.

Jon Farina, BMH Chief Information Officer, stated, “Unibased worked hand-in-hand with our implementation team to configure the system and set up the necessary bi-directional interfaces to Siemens MedSeries4®. Everyone’s hard work contributed to an incredibly smooth go-live, despite the devastation going on all around us.” 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Press Release: Unibased Announces Newest Release ForSite2020® Version 7.07

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced that its latest software release, ForSite2020® Version 7.07, is now available and includes significant enhancements that will have a substantial financial impact for healthcare organizations. Unibased anticipates improved workflow and increased operational efficiency with new innovative features such as Microsoft® Outlook integration as well as ICD-10 compliance and enhanced patient payment estimation. 

The Microsoft® Outlook 2010 integration is a unique capability that will allow providers (physicians, therapists, technicians) to have an “at-a-glance” view of their upcoming schedules in their primary and familiar calendaring tool. This integration includes schedules (current, canceled and rescheduled) as well as appointment blocks and meetings made by the provider in their Outlook® calendar. Unibased anticipates enhanced physician satisfaction and increased loyalty by enabling schedules to be accessible any place the Outlook® calendar is available.  No other enterprise scheduling solution provider in the marketplace offers this cutting-edge integration.

For increased revenue through enhanced workflow, Unibased’s insurance verification and patient payment estimation capabilities are now even more robust with added flexibility and seamless coordination. In order to meet regulatory requirements, ForSite2020® now also allows for the collection of a diagnosis code as either ICD-9 or ICD-10 for proactive preparation and increased accuracy.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Press Release: Unibased and Document Storage Systems Team for vxVistA Projects

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) and Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) have agreed to integrate product suites for the purpose of sales to hospital facilities utilizing the VistA Hospital Information System. DSS, Inc. integration software is used throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Native American/Alaskan Native Tribal facilities as well as several state behavioral health hospitals. The Unibased ForSite2020® solution suite has been used successfully for many years within the VHA. Each party will promote and sell the integrated product suite under a non-exclusive license as "ForSite2020® for VistA''.

Larry Weigel, Unibased Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, indicated, "DSS, Inc. brings extensive governmental contracting experience and integration insights to various components of federal government medical software applications, especially VistA. Unibased brings an award-winning track record for enterprise scheduling and patient access within the VHA, multi-hospital IDNs, and community hospitals. Teaming with DSS, Inc. for new procurements will benefit both organizations. It is also noteworthy that approximately 40% of Unibased employees are veterans and many have personal experience as consumers of VHA services, so Unibased definitely has more than just a financial interest in serving the VHA."

Mark Byers, DSS, Inc. President and CEO, added, "The DSS, Inc. integration software, already well-established with VistA, will provide an expeditious technology platform to improve the consumer experience with VistA clients through multi-entity scheduling and efficient resource management. We are looking forward to working with Unibased, as we recognize their #1 status in the healthcare information technology market for enterprise scheduling. We expect to bring a superior solution to government entities and other facilities running VistA given the opportunity."
 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Unibased ForSite2020® Modules – Integrated Pieces of the Puzzle to Manage Resources, Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Health information exchanges (HIEs) are gaining ground and growing more popular with every passing day. What can hospitals do to ensure that their physicians as well as the physicians in the service area have all the tools they need to communicate effectively and do business with the facility? Remembering that physician offices are in different stages of adopting current technologies, what is the answer to "how can we do business together" - no matter what their place is on the adaptation curve?  

An essential aspect of building and maintaining productive working relationships with physicians in the health system and the surrounding areas is communication. In today's healthcare world, several forms of communication are being utilized – some old, some new – and hospital have to be able to take in information in all forms and put it into viable use. 

The ability to send and receive data can change the way a hospital spends and saves money. Without the right technology in place, physicians and staff can spend up to:

  • 2-3 hours per day scanning and indexing items
  • 1 or more hours a day looking or searching for clinical information
  • 1-2 hours a day waiting on the phone to schedule appointments
In a typical 8 hour work day, up to half of the day could be spent on not seeing patients, but doing research or waiting on hold.

With workflow inefficiencies and disjointed processes such as this, it is easy to see why both patient and physician satisfaction can quickly spiral downward. Being fully aware of time-utilization issues and satisfaction rankings, hospitals and physicians’ offices need a way to "push" data where it needs to go, and have it get there without getting lost and without delay.

With ForSite2020® Fax Order Collection, Utilization & Storage (FOCUS), hospitals can receive physician orders from offices that haven't implemented electronic health record (EHR) technology. ForSite2020® FOCUS is a paperless fax management system that removes the stress of lost or incomplete orders by automating and improving the current process of physician faxed orders. This module allows a physician office without an EHR to "push" information to the hospital, which in turn allows the patient to be scheduled automatically with all the necessary information at the fingertips of the hospital's scheduling staff. No longer are physician or staff members beholden to making phone calls about missing faxes or misplaced orders, they can simply trust that the orders arrived at their destination just as they were sent out. In addition to offering connectivity to the HIE and other physician offices, ForSite2020® FOCUS can also help reduce costs in physician offices by up to $44,000 annually by improving workflow and efficiency, giving physicians and staff more time to treat patients.

For those physician offices that are in the process of converting, or have already converted to EHR technology, Unibased offers a physician portal: ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET). This module has the ability to not only create electronically signed, legible orders but can process faxed orders through intelligent OCR recognition – eliminating the need for interpretation and keying of an order. ForSite2020® POCET easily integrates with other EMR systems within the physician community, with the HIE itself and has the ability to take HL-7 messages. Having ForSite2020® POCET in place in physician offices will provide new access channels for a physician's referral base and reduce call center demand while, in conjunction with an EHR, helping to create a savings of $134,000 annually by streamlining the scheduling process.

With disparate information coming into hospitals through various different forms and avenues, and all requesting services at a certain time, hospitals need to be hyper-aware of how and when work requests are being handled. ForSite2020® Work Queue Management effortlessly creates a repository for all services throughout all departments, facilities, practices and clinics in the health departments, facilities, practices and clinics in the health system efficiently tracking and monitoring the continuum of care for enhanced productivity and increased revenue. Work Queue Management automatically interacts with all other ForSite2020® products and modules. Through this complete integration, ForSite2020® Work Queue Management allows providers to reach new operational heights by replacing manual, time-consuming processes with automated information "pushes", based on priority, to the most qualified and available resource. By reducing manual intervention, ForSite2020® Work Queue Management lessens the number of points of failure, resulting in a reduction of clinical, operational and financial errors. Hospitals can estimate an annual savings of more than $600,000 based solely on enhancing workflow processes.

Electronic connectivity strengthens relationships with physicians through good communication practices – the outcome being an increase in revenue as well as improving clinical decision-making and patient care by having access to information in a timelier manor. Unibased offers the same commitment to excellence in our modules as we do with the rest of our products. All of our products can be integrated into an HIE and EHR setting, and are fully customizable to the client’s needs.                                                                     

[Source: Medicity Issue Brief: Quantifying the Value Proposition for Electronically Connecting Hospitals and Community Physicians.]


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Press Release: Jim Wilson Joins Unibased Board of Directors

James R. Wilson
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that James R. Wilson has accepted a seat on its Board of Directors.  Mr. Wilson is currently the CEO of Health Outcomes Sciences LLC (HOS), and formerly the President of Craneware, Inc., as well as served as an executive with Cerner and EDS.

Larry Covington, Chairman & CEO of Unibased, stated, “Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare information technology (HIT) market to the Unibased Board. Jim’s extensive executive experience in revenue cycle management, EMR and clinical research decision-support market segments compliments Unibased’s strategies related to surgery management, coordinated access to care, provider productivity and population management.”

Jim Wilson, CEO of HOS, added, “There is a direct relationship between revenue cycle management and complex clinical variables that lead to patient outcomes. Major providers are facing economic challenges that require competitive approaches to access to care and the efficient management of the most productive use of resources leading to quality outcomes. Unibased has been promoting this concept for many years. The Unibased reputation for quality and service is second to none in the industry, and I look forward to helping them formulate the appropriate tactics to leverage their products and services.”

About Health Outcomes Science LLC:  Health Outcomes Sciences LLC is dedicated to providing innovative IT solutions that improve the quality of healthcare delivery. They focus on translating the latest advances in clinical research into decision-support products and services for physicians and their patients, healthcare organizations and other medical software developers.

Their solutions empower users to see complex relationships between clinical variables – such as comorbidities, sociodemographic attributes, biochemical markers and genomic determinants – and patient outcomes. Better understanding of these relationships allows patient care to be individualized in ways that previously could only be imagined.

Their interdisciplinary team of physicians, outcomes researchers and information technology experts pays special attention to creating user interfaces that are both intuitive and responsive, and that readily integrate into the workflow of the researchers who develop risk models and the clinicians who use them.
 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Press Release: Unibased and Vitalz Agree to Co-Market Products and Services

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) and Vitalz (Tampa, FL) have formed a strategic partnership to co-market their respective products and services. Unibased has made a long-term commitment to integrate the Vitalz Healthcare Platform, a patient-centric community healthcare management solution, with the Unibased ForSite2020® family of products and services. 

According to Charles Kean, Unibased Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, “The Vitalz family of products is anticipated to complement the Unibased ForSite2020® strong presence in the healthcare consumer, physician, major provider interaction, and resource management markets. Unibased’s credibility, as demonstrated by 9 years of KLAS Top 20 [1] standings as well as its major account references, HIE integration and providing the missing piece required for disparate HIT product integration, will be supplemented by demonstrable elements of the Vitalz Healthcare Platform. Unibased is committed to the concepts of consumer population management and implications upon ease of access and revenue cycle management. In the short term, available elements of the Vitalz Healthcare Platform are expected to be integrated with the ForSite2020® Consumer Access & Scheduling for Healthcare (CASH) patient portal and eventually the ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection & Enterprise Tracking (POCET) physician portal. Over a longer term, Unibased will integrate all Vitalz components into its comprehensive enterprise access management system. Unibased will continue to provide a single source of the patient itinerary of services throughout the entire healthcare enterprise, eliminating intra-office and intra-facility conflicts which lead to consumer and physician inconvenience and subsequent reductions in enterprise revenue.”

David Weathers
Vitalz President
David Weathers, Vitalz President, added, “The Unibased marketing partnership is a key part of Vitalz’ plans to expand its market presence. Through this relationship, we will be able to offer Unibased clients the opportunity to be more competitive in today’s consumer-driven healthcare environment.  By leveraging the Vitalz platform, providers will communicate more effectively with patients and collaborate more efficiently with fellow providers throughout their communities. The Vitalz patient-physician portal is designed to tie together the disparate systems managing clinical data, personal health records, social networks and transaction services for the benefit of the provider-patient relationship. Ultimately, as with the Unibased solution, Vitalz’ goal is to positively impact patient care.”

About Vitalz:  Founded in 2008 by an experienced group of technologists and medical professionals, Vitalz partners with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) such as hospitals, health systems and independent physician associations (IPAs) – along with their providers – to improve operational efficiencies, increase collaboration among providers, and enhance patient communications.  The Vitalz Healthcare Platform employs the latest technological innovations to offer its clients custom, cost-effective software and services that solve some of today’s most pressing healthcare issues:  IT systems integration, physician workflows, referrals, business continuity and support, and patient safety. Vitalz’ technology facilitates information sharing and secure messaging between disparate applications and helps client organizations achieve their Meaningful Use compliance goals.  Vitalz is certified for Stage 1 Meaningful Use through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) for timely access to patient information, and has implemented rigorous security standards to insure the privacy and security of the data in the network. Please visit www.vitalz.com for more information.


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



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Draft Stage 3 Meaningful Use Recommendations Expected in August

A work group of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to release draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program by August. Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record systems can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.  (Unibased's ForSite2020® v7.0 is Meaningful Use Certified.)

[Source: iHealthBeat]
View full article at:
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2012/7/10/stage-3-meaningful-use-drafts-could-be-released-by-august.aspx

Client News: KentuckyOne Health Names Valinda Rutledge President of Jewish Hospital

Valinda Rutledge
KentuckyOne Health has named Valinda Rutledge as Market Leader Louisville and President of Jewish Hospital effective July 23, 2012. She will have responsibility for the oversight of the Jewish Hospital downtown medical campus, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and Frazier Rehab Institute, all in Louisville, in addition to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in Shelbyville.  Rutledge comes to KentuckyOne from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where she served in a senior leadership role in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as director of the Patient Care Models Group since June 2011.

[Source: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Press Release]
View Full Press Release Here

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Press Release: Hoag HIE Enhances the Patient Experience with Unibased’s ForSite2020® Patient Engagement Solution

Unibased Systems Architecture (Unibased) announced that Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, in Newport Beach, CA, has taken a tremendous step forward in enhancing the patient experience by successfully completing implementation of the ForSite2020® RMS resource management & patient access solution across all of Hoag's diagnostic imaging locations, including Hoag Hospital-Irvine, Hoag Hospital-Newport Beach, Hoag Breast Care Center, Hoag Sleep Lab, Surgical Services and 7 outpatient service centers.

The successful implementation provides Hoag with the infrastructure needed to enable streamlined resource management and efficient coordination of care across the entire Hoag community of caring. This allows Hoag scheduling staff to offer patients the most convenient service locations and appointment times available within the Hoag enterprise as well as establish a consistent "front door" approach to Hoag services. Rollout of these areas sets the stage for expanded use of ForSite2020® including automated handling of all physician orders received electronically from the Medicity health information exchange (HIE), which Hoag has established in partnership with the physician community. Physician orders that continue to be sent via fax will be received electronically in ForSite2020® and used to initiate the scheduling of services directly from the faxed order through the ForSite2020® Fax Order Collection Utilization & Storage (FOCUS). Unibased has also delivered web services integration that will allow Hoag to incorporate the ForSite2020® Consumer Access & Scheduling for Healthcare (CASH) consumer portal from within the Hoag Patient Portal for improved patient engagement and consumer satisfaction.

Tim Moore, Hoag’s Chief Information Officer, stated, “Hoag’s commitment to improving the patient experience while enhancing physician alignment was at the forefront of Unibased’s vision – to increase access to services and streamline the coordination of care across the enterprise. Unibased has stood true to that vision and has met and exceeded all of our expectations with a timely delivery as well as a quick and easy implementation. We are excited for this partnership knowing that Unibased stands by their commitments and are constantly making improvements to provide even faster access to services across the continuum of care. Unibased, together with the Hoag HIE, will provide more open communication with our community to enhance quality of care, patient safety and healthcare efficiency.” 

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian:  Hoag is a not-for-profit regional healthcare delivery network in Orange County, CA that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers and five urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that include six institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, primary care and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 15 consecutive years and for an unprecedented 15 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Press Release: Unibased to Support the Transition to ICD-10 for Medical Diagnosis and Inpatient Procedure Coding in Newest Release

Unibased Systems Architecture (Unibased) will support the ICD-10 medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding in its newest ForSite2020® release, and will be ready when the ICD-9 code sets are replaced by ICD-10 on October 1, 2013. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes.

ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims. ICD-10 medical diagnosis codes must be used for all health care services provided in the U.S., and ICD-10 procedure codes must be used for all hospital inpatient procedures. Claims with ICD-9 codes for services provided on or after the compliance deadline cannot be paid.

Unibased is committed to developing an implementation strategy that includes an assessment of the impact on the healthcare organization, a detailed timeline as well as budget, and will work with customers to install and test ICD-10-ready ForSite2020® solutions. By taking a proactive role in assisting with the transition, Unibased ForSite2020® customers can get their claims paid with no delay, lost time or disruption in productivity.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Message


Today we solemnly observe Memorial Day, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. We honor these heroes for the profound contribution they have made to secure our Nation's freedom.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Client News: Oakwood’s Chief Nursing Officer Wins Nightingale Award


Barbara Medvec
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Barbara Medvec, was one of two Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (Dearborn, MI)  nurses to be honored with a Nightingale Award for Nursing Administration in 2012. View full press release here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

National Nurses Week!

Please join Unibased in celebrating National Nurses Week!
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. This week, we honor all nurses and their commitment to the patient experience! 
For nurses week, use #NursesWeek on Twitter to show the incredible impact nurses make.

Client News: "100 Leaders of Great Hospitals"

Congrats to our clients that are recognized in the "100 Leaders of Great Hospitals" by Becker's Hospital Review!
  • Richard Afable, MD. - President & CEO
    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, CA)
  • L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. - CEO
    Inova Fairfax Hospital
    (Falls Church, VA) 
  • Glenn Waters - President & CEO
    Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater, FL)
View the full article here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Client News: Trinity Mother Francis Hospitals & Clinics Names New VP & CIO


Client News: Trinity Mother Francis Hospitals and Clinics (Tyler, TX) named Jeffrey A. Pearson as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Attn: Vision 2012 Annual Users Conference Attendees


Award-Winning Surgery Management & Access Management/ Enterprise Scheduling Solutions for MedSeries4 Customers

If you are attending the Vision 2012 Annual Users Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 22-25, we invite you to visit Unibased at BOOTH 24. 

Win an HDTV!  We're giving away a fabulous HD television. To enter, simply visit BOOTH #24 and fill out an entry form!

Our tailored and customized system features and guaranteed interfaces and conversions to Siemens MedSeries4 customers make Unibased the first choice of MedSeries4 hospitals looking for an information systems partner for resource management and enterprise scheduling as well as surgery management.
  • Unibased is the #1 Rated Enterprise Scheduling & Surgery Management Systems Vendor
  • Workflow Integration with MedSeries4 Applications
  • Guaranteed Sub-Second Response Times
  • Meaningful Use Certified
  • ForSite Analytics Dashboard Reporting
  • Mature and Comprehensive Web Tools for Physicians and Consumer Access
  • Automated Faxed Physician Order Handling Module
  • FIXED Implementation Costs
  • Stable System Requiring Minimal IT Support
Unibased has been providing our 200 customers with healthcare solutions for over 26 years.  Our systems have been successfully interfaced to Siemens MedSeries4 in a number of client sites, including: Bay Area Hospital (Coos Bay, OR), Monongalia General Hospital (Morgantown, WV), Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, TX) & Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Brattleboro, VT). 

Vision 2012 User Conference Contact:
George M. Giorgianni
Senior Director of Surgical System Sales and Business Development
Office Phone: 314-878-6050, ext. 163
Mobile: 404-915-6439
Email: ggiorgianni@unibased.com

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Press Release: Bayfront Health System Selects Unibased's Award-Winning Surgery Management and Physician Order Collection Solution

St. Louis, MO., April 12, 2012:  Unibased Systems Architecture (Unibased) announced that Bayfront Health System, located in St. Petersburg, FL, has signed an agreement for its award-winning surgery management and physician order management solutions. ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) and ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET) will provide enhanced patient safety and improved physician relations as well as streamlined and efficient coordination of care.

Bayfront will deploy the Unibased ForSite2020® solution across its 20+ operating rooms, with the primary goal of complete clinical integration, providing ease of access and sharing of pertinent information to areas such as PACU and inpatient nursing floors across the enterprise. According to surgery staff, key considerations in selecting Unibased, critical to efficient operations, included ease of use, rapid system performance/response time, and the long track record of successful integration. Jatin Motiwal, Vice President of Clinical Services, indicated that Unibased was the best fit as a surgery management solution partner that will provide personalized attention and first-class ongoing support. “After doing a nationwide search, Bayfront Health System found exactly what it needed with Unibased Systems Architecture,” stated Motiwal. “We found Unibased to be user-friendly, intuitive and comprehensive, which will help enhance physician relations and streamline the coordination of care efficiency, adding to the patient experience. Bayfront looks forward to a strong partnership with Unibased, which will be integrated into our overall health system vision of providing excellent service to the Tampa Bay area.”

Bayfront Chief Information Officer, Jennifer Greenman, added, ”After a comprehensive system evaluation process, we concluded that Unibased’s ForSite2020® solution will provide the best tools for promoting efficient workflow and accurate documentation within surgical services. Additionally, Bayfront leaders were impressed with the high level of commitment to customer service that Unibased has consistently demonstrated to its clients. We look forward to transforming this partnership into positive clinical and financial outcomes.”   


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Client News: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Now Most Visited Hospital Site in U.S.

Client News: Understanding and providing information cancer patients need and want has been the driving force behind cancercenter.com. The content rich domain has been so responsive to cancer patients and their families, the official site of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is now the most visited hospital site in the U.S. [Experian Hitwise].   Visit: cancercenter.com

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Client News: Trinity Mother Frances Marks 75th Year

Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, Texas has been a valued Unibased client since 1999 and we honor them as they celebrate their 75th year!   In 1937, as America was struggling through the Great Depression, a small group of dedicated women from the Catholic order of the Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth committed to bring a modern hospital to Tyler. Read about their story here. Also included below is a video of the compelling story of how the hospital opened a day early in '37 to offer support during a local tragedy.







About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics: Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 300 physicians and mid- level providers representing 38 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.

[Source: Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics]

Core Values Hold True


Unibased’s mission statement is:  "Unibased is a technology company.  We are proud of our engineering skills.  However, the reality is that our customers are our company.  If we exceed their expectations, enrich their environment, and help them grow by their definition, they will obtain success and we will gain trust and credibility.  Our size will not be important, because we will be appreciated for value received and paid accordingly.  Our shareholders will be pleased.  Our engineering will be recognized.  The cycle will continue and expand."

Celebrating our 26th anniversary next month, Unibased’s mission has remained and stands the test of time.  Forrest Lucas, Founder of Lucas Oil Products, summarizes four core values that hold true and to which Unibased lives and breathes by:

1.      Be honest to a fault.
2.      Put your employees first.
3.      Use products made in the U.S.
4.      Be fair.

A dedicated management team consisting of the finest industry experts has driven Unibased’s success from the beginning.  Combining business acumen with technical savvy, these executives guide our talented employees to create innovative products and assist our clients in achieving their business goals.  As Lucas explains, “You can’t compare a large, publicly traded company to us.  It’s like comparing apples to oranges…I empower my people to go ahead and do things themselves.  That means we can make more good choices in a day than many corporate giants." [1] 

Happy 26th birthday Unibased!  

[Source:  [1] Eng, Dinah. (2012, February 16). The Making of the Lucas Oil Empire. Fortune Magazine. March 8, 2012]

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Press Release: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Selects Enterprise Scheduling and Surgery Management Solution from Unibased Systems Architecture

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), which is based on the Medicity platform.  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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Patient Safety Awareness Week!

Use the hashtag #PSAW2012 to join the on conversations on Twitter about patient engagement for patient safety.

Truth, Perception & Reality Require Verification

By Larry Covington

Seek the truth, all the truth, not just the part you like.  The truth is easy to remember.  It requires less brain cycles.  Save your brain cycles for more important work such as imagination, creativity, humor, and awareness. 

However, as a caution, your truth might be different from someone else’s truth.  Observations can be colored by factors such as distractions as well as personal attitudes, experiences, emotions, and security.  Hence, while an individual’s perception is their reality, it is not necessarily fact.  Trust your observations, but be sure to wipe out the background noise and baggage. Question your perceptions.  In most cases, your observations will require a few questions.

Verify your perception and let your truth be reality.  Be internally satisfied with your insights and remember that many audiences are not interested in your views on reality.  Wisdom is knowing when it is beneficial to share reality with those around you.  If you must share, humor may be the best mechanism.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Press Release: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Selects Unibased Systems Architecture to Provide Enterprise Scheduling Solution


Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that the nationally renown Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has signed an agreement to deploy its award-winning ForSite2020® application suite across all CTCA facilities nationally. Unibased’s ForSite2020® solution includes enterprise scheduling, a consumer portal for patient self scheduling, a physician portal for physician office scheduling and order tracking, and a fax management solution for managing faxed physician orders.  After an extensive evaluation process, CTCA selected Unibased as the best solution available to facilitate enterprise scheduling, access management and resource utilization across a major state-of-the-art national cancer treatment network.

CTCA was seeking a solution provider with a history of delivering innovative new design to serve the unique needs of their clients.  One of the features anticipated is to provide CTCA-affiliated healthcare providers with integration between their Microsoft® Outlook calendars and their hospital schedule.  This integration will provide two-way communication between Microsoft® Outlook and Unibased’s ForSite2020® enterprise scheduling to expedite resource management, enhance physician relations and improve efficiency for streamlined coordination of care.

Chris Cashell, Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Technology Services for CTCA, stated, “One of the primary reasons Unibased was selected is their reputation for working with their clients toward development of new ways to improve access and resource utilization.  After conducting a comprehensive vendor evaluation and due diligence process, the CTCA selection committee concluded that Unibased offers a superior solution that is uniquely positioned to deliver the scheduling capabilities and integration required by an organization specializing in caring for cancer patients."

Bob Grass, Unibased Principal Consultant, added, “In the initial discussions with CTCA, it became clear that Unibased was the missing piece of the puzzle for them, combining the current Unibased ForSite2020® product set with the development of additional unique solutions for the special market served by CTCA.  We are delighted to assist CTCA in their very special mission and will be proud to share in their success.  CTCA’s newest facility in the Atlanta area will open in the early summer of 2012 with ForSite2020® in full operation.”

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment.  CTCA serves patients with complex cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix.  Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions.  For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.

 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Proposed Requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use Published

The proposed requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use were published on the Office of the Federal Register's website.

Click here to download and view the 455 page PDF
[Source: Modern Healthcare]

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Client News: Unibased Customers Receive Exclusive Ranking as IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks 2012

Unibased proudly announces that several customers have again received the ranking as IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks:
As a technology solution provider for these organizations, we extend our congratulations and are very pleased their dedication and commitment to excellence in patient care and technical innovation is recognized nationally.

IMS has been tracking the development of the local and regional, non-specialty integrated healthcare networks (IHNs) market since April 1994. They survey the universe of IHNs annually using a standard methodology for collecting the data, and rate the IHNs nationally on their performance level and degree of integration.  The rating system is a means for identifying the IMS Top 100 IHNs based on critical success factors, including each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians. For more information on the IMS Top 100 IHNs, click here.