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

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