Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Client News: Celebrating Nursing Excellence at Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital (Gettysburg, PA)

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital recently celebrated the Pathway to Excellence designation for nursing. From left to right:
  • Angela Johnston, Interim Vice President, Patient Care Services
  • Aimee Taylor, Administrative Assistant, Nursing Operations
  • Kris O’Shea, Vice President, Nursing Practice and Clinical Informatics
  • Marlene Crouse, Nurse Manager, Outpatient Services Unit
  • Kim Shank, Clinical Educator, Nursing Administration
  • Jane Oyler, Director of Professional Development, Acute Care Nursing Practice
  • Cheryl Hale, Clinical Director of Process Improvement and Patient Safety, Medical Affairs
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Press Release: T.J. Samson Community Hospital Implements Total Perioperative Automation with Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS Surgery Management Solution

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced today that T.J. Samson Community Hospital, located in Glasgow, Kentucky, has completed a successful implementation of its award-winning surgery management solution, ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS), for the complete clinical integration of all areas and stages of the surgical process. ForSite2020® ORMS will provide T.J. Samson with improved operational efficiency, increased productivity, and an enhanced workflow with total perioperative automation for all areas including pre-admission testing; pre-operative services; intra-operative services with real-time surgical documentation and surgeon preference card processing; post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) support; and post-operative services with follow-up coordination.

Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS clinical documentation was implemented not only in the operating room but also in the endoscopy and bronchoscopy areas for those procedures as well. It was also deployed in the outpatient area and in the PACU area to offer complete perioperative automation for all surgical areas throughout the enterprise. ForSite2020® ORMS is expected to provide improved communication, ease of access, and the sharing of critical information across the enterprise for positive clinical and financial outcomes. T.J. Samson expects to see gains in efficiency with improved surgical resource coordination and management, faster and more complete surgical documentation, improved physician relations, and an enhanced patient experience while delivering more cases per day.

In similar settings, Unibased’s ForSite2020® ORMS has reduced the amount of time it takes to document cases and capture charges in the operating room by 81%. One client department manager indicated that charting and updating preference card quantities is now taking 5 - 6 minutes in ForSite2020® ORMS, as compared to staff spending an average of 23 - 26 minutes per case in completing a patient’s chart in their former system. Along with increased efficiency, clients have reported enhanced consistency of data and the streamlined standardization of information documented during surgical cases. The implications are increased productivity and higher surgeon satisfaction levels as nurses are spending less time charting and more time on direct patient care activities. Cancellations and delays are significantly reduced, allowing more cases per day and an increased bottom line.

About T.J. Samson Community Hospital: T.J. Samson Community Hospital is a 196-bed, acute-care facility, including sixteen skilled-care beds. The brand-new T.J. Health Pavilion, opened in 2013, provides outpatient services, physicians’ offices, and a walking track. Operating within the mission of offering a variety of health services to the region including acute care; preventive testing and treatment; community outreach activities; and partnerships with local health care providers, civic organizations, and public schools; T.J. Samson Community Hospital promotes and provides for the health and well-being of those they serve. As a regional healthcare provider, T.J. Samson Community Hospital takes pride in being good stewards of its available resources and utilizes them to anticipate and meet the health needs of the region by promoting health in its communities while delivering quality, appropriate, and compassionate care. For more information, visit:

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Friday, October 4, 2013

ForSite2020® Tackles the Revenue Cycle

Unibased provides many financial advantages in its market-leading ForSite2020® revenue cycle and resource management solutions.  Check out this article recently posted:
"How Unibased’s ForSite2020® Tackles the Revenue Cycle Through Effective Resource Management Tools"
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Client News: Hendrick Health System Names New CFO

Hendrick Health System (Abilene, Texas) names Jeremy Walker as new Chief Financial OfficerView Press Release

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Press Release: Healthcare Information Technology Pioneer, Charles W. Kean, Retires After 43 Years

Charles W. Kean
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced that Charles W. Kean is retiring after 43 years in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry. Recognized as one of the original HIT pioneers, Charlie helped shape the future destiny of GE Medinet, McDonnell Douglas Healthcare Division (now Boeing), Unisys, Ferranti, Motorola EMTEK (now Eclipsys Corporation), and Unibased. With an exceptional ability to develop innovative sales strategies in achieving plans and objectives, Charlie launched his career with his first major sale of the GE Medinet product to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Hospital Affiliates, LLC in 1972. As Vice President of Sales for McDonnell Douglas Healthcare Division, Charlie repositioned the company with “turnkey” products in the late 1980’s, resulting in industry-leading market share and the eventual sale to American Express Healthcare Solutions which later became HBO & Company (McKesson). Other stops at Unisys, Ferranti, and Motorola resulted in major EHR contracts with the top academic healthcare organizations, setting the stage for CPOE promulgation. Prior to joining Unibased, Charlie was the National Accounts Director for Eclipsys Corporation, where he assisted in establishing the VHA HEALTHvision relationship, guiding the development of business strategy for physician and consumer portals. Charlie has spent the last 10 years at Unibased as Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, orchestrating ground-breaking access management and surgery management sales to some of the largest multi-entity healthcare organizations in the country.

L.V. “Skip” Covington, Unibased Chairman and CEO, stated, “The ‘Charlie Keans’ of the industry will not and cannot be replaced. Charlie was a significant contributor to both the creation and growth of the HIT industry, initially selling time-sharing solutions, then moving on to financial service bureau solutions, and eventually to enterprise turnkey solutions. His HIT provider, vendor, and acquaintance contacts were his friends, much more than business opportunities. He will retain his long list of friends and stay in touch; and in that sense, will never really ‘retire’ from the industry. We wish Charlie all the best and thank him for his years of service, hard work, and dedication.”

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