June 26, 2007
St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa Contracts for State-of-the-Art Technology Enterprise Scheduling System From Unibased Systems Architecture
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (USA), the leading provider of enterprise-wide resource management solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa, located in Tampa, Florida, have contracted for USA's award winning Resource Management System (RMS) which will be fully implemented by the end of the year.
RMS will serve St. Joseph's patients and physicians by allowing convenient access, including pre-registration and registration, historical access to previous visits, and rules-driven conflict free service and procedure scheduling. RMS is sensitive to patient preferences and creates a complete patient schedule itinerary, insuring the highest level of quality, convenience and safety. In order to reduce patient wait time after arrival, RMS monitors registration activity prior to the visit to insure the paperwork is completed, and the patient can be provided needed services immediately.
St. Joseph's Hospital, an 883-bed facility, has served the health care needs of the Tampa Bay community since 1934. It is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in Hillsborough County and chosen as the Consumer Choice Winner eight years in a row. St. Joseph's Hospital is known for its advanced medical technology and surgery and its Centers of Excellence include the Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation as well as the Cancer, Neuroscience and Heart institutes.
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa is a premier 164-bed full-service medical center committed to providing everything needed for the health and well-being of children, including the 24-hour Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center for Children. St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa is well known throughout the southeast United States as a leader in pediatric heart and cancer care.
St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa are part of the St. Joseph's-Baptist Health Care system. St. Joseph's-Baptist Health Care is part of the BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement established in 1997 by 10 private, not-for-profit hospitals in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties with similar missions, visions and values.
According to Charles W. Kean, USA's Vice President of Sales, "RMS will provide a complete patient itinerary for all St. Joseph and St. Joseph Children's Hospital patients, helping to improve physician and patient satisfaction; a key element of this engagement is to apply advanced interfacing techniques to current legacy products and other anticipated new product installations. USA will initiate the effort immediately to meet the St. Joseph goal of complete implementation within this calendar year."
About Unibased Systems Architecture (USA): Celebrating its 21st year in the HIT industry, USA's reputation for product quality, reliability, and supporting services has no equal. USA and its products have maintained highest rankings from the KLASTM independent reporting for the last eight years. USA markets various products which are open, scalable, integrated client/server and web enabled solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of sophisticated enterprise organizations. USA has major solution offerings in the HIT and air travel markets, providing real time production scheduling, human resource, security and financial systems. In the HIT industry, RMS is an integrated solution which schedules and tracks patient resource needs from pre-access through follow-up. RMS also monitors the effectiveness of clinical programs, financial productivity and capacity management. ORMS is an integrated module which addresses OR scheduling, surgeon preferences, suite utilization, materials management, clinical worker training and certification. RMS/ORMS results in significant improvements in physician and patient relations. USA products and services are available through direct sales, marketing partners, value added resellers and system integrators. USA is a private corporation founded in 1986, and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri. Visit USA on the web at www.unibased.com.