Baptist St. Anthony's Health System Selects USA’s Award Winning RMS for Enterprise Resource Scheduling and ORMS for Surgery Management

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Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (USA), the leading provider of enterprise-wide scheduling solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that Baptist St. Anthony's Health System, Amarillo, Texas, has contracted for its award-winning totally integrated Resource Management System (RMS) and periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). Baptist St. Anthony's Health System utilizes McKesson Information Solutions to manage their information technology service.

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (USA), the leading provider of enterprise-wide scheduling solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that Baptist St. Anthony's Health System, Amarillo, Texas, has contracted for its award-winning totally integrated Resource Management System (RMS) and periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). Baptist St. Anthony's Health System utilizes McKesson Information Solutions to manage their information technology service.

In February of 1996, High Plains Baptist Hospital and St. Anthony's Hospital merged to form Baptist St. Anthony's Health System, a not-for-profit, faith based institution, with over 100 years of healthcare ministry in the Panhandle serving a population of over 217,858. BSA’s facilities include a 511-bed acute care hospital with a full range of medical and surgical services, a freestanding surgical facility, emergency center, outpatient MRI, hospice/home care, family medical clinic, women and children's clinic, breast center, urgent care center, rehabilitation services and outpatient therapy center. Baptist St. Anthony's Health System services more than 150,000 outpatient visits per year.

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked BSA among America’s best hospitals – this time in two categories, Kidney Disease and Neurology and Neurosurgery. Only 203 hospitals in the country, out of a total of 6,003, were listed among the Best Hospitals in America for 2003. BSA’s commitment to customer service by more than 3,000 employees, volunteers, and physicians has solidified BSA’s position as one of the top healthcare systems not only in the region, but in the nation. Patient satisfaction scores, independently measured by a nationally recognized firm, are consistently above the national norm, and in many cases rank in the top 10% nationwide.

“Baptist St. Anthony's Health System has been consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country. USA is privileged to provide the resource management tools which will enhance their revenue cycle management process, patient and physician relations and provide a complete patient agenda for all scheduled services,” stated Barry M. Rundquist USA’s CEO. “Our RMS/ORMS scheduling solutions will be seamlessly integrated with the existing Siemens INVISION® information system.”

About Unibased Systems Architecture (USA):    USA is ranked 2nd among the entire market of 300+ HIT solution vendors who provide more than 600 solution products. USA’s Resource Management System (RMS) is ranked first in the Enterprise Scheduling market category, and periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) is ranked first in the Surgery Management Systems market category. USA’s reputation for product quality, reliability, and supporting services has no equal in the HIT industry. USA and its products have maintained highest rankings from the KLASTM independent reporting for the last five years. The most recent KLASTM Top 20 report was published in December, 2003.

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 http://www.unibased.com.

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