(PRWEB) August 10, 2005
KLAS EnterprisesÂ, a research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcareÂs information technology (HIT) vendors, released its third annual report on surgery management systems. For the third consecutive year, the report positioned Unibased Systems ArchitectureÂs periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) first among HIT surgery management products.
USA outscored all vendors (including SIS, GE, McKesson, Picis and Per-Se) in all performance indicator categories. Based upon a score of 1 to 100 in the 40 performance indicators, USAÂs score was 89.2, followed by Per-Se at 84.2, Meditech at 79.5, Picis at 77.6 and Cerner at 75.9.
According to the KLAS report, "the OR department is the largest revenue producing department. As such, managing costs and utilizing resources effectively can provide a substantial source of revenue.Â Wanda H. French, RN, BSN, CNOR, Marketing Director, Surgery Management Products stated, ÂORMS is designed to support the success of our customers by addressing the clinical and the business processes of the surgery environment. It begins with scheduling the surgical event through the continuum of care to meet and exceed communication, documentation and reporting requirements.Â
KLAS utilizes a three-step process to collect candid performance data. First, KLAS collects a series of direct product/vendor evaluations completed by healthcare provider organizations covering 40 performance areas. Second, KLAS performs in-depth, confidential interviews with IT executives and department directors (in this case, surgery) completing the questionnaire to gather valuable insight into specific strengths, weaknesses and future expectations for the product and vendors. Third, KLAS subjects the data to an internal audit. A sample of the commentary received from USA clients in the report is:
"Since we began using ORMS, we have been able to increase our revenues in the first quarter by 22 percent, as we no longer lose charges.Â
"We have had excellent benefits from ORMS. Our physician satisfaction has improved and we have much better inter-departmental communicationÂ .One benefit that we hadnÂt foreseen is that our JCAHO reporting capabilities are greatly improved."
About KLAS Enterprises: KLAS, in concert with thousands of healthcare executives, CIOs, directors, managers and clinicians has created a dynamic database of information on the performance of both HIT vendors and PSFs. The KLAS database represents the opinions of healthcare executives, managers and clinicians from over 4,500 healthcare facilities on 300+ vendors and 500+ different products. The information is continually refreshed with new performance evaluations and interviews daily. To obtain the Surgery Management System Study, call 801-226-5120 or visit the KLAS website at http://www.healthcomputing.com.
About Unibased Systems Architecture (USA): 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, Resource Management System (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. PeriOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) is an integrated module which addresses OR scheduling, surgeon preferences, suite utilization, clinical documentation, 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.