(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 USAÂs periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) first among HIT surgery management products. USA outscored all vendors (including SIS, GE, Cerner, McKesson, Picis and Per-Se) in all performance indicator categories by a wide margin which indicates a highly pleased client base.
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, "ORMS users appreciate how easy it is to move from their old surgery software to USA's periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). They especially like how quickly they are up and running with scheduling, preference cards and case documentation, typically 12 weeks in most hospitals. Surgery managers are excited when they see an increase in revenue immediately after implementation. Our system performance, reliability and user friendliness is evident in the fact that nurses who initially were not enthusiastic about automated charting are now adamant about continuing to use ORMS."
Cynthia J. Borders, USAÂs Director of Installation and Customer Support Services adds, ÂCombined with rock solid reliability and performance, professional staff find ORMS to be helpful and efficient. More importantly, quality of service, procedures performed on time and without delays caused by incomplete pre-admission testing, and the elimination of claims denials, makes their professional activities more rewarding; and the physicians are more satisfied regarding the use of their time."
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."
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