Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) December 14, 2005
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) has announced it will work with Patient Safety Advantage (PSA) in order to promote patient safety and the quality of care within its product lines. Unibased, nationally recognized for its product quality and services, believes that patient safety is a critical element of the healthcare industry.
Janice L. Seifert, a Principal of PSA, agrees. According to Seifert, “Patient safety is a public health crisis and is the nation’s fourth largest cause of preventable death. Every patient deserves to trust that their care is being delivered by highly reliable caregivers. High reliability in a healthcare organization requires situational awareness at all levels ... the patient, provider, and facility resource management. Patient safety is everyone’s job. Simply stated, high reliability begins with the initial scheduling of services.” PSA is offered by the Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps), a patient-centered initiative to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide, following the philosophy espoused in the film series “First, Do No Harm®.”
Larry Covington, Unibased President, could not be more adamant in stating, “A primary key to patient safety is the permanence of patient identification. This is followed by linking the efficacy of the services to be provided without conflicts within the resources needed. Unibased must push the envelope because all of our products are based upon the linkage of the patient and service to all of the applicable provider resources, including staff, facilities, materials and supplies, drugs, and equipment. This concept assumes the critical analysis of the applicable resources assigned, including certification and availability of staff, and the specific patients’ conditions relevant to resources and services ordered. Patient safety requires an awareness of the obvious, including the patient’s identification, age, sex, previous history, and physical location at the time of the scheduling of service and related resources. Unibased products address these issues, but professional service offerings may be necessary to facilitate the situational awareness among all of the system’s users.”
About Patient Safety Advantage: Patient Safety Advantage is offered by the Partnership for Patient Safety (p4pS), a patient–centered initiative to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide. Established in 2000, p4pS has been a leader in developing programs and tools for the growing patient safety community.
About Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (USA): Unibased and its products have maintained the highest rankings from the KLAS independent reporting for the last six years and their reputation for product quality, reliability, and supporting services has no equal in the HIT industry. Unibased markets various products which are open, scalable, integrated client/server and web enabled solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of sophisticated enterprise organizations. Unibased 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. MS 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. Unibased products and services are available through direct sales, marketing partners, value added resellers and system integrators. Unibased is a private corporation founded in 1986, and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri. Visit Unibased on the web at http://www.unibased.com.
For more information, contact:
Partnership for Patient Safety
One W. Superior Street, Suite 2410
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 274-9695
Fax (312) 274-9695