Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has extended the exclusive endorsement of the OnBase Enterprise Content Management Solution from Hyland Software for a third consecutive three-year term. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that support member hospitals and health care organizations in their ongoing quest to improve operational excellence. Following a thorough due diligence re-evaluation process by the AHA, the OnBase solution was endorsed based upon its unique ability to help hospitals automate manual and labor intensive document management processes, along with its ability to integrate with key hospital information systems.
Document management is an integral component of areas in patient care, the revenue cycle and administrative departments that are often supported by many paper-driven processes. As an enterprise content management (ECM) solution that hospitals can leverage across the health care continuum, OnBase streamlines processes in departments such as health information management (HIM), patient registration, compliance, patient accounting, legal and human resources.
Addressing the Challenge of Labor-Intensive Hospital Processes and Disparate Information Systems
The OnBase software helps address a critical need in the hospital environment, capturing unstructured information that previously resided within disparate paper filing systems and databases. Easily integrating with established hospital solutions, such as electronic medical records (EMR), enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, health care information systems (HIS) and patient financial services (PFS) systems, OnBase then incorporates the information into users’ familiar clinical and operational applications.
As a result of implementing an ECM solution, hospitals expedite workflow by providing clinicians and staff with more comprehensive health records as well as easy access to centralized information. Hospitals realize cost savings by reducing their paper-based storage requirements and gain efficiencies by improving cross department collaboration, which ultimately improves patient care and satisfaction.
“After an extensive market assessment, we have once again awarded the exclusive AHA endorsement to Hyland’s OnBase Enterprise Content Management Solution, recognizing Hyland’s health care expertise, technology innovation and clear understanding of the unique challenges hospitals face,” said Anthony Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions. “The AHA has awarded OnBase with a prestigious re-endorsement based upon the software’s outstanding capabilities to combine document imaging technology, workflow and enterprise report management into a single application that dramatically improves hospitals’ operational success.”
“Our organization is proud to have earned the AHA endorsement for our OnBase solution for a third consecutive term. The endorsement followed a rigorous market study and ECM solution evaluation by the AHA. It is a true honor that showcases our strong commitment to the health care market and our 900+ base of health care customers who consider Hyland a trusted partner that supports improved hospital efficiency,” said Hyland Software’s Chief Operating Officer, Bill Priemer.
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in several operational areas, including finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.
About the Hyland Software solution, OnBase
For more than 20 years, Hyland Software has been dedicated to meeting organizations’ needs for document and process management with OnBase, an enterprise content management(ECM) solution suite. As OnBase has evolved through consistent and customer-driven product innovation, it remains focused on automating business processes that depend on documents, content and people to operate more effectively.
Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with an organization, whether it chooses an on-premise or software as a service (SaaS) model. OnBase enables more than 10,300 organizations, including hospitals, physician practices and ambulatory sites, to be more efficient today and into the future. Leveraging more than 250 Authorized OnBase Solution Providers, Hyland’s partner network, these organizations span 61 countries. For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit http://blog.hyland.com.