ST. LOUIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) announced that Charles W. Kean is retiring after 43 years in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry. Recognized as one of the original HIT pioneers, Charlie helped shape the future destiny of GE Medinet, McDonnell Douglas Healthcare Division (now Boeing), Unisys, Ferranti, Motorola EMTEK (now Eclipsys Corporation), and Unibased. With an exceptional ability to develop innovative sales strategies in achieving plans and objectives, Charlie launched his career with his first major sale of the GE Medinet product to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Hospital Affiliates, LLC in 1972. As Vice President of Sales for McDonnell Douglas Healthcare Division, Charlie repositioned the company with “turnkey” products in the late 1980’s, resulting in industry-leading market share and the eventual sale to American Express Healthcare Solutions which later became HBO & Company (McKesson). Other stops at Unisys, Ferranti, and Motorola resulted in major EHR contracts with the top academic healthcare organizations, setting the stage for CPOE promulgation. Prior to joining Unibased, Charlie was the National Accounts Director for Eclipsys Corporation, where he assisted in establishing the VHA HEALTHvision relationship, guiding the development of business strategy for physician and consumer portals. Charlie has spent the last 10 years at Unibased as Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, orchestrating ground-breaking access management and surgery management sales to some of the largest multi-entity healthcare organizations in the country.
L.V. “Skip” Covington, Unibased Chairman and CEO, stated, “The ‘Charlie Keans’ of the industry will not and cannot be replaced. Charlie was a significant contributor to both the creation and growth of the HIT industry, initially selling time-sharing solutions, then moving on to financial service bureau solutions, and eventually to enterprise turnkey solutions. His HIT provider, vendor, and acquaintance contacts were his friends, much more than business opportunities. He will retain his long list of friends and stay in touch; and in that sense, will never really ‘retire’ from the industry. We wish Charlie all the best and thank him for his years of service, hard work, and dedication.”
About Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.: Celebrating its 26th year in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry, Unibased has achieved “Best In KLAS”1 for 10 consecutive years for the market segment of enterprise scheduling (2003-2012) and 8 consecutive years for surgery management (2003-2010), as well as the KLAS Category Leader Award (1999-2002). Unibased provides highly generic, platform-as-a-service, tailored and unique solutions to its clients, and is best suited for a private cloud, engineered stack data center environment for integrated multi-facility organizations. Unibased products are highly scalable and offered with sub-second response time guarantees.
Unibased’s ForSite2020® v7.0 received inpatient and outpatient modular EHR ONC-ATCB certification on 11/17/2011. ForSite2020® v7.0 is an integrated solution that provides improved access management processes including physician and consumer portals, physician order tracking, EMPI, registration, scheduling, conflict resolution, and tracking patient resource needs from pre-access through follow-up. ForSite2020® v7.0 monitors the effectiveness of clinical programs, financial productivity and capacity management to improve quality, safety, and efficiency related to the coordination of care. ForSite2020® v7.0 also includes a surgery management module that coordinates surgery procedures and surgeon preferences, pre-admission activity monitoring, tissue tracking, suite utilization, materials management, clinical worker training and certification, perioperative charting, anesthesia management integration, and surgery-based EHR. ForSite2020® v7.0 improves the communication between hospitals and physicians through its physician portal, automated order creation, and business intelligence analytics. ForSite2020® v7.0 impacts the revenue cycle through functions such as validation of patient demographics, patient’s current insurance eligibility checking, assurance of medical necessity compliance and estimation of the patient’s out-of-pocket expense based upon scheduled and ordered services.
Unibased solutions will increase provider patient volumes quickly, through its physician and consumer portals as well as its Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities. They will reduce provider debt associated with patient payments and minimize claim denials associated with inaccuracies and missing documentation, and Medicare readmission penalties will be minimized. Most importantly, providers realize these benefits within months, not years. All Unibased solutions are supported by integrated automatic data collection processes such as bar coding, facsimile collection and retention, optical and intelligent character recognition, and document image collection and storage – all linked to the appropriate patient and administrative records. Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. is a private corporation founded in 1986, and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. All Unibased products are made and supported in the United States.
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