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DB Technology Showcases New Automation and Report Management Software at HIMSS 2008

ORLANDO, Fla., February 25, 2008 DB Technology, a recognized leader in automated information and report distribution solutions, is showcasing the latest version of its flagship software suite, Report Automation System (RAS) at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition.   The software suite enables data from disparate computer systems and applications to be captured in a single repository for easy, fast and unencumbered access.

DB Technology’s newly released software, RAS 3.28, represents significant innovations to its flagship software suite which is deployed in hundreds of hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide.  This latest version of RAS is designed to address the critical function of financial and operational information capture and report distribution, which in hospitals spans everything from patient registration to remittance. The software solution effectively maximizes revenues while streamlining the workflow automation process and eliminating paper.

HIMSS connects leaders in healthcare technology from around the world and according to David Wechsler, DB Technology’s president and CEO, “There is no better forum for us to demonstrate the powerful effectiveness of our software.  Since RAS does not disrupt existing Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and enhances an organization’s IT investment, it addresses management’s goal to optimize the existing infrastructure while providing essential access to information.”

The RAS 3.28 module is designed to breakdown departmental document silos by enabling users to seamlessly capture a host of financial and clinical documents including: Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), advanced directives, referrals, face sheets, and eligibility reports to name a few. Unlike traditional document management software, RAS does not require specialized interfaces to other computer systems or applications, but rather is able to capture data from any number of formats from text to HL7 to EDI to Excel to PDF. Once captured, the data can be used to format reports that are then easily accessible from the Web, network or via e-mail.

RASi complements RAS with document imaging and scanning capabilities that manages electronic and hardcopy patient accounting and clinical reports and documents from disparate systems. The information is stored in an electronic patient folder (EPF) for easy retrieval and distribution. The new RASi Web module will also be demonstrated, showing how clinicians and other authorized staff can gain remote access to patient folders. 

The RAS eForms module eliminates the need for pre-printed forms and the stacks of paper on which they are created.  RAS eForms can create bar-coded forms, including patient ID bands, making it easy to keep all actionable data in one electronic patient folder, eliminating many manual processes.

With RAS, the endless stream of paper that plagues the healthcare industry – too many documents on too many different computer platforms across too many diverse departments – is simplified. Using DB Technology’s RAS software, hospitals and healthcare facilities benefit from minimized paper trails and shortened accounting cycles. 

DB Technology’s RAS is being used in hundreds of hospitals including such prestigious healthcare systems as Saint Barnabas Health Care System and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey and Erlanger Health System in Tennessee.  The RAS software suite easily integrates with leading healthcare and financial information systems including Epic, Cerner , Siemens, MEDITECH, McKesson, QuadraMed , PeopleSoft, and Lawson.

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