SOURCE: Boston Software Systems

April 28, 2008 09:00 ET

MEDHOST Selects Boston WorkStation for Dictionary Synchronization and Data Integration Between Emergency Department Information System and HIS

Partnership to Allow Clinical Data in the ED to Flow Throughout Continuum of Care for Hospitals Unable to Support HL7

SHERBORN, MA and ADDISON, TX--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Boston Software Systems™ (, the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, today announced that MEDHOST (, provider of the leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), will implement the Boston WorkStation™ technology in situations where customers are unable to support or withstand HL7 standards. Boston WorkStation will support MEDHOST by enabling dictionary synchronization and advanced clinical content integration in these particular customer sites to ensure the free flow of critical patient information into the hospital information system (HIS).

MEDHOST's EDIS is revolutionizing emergency medicine and improving the lives of more than 6 million patients each year. MEDHOST's easy-to-use EDIS increases hospital efficiency by reducing medical errors, increasing patient throughput, producing higher patient satisfaction scores and maximizing revenue.

Boston WorkStation is task automation technology developed by Boston Software Systems. It allows hospitals to automate repetitive, time-intensive tasks, such as direct data entry, report generation and printing, or data updates. Additionally, it is used to automate strategic workflow such as eligibility checking, automated pre-registration, the payment posting process or disaster recovery. Boston WorkStation can automate interactions with the Internet and is widely used for its universal connectivity to systems and applications.

Many hospitals need a way to bridge the data communication gap between applications and their healthcare systems. The partnership between MEDHOST and Boston Software Systems will allow patient data, such as home medications, allergies or any clinical information captured in the emergency department (ED), to flow easily throughout a patient's continuum of care. This will improve the safety and quality of care for patients, and provide medical staff immediate access to critical patient information.

"The seamless flow of patient information from the ED into the HIS is one of many MEDHOST priorities, and we are dedicated to bridging the gap in unique situations where a customer's HIS doesn't support HL7 standards," said Craig Herrod, president and CEO of MEDHOST. "The partnership with Boston Software Systems furthers our proven interfacing capabilities, which helps ensure that every customer can experience the benefits of our EDIS."

"Using our universal integration and automation technology, MEDHOST will be able to close the gap that exists between the applications and provide integration to ensure that data transfers or flows easily back and forth between the in-patient system and the MEDHOST EDIS," said Steve Cohen, executive vice president of Boston Software Systems. "Boston WorkStation offers flexibility and interoperability with any existing information system or application. The combination of the two technologies will add tremendous business value and efficiencies to hospitals."

MEDHOST currently serves more than 160 facilities, including the Baylor Healthcare System in Texas, Catholic Healthcare West in California, Catholic Health System in New York and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. MEDHOST is the preferred EDIS provider of VHA Inc., a national cooperative serving more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations. MEDHOST easily integrates with leading hospital information systems, including MEDITECH, Cerner, Siemens and McKesson.

About MEDHOST, Inc.

MEDHOST is a software solutions company that provides highly visual, easy-to-use process management technology for the healthcare industry. The MEDHOST product suite has been adopted by leading institutions throughout the United States and has proven to dramatically improve emergency department processes and financial performance. It is MEDHOST's mission to ensure Customer satisfaction by providing the highest levels of quality, performance and service, as evidenced by top KLAS rankings year after year. Products include real-time Patient Tracking, Nurse Charting, Physician Documentation, Order Entry and comprehensive reporting. MEDHOST is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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About Boston WorkStation™

Boston WorkStation is a workflow automation and integration technology that provides an environment for on-demand process innovation and development. Boston WorkStation allows healthcare organizations to automate common tasks throughout the organization including revenue cycle projects, interactions with Web sites, integrating new applications, systems and devices, and electronically monitoring and managing user activity.

About Boston Software Systems

Boston Software Systems is the leading standard for workflow automation and system integration software, enabling healthcare organizations to streamline complex business processes and improve productivity. Hundreds of healthcare organizations worldwide respond to regulatory and business initiatives by using Boston WorkStation technology to automate and improve processes throughout their facilities. UNISON accelerates the development of critical dictionary and table synchronization in specific hospital information system environments. Customers include more than 50 HCA hospitals, Mayo hospitals, Stanford Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health, Lutheran Health Network and Tenet Healthcare. Boston Software Systems partners with leading application and system vendors such as McKesson, Siemens, Misys, Orion International and Emdeon. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at or call 866.653.5105.

Boston Software Systems, Boston WorkStation are trademarks of Boston Software Systems, Inc. All other products and services are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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    Jetstream Public Relations, Inc. for MEDHOST
    Christina Teagarden
    972-788-9456, ext. 302
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    Schwartz Communications for Boston Software Systems
    Davida Dinerman/Wendy Mejia
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