SOURCE: Boston Software Systems

May 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Boston Software Systems Announces Boston WorkStation 9.7

New Release of Scripting Product Offers Expanded Capabilities for Graphical Applications, Connectivity to All Versions of MEDITECH

SHERBORN, MA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Boston Software Systems™, the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, today announced the latest version of its flagship scripting product, Boston WorkStation™ 9.7, with added capabilities for graphical applications and new MEDITECH systems. The new version provides the best approach for connecting with Windows-based applications, and allows users to script to more systems and applications than other products in the industry, including being the only scripting tool that connects with the new MEDITECH Client/Server 5.6 and 6.0.

Boston Software Systems will introduce Boston WorkStation 9.7 at the 2008 International Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) Conference, Booth #1100, May 27-30 in Dallas, Texas.

"Smart" Connectivity to Graphical Applications

A new feature of Boston WorkStation is Smart, which expands the product's connectivity capabilities by taking a unique, non-positional approach to locating and interacting with graphical elements. This allows Boston WorkStation to see and do more than any other screen-based scripting tool. It is well-suited to work with Windows applications, browser-based applications, as well as Java applications and applets. Smart allows users to more easily script to many of the systems and applications used in the healthcare industry such as Siemens Soarian®, IDX Groupcast™, PeopleSoft, many practice management systems and any other Windows-based applications.

Smart allows healthcare vendors, who are regularly challenged to connect with Windows applications, to implement their solutions faster against a wider variety of applications and systems.

MEDITECH-Specific Features

Boston WorkStation 9.7 extends the standard connectivity of Boston WorkStation to MEDITECH Client/Server 5.6 and 6.0 users. These new MEDITECH versions are completely redesigned making any previously written scripts unusable. They also lack the scripting application programming interface (API) found in previous versions of MEDITECH systems, making it impossible for scripting tools that connect to MEDITECH via these APIs to function.

The new Navigate command affords MEDITECH users greater flexibility when working with character- and graphic-based menus to find an item based on its name. Rather than relying on arbitrary numbers or directional arrows to select an item, Navigate reads the screen to find the item a user needs. Navigate may also be used to look up lists where a script needs to find a text item.

General Usability Enhancements

--  Built-in support for all MEDITECH dialog boxes. Users do not need
    special commands or connections to handle dialog boxes as they write a
    script. Instead, users can see and script typical dialog boxes, such as
    Save As, Select Connection or pop-ups within NUI, as if they were regular
    MEDITECH screens.
--  A single, enhanced connection for MEDITECH MAGIC combines support for
    both 3.x and 4.x in a single command.
--  One-Touch Connect allows fast and easy connection to common
    applications, such as terminal emulators, Windows applications and Web
--  Additional status reporting capabilities, including multiple output
    and progress reports on active scripts.
--  Screen Documenter automatically takes screen shots.
--  New emulator connections, including DynaComm, J. River, Lawson LID,
    Mocha, MultiView 2000 and Companion.

Pricing and Availability

Boston WorkStation 9.7 will be available in Q2 2008. The software is sold as a run-time or developer license, and as a site or enterprise license for use throughout an organization.

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.

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