SOURCE: Boston Software Systems

February 20, 2007 08:30 ET

Boston Software Systems and Credit Valley Hospital to Present Improved Registration Workflow at HIMSS Annual Conference

Session to Examine How Automation Technology Helped Hospital Save Time, Improve Accuracy and Accelerate Revenue Recovery

SHERBORN, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Boston Software Systems™, the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, today announced that Product Manager Thom Blackwell and Credit Valley Hospital's Manager of Application Services Avril Cardoso will be presenting "Building a Better Registration: Reducing Cost, Improving Accuracy" at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference. In this session, Blackwell and Cardoso will discuss the development and implementation of Credit Valley Hospital's registration improvements using Boston WorkStation™ and how it helped Credit Valley save time, increase accuracy, expedite revenue recovery and improve patient care.

Boston Software Systems will be introducing Boston WorkStation 9.0 at the HIMSS Product Pavilion, Booth 3120, New Orleans, February 26 - March 1. For more information please visit

Information captured or omitted at the point of registration can affect all points of operation, including patient care and revenue cycle. Credit Valley Hospital improved its registration management system to literally fill in the blanks for registration clerks. Using Boston WorkStation, this system is helping to reduce lost revenue and abstracting errors, as well as increase address standardization and accuracy. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the underlying technology and take away a clear roadmap for developing their own improved registration workflow.

Who:    Thom Blackwell, product manager of Boston Software Systems, and
        Avril Cardoso, manager of application services at Credit
        Valley Hospital
What:   "Building a Better Registration: Reducing Cost, Improving Accuracy"
When:   Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Where:  HIMSS Annual Conference; Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
        New Orleans, La.
About Thom Blackwell

As product manager for Boston Software Systems, Thom Blackwell collaborates with the product development team to manage the strategic direction and tactical functionality of Boston WorkStation. He regularly works with customers to offer unique insight into real-world workflows and environments. Blackwell is also a popular speaker on the subject of scripting, giving presentations at a variety of conferences and via the Internet. Prior to joining Boston Software Systems, he spent two years with MicroScript in product marketing as well as with New Era of Networks and Sybase working directly with customers to architect their integration needs.

About Avril Cardoso

As the manager of application services at Credit Valley Hospital, Avril Cardoso has five years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 20 years of experience in a variety of roles with the delivery of innovative IT solutions to improve processes and achieve organizational goals.

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 dynamically respond to changing business and compliance requirements by automating 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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