SOURCE: Boston Software Systems

May 23, 2006 13:30 ET

Boston Software Systems Unveils Boston WorkStation Dictionary and Table Task Builders

First of a Series Automates B/AR and Provider Dictionaries for MEDITECH; Eases Scripting Workload by 95 Percent

SHERBORN, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Boston Software Systems™, the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, announced today the launch of the Boston WorkStation™ Dictionary and Table Task Builders for MEDITECH. These Task Builders™ will allow IT staff to easily automate the updating of billing and accounts receivable (B/AR) and provider dictionaries. Completely unique in the market, these tools simplify script development, which will automate the comparison of the live and test tables. By reading the live table and then writing the contents to the test table, the Task Builders will ensure all records are fully synchronized.

"These two new Task Builders address the ever-critical need to maintain impeccable financial and personnel records. Having accurate physician lists also addresses the demand for quality care and effective communication among healthcare providers," said Sara McNeil, president of Boston Software Systems. "However, building the B/AR and provider dictionary update scripts is labor intensive, taking as much as 30 hours of senior level technical expertise. With Boston WorkStation Task Builders, it will take the user less than two hours. The Task Builders represent another way that Boston Software Systems enables hospitals of all sizes to operate more efficiently and ease the pain of stringent technology demands."

These new Task Builders are the first in a series of dictionary sync Task Builders and join others already in the library:

--  MEDITECH Client Server Print Controller -- Enables MEDITECH Client
    Server users to easily schedule any type of report for printing or
    distribution at any defined interval.
--  MEDITECH Client Server Script Starter -- Starts users along the
    process of building a script that automates data entry in MEDITECH Client
    Server, including logging into MEDITECH and navigating to the data entry
--  Menu Selector -- Allows users with a character-based system to find
    menu options by name (vs. a hard wired number) and build scripts for any
    set of options.
--  Variable Builder -- Allows users to easily create a script that
    accommodates "dynamic" variables, enabling the script to run if any field
    variable has changed.
About Boston WorkStation™ Task Builders

Boston WorkStation Task Builders is the first library of wizards designed to facilitate scripting common tasks performed in hospitals. Task Builders allow hospitals to extend workflow automation throughout the facility quickly and easily. The Task Builders rely on the powerful scripting capabilities of Boston WorkStation, the leading workflow automation and integration tool used in healthcare. Boston WorkStation users download the Task Builder for the specific project they wish to automate, and a set-up wizard guides them through the customization process. Simultaneously, Boston WorkStation creates the script for that task. Task Builders are not additional or add-on products. Access to the Task Builder Library is included with all Boston WorkStation licenses.


The Boston WorkStation B/AR and Provider Dictionary and Table Task Builders will be available in June 2006 at no charge to current Boston WorkStation 8.0 customers. Customers may go to the Task Builders Library at and download the specific Task Builders they need.

About Boston WorkStation

Boston WorkStation is a workflow automation and integration technology that provides an environment for interoper ability allowing 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, creating complex processes, automating interaction with Web sites, or integrating new applications, systems and devices.

About Boston Software Systems

Boston Software Systems is the standard for interoper ability in 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. Boston Software Systems' customers include more than 40 HCA 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 and Boston WorkStation Task Builders are trademarks of Boston Software Systems, Inc.

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