SOURCE: Boston Software Systems

April 11, 2005 10:04 ET

Lexington Medical Center Selects Boston WorkStation for Revenue Cycle Management and Workflow Automation

Leading South Carolina Provider Ensures Integration With MEDITECH Materials Management, Billing and A/R Systems

SHERBORN, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2005 -- Boston Software Systems™, the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, today announced that Lexington Medical Center has signed a site license agreement for Boston WorkStation™, Boston Software Systems' workflow automation and integration tool. South Carolina-based Lexington Medical Center joins more than 1,800 other leading providers nationwide that use Boston Software Systems' powerful workflow process improvement tools to automate or accelerate time-consuming manual processes, and create interfaces between legacy, custom and third-party applications and systems.

"After an 'across the board' price formula change several months ago, we had to manually update about 9,000 selling prices of materials and drugs. This required an interface between MEDITECH Client Server Materials Management, and Billing and A/R modules to automatically update the patient charge amounts," said Dean Bedenbaugh, manager, Information Services, at Lexington Medical Center. "When our cost for an item changes -- and there may be hundreds of items changing in a day -- it requires us to keep these prices synchronized to ensure proper billing and speed the revenue cycle. Boston WorkStation became the unanimous choice based on the company's experience, impressive customer base, MEDITECH representation and strong references."

"Lexington Medical Center has long been associated with high-quality patient care. As an early adopter to high-tech diagnostic and therapeutic tools, it makes sense that they want to continue this process improvement trend straight through to include costs and revenues," said Steve Cohen, executive vice president, Boston Software Systems. "Boston WorkStation has a proven track record of offering healthcare organizations a successful way to simplify and improve workflow, while saving thousands of man-hours and dollars. More efficient processes translate to faster, less expensive and continuous high-quality care."

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 requirements by automating common tasks, creating complex processes, automating interaction with Web sites, or integrating new applications, systems and devices.

About Lexington Medical Center

Established in 1971 and located in one of South Carolina's fastest growing communities, Lexington Medical Center is a 318-bed, metropolitan medical complex that anchors a comprehensive, county-wide healthcare network. That network has a staff of 2,400 and includes six community medical centers at strategic locations throughout Lexington County, the largest extended care facility in the state, an occupational health center and affiliated physician practices.

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. Boston Software Systems' customers include HCA-Midwest, Stanford Medical Center, Charleston Area Medical Center, Lutheran Health Network and Tenet Healthcare. Boston Software Systems partners with leading application and systems vendors such as McKesson, Siemens, Quovadx, Orion International and WebMD. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at or call 866.653.5105.

Boston Software Systems and Boston WorkStation are trademarks of Boston Software Systems, Inc.

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