CLARK, N.J., December 6, 2007 – DB Technology, the leading provider of automated information management and reporting solutions, today announced the release of its latest version of its flagship software, Report Automation System (RAS). Designated RAS 3.28, this latest product release represents significant innovations to its software suite which is already deployed in hundreds of hospitals nationwide where it enables data from varied computer systems and applications to reside in RAS for easy, fast and unencumbered access.
Designed to address the critical function of financial and operational reporting, which in hospitals spans everything from patient registration to remittance, RAS effectively maximizes revenues while streamlining the workflow automation process and eliminating paper. With RAS, the endless stream of paper that plagues the healthcare industry – too many documents on too many different computer platforms across too many diverse departments – is simplified. Using DB Technology’s RAS software, hospitals and healthcare facilities benefit from minimized paper trails and shortened accounting cycles.
The new RAS 3.28 modules further advance the breakdown of departmental document silos by enabling users to scan financial and clinical documents including:
Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), contracts and resumes into RAS or its imaging counterpart, RASi, to scan and convert paper documents into searchable PDF files and link those files to patient folders. The new RASi Web module provides clinicians and other authorized staff remote access imaging patient folders. In addition those hospitals that already have RASi installed will now be able to set up links between patient folders and electronic documents without the need of additional resources.
“Since RAS does not disrupt existing Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and preserves an organization’s IT investment, we have found a receptive market for our software platform, says David Wechsler, DB Technology’s president and CEO. “With each new release, we solicit direction from our customers to ensure that we capture the most valuable and pressing enhancements and our latest 3.28 release is great example that encompasses the collective input from hundreds of healthcare organizations.”
Unlike traditional document management software, RAS does not require specialized interfaces to other computer systems or applications but rather is able to capture data from any number of formats from text to HL7 to EDI to Excel to PDF. Once captured the data can be used to produce reports that are then easily accessible from the web, network or via email. RASi complements RAS with document imaging capabilities that enable scanned input and a barcode reader for auto-indexing. The RAS eForms module addresses the labor and cost intensive issue of printing and managing forms by enabling on-demand form generation and barcode ID to track populated forms as part of the patient record.
A number of new features designed to automate critical business processes are now a part of RAS 3.28:
- Certification with MS Vista Business and VMware
- Security enhancements in RASi
- Improved folder navigation in RAS
- Auto print PDF files for RAS
- Automatic prioritization of document capture
- Conversion of HL7 message data into user-friendly, formatted text files to be captured by RASi and linked to the patient folder
- Improved administrative tools
DB Technology currently services hundreds of hospitals, hotels and other organizations including Saint Barnabas Health Care System and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey and Erlanger Health System in Tennessee. RAS easily integrates with leading healthcare information systems including Cerner, Siemens, MEDITECH, McKesson, PeopleSoft, Lawson and more.