SCI Solutions' scheduling.com proves speed and scalability expertise in small and large hospitals alike

Los Gatos 23 August 2005SCI Solutions, the fastest growing access management solution provider for health care, has brought two new customers live on scheduling.com. Scheduling.com is SCI's award winning Internet-based, pre-registration, scheduling and front-end revenue cycle solution for hospitals and health care systems of all sizes.

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Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) is a 58-bed community hospital located in Brighton, Colorado. PVMC is streamlining its scheduling and pre-encounter activities by using SCI's access management solutions integrated into its existing financial and clinical systems.

Sophie Plante, System Manager at PVMC, stated: "We selected scheduling.com because of the broad functionality it offered in terms of scheduling and access management. We have received a lot of positive feedback from employees and referring physician offices about the changes we've made to our scheduling process."

Newark Beth Israel (NBI), an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System (SBHCS), is a 671-bed regional care teaching hospital located in Newark, New Jersey. NBI's use of SCI's solutions will serve as the model for future SBHCS scheduling/access initiatives. Additionally, several NBI clinics plan to roll-out scheduling.com in their enterprise. NBI has plans to use scheduling.com in all of its hospital departments. It is also the first site to go live with the SCI Solutions self check-in kiosk offering.

Angelo Schittone, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at NBI, stated: "We are a medical centre that handles more than 300.000 patient visits a year and we wanted to improve our scheduling process to make it more patient-friendly and more efficient. The new system needed to complement our existing registration and scheduling routine. Scheduling.com clearly offered us the best solution for our patient access management needs and will clearly improve patient satisfaction."

"These new customers not only reflect the increasing importance that Access Management is playing in health systems across the country, but also that scheduling.com is the solution of choice for health system providers regardless of size", stated Scott Bennett, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SCI Solutions. "Access Management challenges are not unique to a health system's size - only their mission - and as a result, we have made our solutions scaleable and affordable to their respective size."

John Holton, CEO, SCI Solutions, added: "We are pleased with the opportunity to provide our advanced Access Management solutions to help these leading health systems to streamline their administrative processes, improve their customers' satisfaction and to expedite access to patient care delivery in their respective communities."

SCI Solutions, creators of scheduling.com, is solely dedicated to providing success-critical access management solutions that transform its customer's front door and revenue cycle processes. Delivered as an ASP, SCI's award-winning, enterprise-wide solutions allow hospitals to increase customer satisfaction and revenues and control costs by streamlining and linking pre-encounter and back-end activities that complement existing legacy systems. Founded in 2000, SCI Solutions is headquartered in the Silicon Valley with an additional office in Tucson, Arizona and employees nationwide.

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) is an emerging community hospital with a Level IV Trauma Center located in Brighton, Colorado. Honoured as a national award winner for exceeding patient expectations by Avatar International Inc., PVMC offers excellent nurse-to-patient ratios to enhance one-on-one care, while utilizing an advanced level of technology. PVMC is committed to the community's health, and for more than 45 years has been a progressive leader in providing personalized health care services to improve patients' futures. PVMC also recently broke ground on a $138 million new medical centre complex, expanding acute care beds to 78 and adding significant state-of-the-art improvements in patient care facilities. The facility is expected to open in 2007.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a referral teaching hospital with specialized programmes including heart and kidney transplantation, cardiac surgery, oncology, maternal/child health services and robotics surgery. Children's Hospital of New Jersey is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn through adolescent years, including more than 30 paediatric specialities.


Leslie Versweyveld

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