Press Releases

Unedited news and product information from vendors.

Keane Wins Revenue Cycle Management Implementation With Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Feb 25, 2008 (12:02 PM EST)


SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Keane, Inc., a $1 billion-plus global services firm that specializes in enabling transformation of its clients' business and IT functions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, part of New York-based Mount Sinai Medical Center, to install Keane's EZ-Access Patcom and a host of new revenue cycle management and clinical applications that will streamline the hospital's operations and billing.

The installation, which is expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2008, includes Keane's new Executive Dashboard, Enterprise Scheduling and Enterprise CyberQuery (eCQ) products, which will further streamline the hospital's billing and operations, as well as Keane's Data Repository, enabling physicians to access patient information collected and processed from disparate systems from a single entry point.

"Our continued partnership with Keane will enable us to upgrade many of the critical information technology systems that serve as the operational backbone of our facility," said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. "We are committed to leveraging the newest technological advancements throughout the hospital to create the most favorable experience for our patients, and the most efficient work environment for our staff."

"We are delighted to continue working with Keane on a number of upgrades to improve the way we collect, manage and access critical patient billing and clinical information throughout the facility," said Jack Abuin, Director of IT for Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. "Our upgrade to EZ-Access Patcom will provide a fully-customizable interface that is accessible through conventional internet browser technologies, and will enable us to significantly streamline workflow processes. In addition, EZ-Access supports a completely integrated enterprise-wide scheduling system with the capability to provide patient appointment scheduling throughout the facility."

"Mount Sinai Hospital is a long-time client of Keane, and we are pleased to upgrade their systems with our newest technology," said Jim LaBoyne, Director of Operations for Keane Healthcare Solutions Division (HSD). "We look forward to helping Mount Sinai Hospital in addressing their current and future complex healthcare issues."

EZ-Access Patcom helps hospitals of all sizes increase revenue and cash flow, decrease days outstanding for accounts receivables and improve revenue cycle management. The software enhances the revenue cycle process with new functionality, including online scheduling, insurance eligibility and medical necessity checking. EZ-Access Patcom guides the revenue cycle process prior to the patient appointment all the way through the receipt of payment.

About Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens

The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens is a 235-bed community hospital, located in the borough of Queens, New York City, offering a full spectrum of sophisticated inpatient and outpatient services with a team of nearly 400 physicians representing 36 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Premiere programs tailored to the specific healthcare needs of our community offer a depth and breadth of excellence and include comprehensive services in cardiology, breast health, palliative care, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic surgery, and vascular care including a New York State- designated Stroke Center.

Between physicians and staff, more than 50 languages are spoken, just one of the many important ways that Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens takes care of a culturally diverse population.

The world-renowned Mount Sinai Hospital acquired Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in July, 1999 and built on a 95-year tradition of serving the people of western Queens. Recent improvements have made our Hospital a strong, reliable, trusted community resource, offering top-notch medical talent, first-rate medical technology, attractive, efficient facilities, and easy, seamless access to the Manhattan campus of Mount Sinai. For more information about Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens visit http://www.mshq.org .

About Keane's Healthcare Solutions Division

Keane's Healthcare Solutions Division (HSD) provides proprietary software and services to hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the country. Since 1975, Keane's software has been helping clients increase efficiencies, reduce medical errors, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance revenue cycle management. Keane's core healthcare solutions include EZ-Access, Patcom, Keane InSight, and Keane NetSolutions. Information about Keane HSD is available on the Internet at http://www.keane.com/hsd .

About Keane

In business since 1965 and based in the United States, Keane is a global services firm that specializes in enabling transformation of its clients' business and IT functions. The transformation partner of choice for clients across a broad array of industries, Keane is unique in its passion for building satisfying and enduring relationships with clients. Keane's solutions -- which comprise consulting, technology, and outsourcing services - - are customized to address clients' industry-specific challenges and enable dramatic improvements in business performance. For more information on Keane's services portfolio, industry solutions, and global locations, visit http://www.keane.com .

Contact: Ed Meehan Marketing Director Keane HSD 631.351.7000 Mike Gallo Gutenberg Communications 212.239.8594

CONTACT: Ed Meehan, Marketing Director of Keane HSD, +1-631-351-7000; orMike Gallo of Gutenberg Communications, +1-212-239-8594, for Keane

Web site: http://www.keane.com/ http://www.mshq.org/ http://www.keane.com/hsd/