Alta Bates Medical Center prepares to implement Site of Care Systems’ Neonatal and Perinatal Data Management Software for use in its Women and Infant’s program.
San Francisco, CA – April 9, 2001 – Site of Care Systems, The leading provider of integrated data management tools for improving quality in maternal and child healthcare, announced today that Sutter Health affiliate Alta Bates Medical Center has selected The Perinatal Data Application Suite for its perinatal and neonatal information system. Alta Bates has also purchased custom interfaces to their legacy and fetal monitoring systems. Alta Bates Medical Center is the second Sutter Health Affiliate to select the suite of products since the signing of the Sutter Health/Site of Care Systems Global contract in November, 1999. Within the Sutter Health network of 22 hospitals providing delivery services, Alta Bates Medical Center is the largest, performing over 7000 deliveries annually. Site of Care’s integrated database applications will be utilized in Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Developmental Follow Up Clinic. Alta Bates becomes the seventh Sutter Health affiliate to incorporate Site of Care’s suite of products.
"Having access to data is more important that ever in today’s healthcare environment. Site of Care’s software will allow us to aggregate our perinatal and neonatal data and enable us to make more informed decisions concerning clinical practice issues. Site of Care will allow us to monitor the quality of care more easily and benchmark our practice with other facilites" remarked Katie Tobin, Director of Women and Infant Services.
"Alta Bates Medical Center is one of their premier perinatal centers in the country" stated Julie Vilardi, Site of Care VP of Sales and Marketing. "The facility’s Women and Infants’ Program has one of the busiest delivery services in Northern California and implementing Site of Care’s comprehensive perinatal database will enable easy access to critical perinatal and neonatal information and statistics."
About Alta Bates Women and Infant Services
Alta Bates has a 90-year history of providing excellent medical care and services to the East Bay. Founded in 1905, the hospital is located on three major campuses in Berkeley and Oakland, and is the major perinatal referral center for the East Bay Area. The Women and Infant’s program at Alta Bates offers outstanding care from conception to birth which includes a renown in vitro fertilization program, an extensive prenatal and postpartum education series, a comprehensive perinatal services program for both low and high risk patients, and a state designated Level III intensive care nursery.
Alta Bates Medical Center is part of the Alta Bates Health System, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the East Bay. Its mission is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable care in a comfortable setting for families. It is affiliated with Sutter Health, which is comprised of 5,000 physicians and 25 hospitals in Northern California. More information about Alta Bates can be found on its website at www.altabates.com.
About Site of Care Systems
Site of Care offers online charting and data management solutions for the prenatal office, antepartum testing, labor and delivery unit, regular and intensive care nursery and developmental follow-up clinic. Site of Care’s products also automate the production of state birth certificates and medical documentation, such as delivery notes and discharge summaries.
Site of Care Systems’ products enable simplified compliance with regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and Health Care Organizations; and with state, health plan, and employer coalitions’ demands for reliable data on rates of caesarian sections, complications, and mortality. Using these tools, healthcare providers can readily benchmark their clinical quality against that of leading institutions and can reduce clinical variation within their own institution. More information about Site of Care can be found on its website, www.siteofcare.com.
Mike Dale , Site of Care Systems, 415.359.2200, firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Tobin, Alta Bates Medical Center, 510.204.4444