ACS Bolsters Technology Services to Hospitals With Addition of Bed Management Software Solution

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 General News
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TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 14 Affiliated ComputerServices, Inc. has entered an exclusive agreement with New Age Systems, Inc.to offer hospitals and medical facilities the BedReady system, a web-basedapplication to improve bed turnover, revenue, and patient satisfaction.

Under the terms of the agreement, MIDAS+, a business unit of ACS, will beresponsible for product management, marketing, sales, implementation, andsupport of the MIDAS+ BedReady system.

"We look forward to providing our clients with this exciting new tool toaddress patient care and processing," says Jim DeWeese, Senior Vice Presidentand Chief Operating Officer of the ACS MIDAS+ business unit. "Integrating theBedReady solution with the MIDAS+ Care Management system will not onlyleverage an existing interface, it will provide significant efficiencies andeffectiveness for more than 750 of our hospital clients."

MIDAS+ BedReady adds real-time capacity management and patient processingfunctionality to the company's suite of healthcare solutions. By streamliningcommunications and automating workflow, BedReady improves patient movementthroughout the healthcare facility. Intelligent productivity tools integratebed management, environmental services, and transport modules to enhancecollaboration and accountability among key healthcare personnel. Additionally,its comprehensive reporting capabilities facilitate continuous assessment andimprove patient flow and management, which is vital to the sustainable successof the healthcare facility.

Avery Cloud, Chief Information Officer of New Hanover Health Network inWilmington, North Carolina, advocates the benefits of the MIDAS+ BedReadysolution, especially when integrating BedReady with MIDAS+ Care Management.

"MIDAS+ BedReady provides a complete suite of capacity management toolsthat result in better service to patients and physicians," Cloud said. "Theintegration of MIDAS+ BedReady and MIDAS+ Care Management gives us anend-to-end patient throughput solution that increases patient satisfaction andthe financial performance of the organization."

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 62,000 people supporting clientoperations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business processoutsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial andgovernment clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New YorkStock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." ACS makes technology work. Visit ACS onthe Internet at http://www.acs-inc.com.

About New Age Systems, Inc.

New Age is a privately held corporation, based in Evansville, Indiana.New Age has been serving healthcare clients in the United States and Canadasince 1986, and is focused on developing software solutions that access,integrate and leverage information to help hospitals improve communication,patient safety and healthcare processes. Solutions include BedReady, ClinicalWindow, PDA, Physician Charge Capture, Patient Safety Window, Business ProcessWindow, Uptime Window, Systems Access Manager, and KineXions interface engine.For more information, visit the New Age Systems website,http://www.newagesystemsinc.com, or call 812-867-2584.

SOURCE Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.


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