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Three Rivers Systems says more health sciences schools meet mounting challenges with its ‘disruptive’ academic ERP

By Carletta
August 7th, 2013

St. Louis — August 6, 2013 — Increasing numbers of professional schools in the health sciences are turning to Three Rivers Systems Inc.’s disruptive academic enterprise resource planning system to address daunting challenges they face in higher education the company reported today.

While forced to use fewer resources, higher-education institutions such as medical and nursing schools must increase efficiency as they educate the next generation of health-care professionals with the aim of improving student success and patient outcomes.

“These schools also must keep up with mounting health-care reform legislation and greater demand for health services for an aging population, all in a recovering economic environment,” Three Rivers Systems Inc. VP of Global Sales & Marketing Jami Morshed said. “At the same time, they face intense scrutiny from a wide array of accrediting bodies and certification boards demanding proof of quality educational practices and supporting data.”

According to American Medical Association President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D., rapid changes in health care require a transformation in the way future physicians are trained. In launching “Accelerating Change in Medical Education,” the group’s $10- million educational initiative, he added, “The AMA is deeply committed to redesigning undergraduate medical education to prepare the medical students of today for the health care of tomorrow.”

AMA’s initiative seeks to attract and support bold, rigorously evaluated innovations that align medical-student training with the evolving needs of patients, communities and the changing health-care environment.

“These kinds of initiatives require effective and proactive strategic planning and flawless execution by higher-education institutions,” Morshed added. “But you can’t address tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s academic management technology.”

Morshed believes this is why his company’s disruptive academic ERP CAMS® Enterprise is so popular with medical and other health-services institutions from coast to coast that are switching to the company’s academic management solution.

“They’re saying good-bye to their outmoded higher-education management systems,” he said. “With CAMS Enterprise administrators can automate manual business processes and conduct instantaneous sophisticated business analysis so important to today’s strategic planning initiatives. As a result, we’ve brought on a number of new health-science clients in the last quarter alone.”

Morshed said CAMS Enterprise Business Analytics, the academic ERP’s powerful business-intelligence feature, gives campus business leaders the on-demand data they need in attractive easy-to-use dashboards that simplify and enhance the strategic decision-making process so necessary in today’s unforgiving environment of cost-consciousness and accountability.

Top-rated Baylor College of Medicine selected CAMS Enterprise as an integrated solution to replace its outdated multiple standalone solutions. CAMS immediately eliminated data duplication and provided easy-to-use, real-time reporting and other essential business-analysis tools. Chicago’s National University of Health Sciences used CAMS’ nimble reporting and business-analysis features to solve one its most-pressing problems: degree audits, which it implemented in two days.

Three Rivers Systems also counts among its clients Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Cox College, Hondros College of Nursing, Kettering College, Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Chiropractic College to name just a few.

About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise’s disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP unlike all others that were designed for the past and are incapable of operating efficiently in the modern world. CAMS Enterprise is an easy-to-use and implement, totally integrated, Web-native management system with everything in one place — admissions; student information; financial aid; student services; fiscal management with HR and payroll; fund-raising; alumni relations; document management, learning management, a full suite of portals, and more for managing the entire student life cycle. With an out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization, CAMS Enterprise removes all barriers to success seen with conventional systems. CAMS’ affordable licensing, off-the-shelf configuration and easy implementation translate into the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP while yielding the quickest and highest ROI.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is the only privately held, independent, debt-free, one-stop company focused solely on high-quality academic ERP solutions exclusively for higher education institutions of all sizes. For more than 25 years from its St. Louis headquarters, the company is keenly focused on innovation and service to its worldwide customers. Always innovating, the company invests significant revenues back into product R&D to improve existing products while developing new ones so users always get the exact functionality, industry experience and accurate project management they need. Its business model and products are designed to ensure institutional effectiveness, more-efficient business processes, student success and satisfaction.

Contact: Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), ronk@threeriverssystems.com

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