FutureBridge Business Solutions Incorporated is a software development
company that provides cost effective solutions and services to public health organizations,
medical care providers and community
based organizations. FutureBridge was incorporated in
1996 and since that time has provided solutions, custom software
and analysis services to our clients. We have over 10 years of experience providing
the following services:
- Application software development
- Data analysis
- Public health management consultation
- Application support &
- Data center services
- LAN/WAN installation and support
- IT purchasing
- Data migration
- Technical research
- Project management
With offices in Newark and East Hanover New Jersey,
near many health care providers use our services.
FutureBridge is privately
held company. Our size enables our customers direct access to the ownership as opposed
to many large companies where far too often you are presented with people who can't
make decisions to help your IT and management projects.
Technology and Development Services
Applications are created using
the latest high-tech development tools from Microsoft and other companies. Microsoft
.NET technology including C#, Visual Basic .NET, AJAX, XML, Web Services, Java
and SQL 2005 server have been used on our latest development projects. We produce
windows and web based applications.
Past solutions solutions
have been created using Microsoft Office automation, Visual Basic, C++,
SQL server and Active
Server Pages Our most recent projects have been developed
using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET using C#, ASP, XML and web service technologies. Server applications use Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005.
Custom Software Development
Applications that we have created provide many
customized functions to our clients including medical billing,
patient tracking and characteristics,
clinical data, contract
and grant management, and data analysis and reporting. Below is a list of
some of the application we have developed and support today.
system name is an acronym for the Comprehensive HIV
- AIDS Management Program. This
system is used to collect anonymous data about consumers who receive federally funded
Ryan White services from providers. The data collected by this system
is used to manage the resources of the Ryan White grants and for analysis of consumers,
monitoring expenditures, and many other functions. CHAMP was developed and used in production
since 1996. For more information on the CHAMP
system click here.
MEDICAL OFFICE application was developed for doctors that do not accept
insurance. The application provides for fast retreival of patient data and preparation
of billing forms with the latest ICD-9 diagnostic and procedure codes. The
forms arwe given to the patient so they can be submitted for out of network reimbursement.
This application has been in procuded since 2001.
STD The STD CLINIC application
is an encounter based system used to monitor sexual transmitted diseases for public
health. Developed for the City of Newark Department of Health and Human Services,
the system captures medical information, lab results, sypmtoms, impressions and
diagnostic data, related sexually transmitted diseases and is used to produce
aggregate reports. The STD application has been used in production since 2002.
COMPREHENSIVE HIV-AIDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CHAMP) -
9/5/09 - RSR
Interim Report Completed
CHAMP 3.5 Released - New Medical Indicators added
3/27/09 - CHAMP
"RSR Ready" - Support Added for RWCTA - Parts B, C, D
- RSR XML Feed File sucessfully sent to HRSA
Click here for more information on how the CHAMP program
is used with the Ryan White Treatement Modernization Act. (pdf version)
here to view an online demonstration of the CHAMP
What is CHAMP?
The “Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program,”
or CHAMP, is a tool that manages services and funding for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA).
CHAMP was developed in the Newark, New Jersey Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) in 1997.
It has been used successfully to manage services and finances, prepare federal reports,
and provide outcome data for the annual Ryan White application and other HIV/AIDS
Ongoing updates have incorporated new technology and changing
CHAMP has been upgraded to meet requirements of the Ryan White Treatment Modernization
Act (RWTMA) of 2006, effective December 19, 2006.
CHAMP consists of three components:
CHAMP assists administrators in managing all aspects of HIV/AIDS
services and spending.
It assists in programmatic and fiscal monitoring
by both in-office desk reviews and site visits.
- Implements Unit Cost Contracting.
- Electronic Billing of Services.
- Contract monitoring – monthly comparison of actual to target spending.
- Re-allocation of unspent dollars during year to ensure grant is fully spent by year-end.
- Tracks formula and supplemental dollars.
- Tracks multiple funding sources, e.g., HOPWA.
- Provider-level monitoring and evaluation.
- EMA-level aggregate reporting.
- Generates RDR/CADR data.
Confidential Client Level Database
Detailed demographic, socioeconomic, and HIV medical data for each client
- Implements Unit Cost Contracting.
- “Required fields” of mandated client data. Federally-required fields for CADR. EMA/TGA can set its own additional requirements.
- Unique client identifier (“Client ID”) to protect client & avoid duplication.
- Centralized system and “Look Up” feature enabling providers to view services previously received by client, thus avoiding duplication.
- Automated service referral and acceptance within Ryan White system.
Information is used for quality control (quality of service), statistical reporting and analysis, across the EMA.
CHAMP is anonymous; information collected in CHAMP cannot identify a client
Outcomes Reporting/Quality Management
CHAMP produces reports to assess performance, improve medical
outcomes and complete the competitive annual Ryan White grant application. They are available by gender, age, race/ethnicity, geography including ZIP code
- Implements Unit Cost Contracting.
- “Ad Hoc” reporting of unduplicated client counts by provider and EMA.
- Service utilization by PLWHA in and out of medical care.
- WICY reports of service expenditures– women, children, infants and youth.
- Parity of services comparing service utilization with HIV surveillance data by gender, race/ethnicity, and geography.
- “Met need” and unmet need among Ryan White programs.
- Point in time measurement
of CD4 and Viral Load by detailed variables – gender, race/ethnicity, age with in
ZIP code area – for more precise targeting of services.
- Historical trends analysis,
e.g., change in CD4 and Viral Load levels.
- Performance reporting.
- HRSA 2008 Medical Outcomes
- 2 or more CD4 counts per year
- 2 or more medical visits per year
- PCP/MAC Prophylaxis (in process)
- Pregnant women on HAART
- Administrative management
- Unit cost conversion
- Technical support
- Data collection
- Data analysis and Outcomes reports
Minimum System Requirements:
Windows 2003, XP, VISTA
Pentium 4, Celeron, or higher
256 MB RAM
2 GB of free hard drive space
High speed Internet connection (cable
modem, DSL, or T1 – corporate network)
dial-up connections not supported.
CHAMP is effective
regardless of the size of the EMA/TGA or client base.