Custom software development, data analysis, training and support. 

About FUTUREBRIDGE

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 & helpdesk services
  • 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, we are 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.

  The CHAMP 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.

Our 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)  - News and Annoucements!

9/5/09 -  RSR Interim Report Completed

4/23/09 - CHAMP 3.5 Released - New Medical Indicators added

3/27/09 - CHAMP "RSR Ready" - Support Added for RWCTA - Parts B, C, D

3/23/09 - 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)

Click here to view an online demonstration of the CHAMP application. 

 

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 grants. Ongoing updates have incorporated new technology and changing federal requirements.

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:

Administrative Management

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 level.

  • 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
    • HAART
    • 2 or more medical visits per year
    • PCP/MAC Prophylaxis (in process)
    • Pregnant women on HAART

Features

  • 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.

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