HealthBase was a relational database model designed to proactively support the rapidly changing managed care contracting requirements of healthcare providers. The product represented the first database model being marketed to software systems developers building for the healthcare marker. The design incorporated all then current developments in healthcare, including managed care, capitation, ambulatory care, multiprovider entity organizations and multi-entity corporations, linking all patient encounters across entities to a single permanent patient record.
The database incorporated international as well as U.S. and national health service models of healthcare. By licensing the HealthBase design, the developer was provided the foundation for a system that accommodated the increasingly competitive nature of a national health service environment, as well as increased nationalization in the U.S. environment.
HealthBase satisfied U.S. reporting requirements (including the HL7 protocol) and the British Minimum Data Set of the Common Basic Specification and was cross-referenced to British English terminology when it differs from U.S. English. Future releases were planned to satisfy the Canadian MIS guidelines as well.
By licensing HealthBase, software systems developers could leverage their work, without additional overhead and personnel, to create a database and have a significant competitive advantage in the highly competitive and volatile healthcare systems arena.