July 31, 2008
MEDSEEK Continues Record Pace of New Wins
MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced today that its total number of new contracts signed in the first six months of 2008 rose 67 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The rising demand for online consumer information continues to boost adoption of MEDSEEK's solutions by the marketplace.
During the six-month period ending June 30, 2008, MEDSEEK signed 15 new U.S. and Canadian hospital customers. The new clients that selected MEDSEEK for its award-winning, enterprise-wide, consumer, patient, employee and/or clinical portal solutions include:
-- Advocate Health Care (www.advocatehealth.com), Oak Brook, Ill. - The health system includes eight hospitals with 3,500 beds and more than 4,600 affiliated physicians.
-- Erlanger Health System (www.erlanger.org), Chattanooga, Tenn. - An academic teaching center that is affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine with 818 acute-care beds and 50 long-term-care beds.
-- Forrest General Hospital (www.forrestgeneral.com), Hattiesburg, Miss. - Anchored by a 512-bed, level II trauma center hospital and a 95-bed, acute care community hospital, the health system is known for its cardiovascular, cancer, women's health and behavioral health centers of excellence.
-- Holy Name Hospital (www.holyname.org), Teaneck, N.J. - A 361-bed, acute care medical center that offers centers of excellence in cancer care, cardiovascular services, interventional radiology, dialysis treatment, women's health care and neurology services, plus a host of other state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and health management services.
-- Miami Children's Hospital (www.mch.com), Miami, Fla. - A 289-bed specialty hospital that exclusively serves children.
-- Montfort Hospital (www.hopitalmontfort.com), Ottawa, Canada - A 195-bed facility that provides healthcare in both French and English.
-- Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (www.sclhealthsystem.org), Lenexa, Kan. - The health system is comprised of nine hospitals with 1,892 beds and four stand-alone clinics in California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana.
-- The University of Missouri Healthcare (www.muhealth.org), Columbia, Mo. - An academic institution with five hospitals, multiple clinics, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professionals.
-- OU Medicine, Oklahoma City, Okla. - OU Medicine consists of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Children's Hospital, OU Physicians and OU College of Medicine.
-- Watertown Area Health Services (www.watertownmemorialhospital.com), Watertown, Wis. - An independent, non-profit provider of healthcare and well-living services, the organization includes a 95-bed community hospital that serves the greater Watertown community.
-- Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (www.wdhospital.com), Dover, N.H. - A 178-bed, acute care hospital in the seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine that specializes in trauma and emergency services, surgery, cancer care, birthing, orthopedic services, cardiovascular services, sleep disorders, rehabilitation, pain management, wound healing, wellness and prevention programs, plus extensive diagnostic services.
-- Witham Health Services (www.witham.org), Lebanon, Ind. - A community hospital that supplies three outpatient clinics known for its cancer, women's, cardiology and orthopedics programs.
"Empowered consumers are increasingly choosing healthcare providers based on their online capabilities, and hospitals are reacting to these market demands by seeking enterprise eHealth solutions from leading providers like MEDSEEK that have proven they can deliver in these complex environments with speed and quality," explains Peter Kuhn, president of MEDSEEK. "We look forward to working with progressive organizations that recognize the value of our enterprise portal solutions to fulfill their mission of enhancing the patient experience while driving efficiencies across their enterprise."
CIO of Erlanger Health System Laurene Vamprene says, "We are confident that MEDSEEK can help us develop and design a world-class, interactive website that includes integrated health content and self-service functionality to extend our online presence to the local community."
Birmingham, Ala.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with Enterprise eHealth solutions to fully engage and strengthen relationships with key constituents - physicians, patients, employees and consumers. By connecting information and communities to foster an enhanced experience with the organization, hospitals will improve community advocacy, revenue and patient acquisition/retention, physician relations, and clinical decision making. MEDSEEK's comprehensive technology platform and strategic consulting services create the infrastructure and provide the thought leadership for hospitals to deliver the most powerful Portal solutions. With more than ten years' experience and 600+ hospital customers, MEDSEEK has the experience and expertise to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare community. MEDSEEK also maintains offices in California and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.
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