August 11, 2008

Good Samaritan Hospital Goes Live on MEDSEEK’s Clinical Portal

MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced today that its eConnect clinical portal went live at Good Samaritan Hospital, enabling the 408-bed tertiary facility to further advance care delivery by providing clinicians seamless anytime, anywhere access to vital patient data residing in disparate information systems through a single gateway.

Approximately 600 physicians will be using MEDSEEK'S eConnect portal to access data from Good Samaritan's electronic medical record, picture archiving and communication system, document imaging and other applications.

"MEDSEEK allows us to leverage every investment we have made in information technology to help physicians provide high quality, cost-effective and appropriate care," said Cindy Eggert, vice president of information systems and CIO at Good Samaritan. "We're excited about giving physicians a tool that will enhance their clinical decision-making and save them valuable time, which will further strengthen physician satisfaction and loyalty to our organization."

Added Eggert: "We selected MEDSEEK over a number of other vendors based on their deep understanding of physician workflow, excellent references from satisfied customers and proven commitment to investing in and developing enterprise-wide solutions."

"MEDSEEK is pleased to partner with Good Samaritan to make care better and safer, reduce costs and improve care coordination and communication across the continuum," said Peter Kuhn, president of MEDSEEK. "Our success depends on customers who have confidence in us and we look forward to helping them achieve greater clinical excellence."

About Good Samaritan Hospital

First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Good Samaritan supports eight Centers of Excellence -- cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, orthopedics, kidney stone service, gastroenterology, perinatology/neonatology, tertiary retinal surgery and transfusion-free medicine and surgery -- that focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing outstanding patient care. For the second consecutive year, Good Samaritan in 2008 was named as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings company. For more information visit


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 throughput, 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 or call 888-MEDSEEK.