The Methodist Hospital System Engages MEDSEEK to Deploy Its Fully Integrated Patient Solution

Online Patient Experience Will Link Data from Seven Disparate Systems

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise eHealth solutions that give patients, clinicians and administrative staff an optimal 360-degree online experience, has announced its engagement to develop and deploy a fully integrated patient experience for The Methodist Hospital System of Houston, Texas.

“Working with MEDSEEK, we are creating a patient experience that will integrate multiple systems – including inpatient, outpatient, bill payment, third-party content and, ultimately, our health information exchange (HIE) – into a single, consistent patient experience,” said Beverly Shelton, Director of Web Strategy, Information Technology Department for The Methodist Hospital System. “Patients will be able to move seamlessly from one system to another, using the same credentials system-wide.”

MEDSEEK’s patient experience solution marks another step in Methodist’s move toward the company’s eHealth ecoSystem. “We continually strive to improve patient care and enhance the patient experience. We had already identified MEDSEEK technology as a means to achieve initiatives such as providing test results and discharge instructions to patients in a secure environment online – prior to the Meaningful Use requirements,” said Shelton. “Now, knowing that our MEDSEEK investment will help us to achieve the requirements for Stage 1, Stage 2 and beyond simply reinforces our decision.”

The Methodist Hospital System plans to use the MEDSEEK patient experience to go beyond the Meaningful Use requirements to create a competitive differentiator. “We anticipate that our enhanced patient experience will ultimately improve doctor-patient communication, impact outcomes and provide opportunities for patients to becoming more fully engaged in their own health care,” Shelton added.

“MEDSEEK welcomes the opportunity to create a patient-centered online healthcare experience for The Methodist Hospital System,” said MEDSEEK CEO Peter Kühn. “By integrating data from Eclipsys for inpatient data, NextGen for outpatient and Medicity’s HIE, we will ultimately be able to provide a 360-degree online experience to Methodist patients, providing the information they need to become truly engaged in their own health care.”

About The Methodist Hospital System

The Methodist Hospital System in Houston is one of the nation’s largest private, non-profit general hospitals comprised of a major academic medical center, three community hospitals, a physician organization and a research institute. Methodist is primarily affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian. Methodist also is affiliated with the University of Houston.

The Methodist Hospital is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals. Methodist is also consistently ranked among FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

About MEDSEEK

Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on creating a 360-degree optimal eHealth experience for patients, clinicians and administrative staff by removing traditional integration and communication barriers, workflow roadblocks and redundant processes. Used by more than 785 hospitals, MEDSEEK solutions enable hospitals to execute enterprise-wide strategic objectives by improving quality of care, uncovering new sources of revenue and generating meaningful loyalty among physicians and patients with a low-risk, high-return investment that leverages existing IT investments and infrastructure. For more information, visit www.medseek.com or call 888.MEDSEEK.



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