March 9, 2010, SALT LAKE CITY--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Medicity, Inc. announced today that top-ranked health system Trinity Health, comprised of 44 hospitals and numerous healthcare facilities in eight states, went live with the first stage of its Novo Grid deployment - establishing electronic health information exchange (HIE) with 297 affiliated physician practices and 991 physicians in three months.
Trinity Health's HIE rollout to affiliated physicians began by connecting three Michigan hospitals - St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and St. Joseph Mercy Saline - with 297 physician practices previously dependent on faxes for receipt of transcribed reports. The patented Grid technology distributes patient information directly to computers at the physician practice. Medicity's increasingly streamlined deployment technology and processes facilitated this rollout on a mass scale.
"We expect the Grid will enhance workflow efficiencies, satisfaction and care improvement for our affiliated physician practices," said Grace Miller, Director of Physician Office Services at Trinity Health.
Trinity Health's implementation of the Novo Grid will improve patient care coordination by offering community physicians secure, real-time electronic access to the health system's clinical data. The Grid deploys intelligent software agents that enable physician offices to receive patient information directly into an electronic health record (EHR) or, for paper-based practices, into an electronic "dropbox" accessible via a standard web browser.
"The unique flexibility of the Grid empowers hospital systems to connect to disparate physician practices regardless of their level of technology adoption," commented James K. Lassetter, M.D., Medicity's CEO. "We look forward to continuing to support Trinity Health's innovative efforts to transform care delivery and promote meaningful use among its physician community."
Trinity Health's active and ongoing deployment of the Grid includes connecting further hospitals and physician practices, and exchanging additional data such as laboratory results and face sheets.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is the fourth-largest Catholic health care system in the country. Based in Novi, Mich., Trinity Health operates 44 acute-care hospitals, 379 outpatient facilities, 33 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in eight states. Employing 45,800 full-time staff, Trinity Health reported $7.0 billion in unrestricted revenue in fiscal year 2009. As a not-for-profit health system, Trinity Health reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In Fiscal Year 2009, this included nearly $400 million in such community benefits. For more information about Trinity Health, visit www.trinity-health.org or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/ylpm3np.
About Medicity, Inc.
Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology - with more than 700 hospitals and 250,000 physicians in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions, powered by its patented agent-grid technology, empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to and exchange of health information - improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally. For more information, please visit www.medicity.com or follow us at twitter.com/Medicity.
Amendola Communications for Medicity Inc.
Gina Kilker, 480-664-8412 ext. 17