SOURCE: MEDSEEK

October 16, 2006 07:00 ET

AGFA HealthCare and MEDSEEK Partner to Foster Enterprise-Wide Clinical Interoperability

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise e-health solutions with 600-plus hospital clients around the country, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with AGFA HealthCare to advance enterprise-wide clinical interoperability. Under the three-year multi-million dollar contract, AGFA's 180 healthcare sales representatives in the U.S. and Canada will re-sell MEDSEEK's eConnect Clinical portal as an add-on sale to its medical imaging accounts in radiology and cardiology.

MEDSEEK's eConnect clinical connectivity links underlying systems and provides intuitive views of clinical information from legacy systems over the web. Utilizing MEDSEEK's eConnect integration engine, clinicians gain access to clinical data from disparate systems through one easy to use and access unified view, enabling easy review of patients' records, lab results, EKG studies, cardiology images, PACS imaging, transcriptions and progress reports.

According to AGFA North America President, Bob Pryor, "As a leading integrator of imaging and information flow in healthcare, we are pleased to partner with MEDSEEK, which shares a common mission to accelerate enterprise-wide interoperability in healthcare. As hospitals across the country are increasingly recognizing the benefits of instant access to information for better decision-making and improved communications, we need additional solutions such as MEDSEEK's eConnect Clinical Dashboard to broaden our reach in enterprise IT. This partnership helps us to provide more value to our customers."

The seamless integration of AGFA HealthCare and MEDSEEK's solutions will help to increase efficiency in hospital organizations and the quality of patient care. MEDSEEK will provide the services, project management, installation, training, and implementation for all eConnect Clinical portal sales.

MEDSEEK's CEO Mike Drake explains, "It is truly a win-win partnership that benefits all stakeholders. AGFA HealthCare will leverage their existing installed customer base with deeper healthcare solutions while MEDSEEK will benefit from AGFA's ability to cross sell our solutions to their extensive hospital client base. We look forward to working together to create greater interoperability among disparate patient data throughout the healthcare continuum."

About AGFA HealthCare

Based in Motsel, Belgium with North American headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, AGFA HealthCare offers a selection of proven solutions across the healthcare spectrum that includes conventional and digital imaging options as well as a complete range of information systems. AGFA customers around the world benefit from the combination of clinically specific features with hospital-wide connectivity, enabling a seamless flow of information and a 360° view of patients and healthcare facilities.

About MEDSEEK

Solvang, Calif.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with online portal management technology for more efficient communication and interaction among institutions, caregivers and patients. MEDSEEK's comprehensive software platform, PortalMaker E, developed specifically for the healthcare industry, creates the infrastructure for more powerful internet, intranet, portal and mobile solutions. With a library of over 140 proven application interfaces, MEDSEEK also provides clinical integration, leveraging existing health information systems (HIS) applications to function as the central viewpoint for all patient data. MEDSEEK, which has been recognized on Deloitte & Touche's Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list for five consecutive years, has more than 500 installed hospital clients, including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Cardinal Health System, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. MEDSEEK also maintains offices in Alabama and Mississippi. For more visit www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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