SOURCE: MEDSEEK

August 03, 2006 08:00 ET

MEDSEEK to Build Consumer and Employee Portals for Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, a Nationally Recognized 'Most Wired' Institution

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 --MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise e-health solutions, with 500-plus hospital clients around the country, announced today that it will develop consumer and employee portals for the 142-bed Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. In July, Hospitals and Health Network ranked Children's as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals, earning honors among institutions "Most Improved" in the rankings.

The portal pilot go-live is planned for fall 2006. Children's will utilize MEDSEEK's PortalMaker E architecture to expand the website's functionality for hospital employees and consumers. For instance, parents of patients will be able to complete pre-registration information from home before coming to the hospital, as well as pay bills online.

"With this upgrade, anyone who navigates the site will be pleasantly surprised," said Laura Worick, the hospital's director of marketing and public relations. "The smart design will allow site visitors to find the information they need quickly and efficiently -- really showcasing our staff and services."

Children's is a regional pediatric specialty hospital serving five states. Physicians at the hospital pioneered flame-retardant clothing and the childproof cap. Today, specialists working at Children's continue to stand at the forefront of pediatric medical care with ground-breaking medical techniques and education of pediatric professionals.

According to Gale Wilson Steele, founder and chief strategy officer of MEDSEEK, "Children's Hospital in Omaha is a recognized technology innovator and is a renowned leader in treating young patients and helping to make things as easy as possible for their families. We're happy to play a part in enhancing their website by expanding service offerings for hospital visitors and employees alike."

About Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital is a part of Children's Healthcare Services, an integrated system of pediatric healthcare services which also includes Children's Home Healthcare, Children's Family Support Center, Children's Urgent Care Centers, Children's Hospital Foundation and Children's Physicians. To learn more about Children's Hospital in Omaha, go to www.chsomaha.org.

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 four 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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