SOURCE: Medicity, Inc.

Medicity, Inc.

March 24, 2011 08:10 ET

BayCare Health System Selects Medicity to Establish Community Connectivity and Health Information Exchange in Tampa Bay

10-Hospital Health System to Deploy Medicity HIE Solutions as Foundation for Improving Care Quality, Efficiency and Patient Safety

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), announced today that BayCare Health System selected its HIE solutions to assist in providing coordinated health care in the Tampa Bay area. This technology investment is designed to enable community-wide HIE and to prepare for the upcoming requirements of health care reform.

"We have selected Medicity to help us with the coordination and exchange of clinical information across the continuum of patient care," said Tim Thompson, senior vice president, Chief Information Officer, BayCare Health System. "Medicity's advanced solutions will allow us to connect with community clinicians throughout the Tampa Bay area and to share patient data that will assist us with meeting the new requirements of health care reform."

The BayCare HIE will be comprised of affiliated and unaffiliated physicians, home care and other health care providers who will work together to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.

"We want to make it easy for referring physicians and other members of the health care community in Tampa Bay to securely exchange health information with us anytime, anywhere," Thompson said. "Our HIE will help eligible providers qualify for Meaningful Use incentives, improve utilization of medical services and enhance patient outcomes."

Under the first phase of its project, BayCare will deploy Medicity's Novo Grid to support bi-directional exchange of real-time clinical, financial and demographic data with physician offices. The health system will install ProAccess Community to facilitate a single point of web-based access to a community health record and MediTrust Cloud Services to locate, match and aggregate records across the HIE. McKesson's Practice Partners®, Allscripts and GE Centricity are among the first EHR applications that the HIE will integrate.

"We are excited to partner with BayCare in navigating the rapidly changing health care landscape and to build upon its clinical, business and technological leadership," said Brent Dover, Medicity's President. "We look forward to executing the health system's pioneering vision of connectivity and providing personalized and accountable care on the west-central coast of Florida."

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system serving the Tampa Bay, Florida area Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 219 access points, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. For more information, please visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

About Medicity
Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 750 hospitals and 250,000 end users in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions 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 on twitter.com/Medicity.

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    Janet Cabibbo
    Amendola Communications for Medicity, Inc.
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