SOURCE: Mediture

August 07, 2008 12:32 ET

Catholic Health East Selects Mediture's EHR Software for PACE Programs

Health System to Utilize Software and Services for 5 Facilities in Three States

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - August 7, 2008) - Mediture, a developer of healthcare information management software for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs, today announced that Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East has purchased its TruChart LIFEconnect® suite of products for use at the system's headquarters and 5 PACE sites in three states.

"Mediture will help us design and implement a standardized software solution to support our Regional Health Corporations' expansion in the PACE model of care. It will promote the use of best practices across all stakeholders within Catholic Health East," said Donette Herring, Chief Information Officer for Catholic Health East.

The multi-institutional Catholic health system will use a number of Mediture's products and services including:

--  TruChart LIFEconnect® to manage care for participants in its PACE
    facilities;
--  TruChart LabConnect® to manage laboratory test requisition and results
    electronically;
--  TruChart RxConnect® to connect with pharmacies for medication
    management.
    

Catholic Health East will utilize Mediture's suite of products to coordinate and manage health care services for the elderly for MercyLIFE in Philadelphia, PA; LIFE St. Francis in Trenton, NJ; LIFE at Lourdes in Camden, NJ; LIFE St. Mary in Langhorne, PA; and St. Joseph of the Pines PACE, Southern Pines, NC. With Mediture's TruChart product, new CHE PACE programs will begin operations with a complete electronic medical record that will contribute to optimal care management and outcomes.

Catholic Health East's Continuing Care Management Services Network, which was initiated to support operational performance and strategic execution of its continuing care ministries, is working with Mediture and the PACE programs on this implementation.

"We are honored that a prestigious organization like Catholic Health East has placed such a high level of confidence in our ability to manage operations for their PACE providers," said Kiran Simhadri, Chief Technology Officer of Mediture.

About Catholic Health East

Catholic Health East is a multi-institutional Catholic health system, which is co-sponsored by 10 religious congregations, and Hope Ministries, a Public Juridic Person within Catholic Health East. Based in Newtown Square, Pa., the System provides the means to ensure the continuation of the Catholic identity and operational strength of the sponsors' health ministries, which are located within 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida. In addition to 33 acute care hospitals, the system includes four long-term acute care hospitals, 36 freestanding and hospital-based long-term care facilities, 12 assisted living facilities, five continuing care retirement communities, eight behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, 25 home health/hospice agencies, and numerous ambulatory and community-based health services. Catholic Health East facilities employ approximately 50,000 full-time employees as partners in ministry. Visit www.che.org

About Mediture

Mediture provides customized software systems and services for healthcare information management. Mediture's TruChart suite of products is a comprehensive, web-based solution for PACE programs, senior care facilities, clinics, pharmacies and laboratories. Mediture is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is privately held. Visit www.mediture.com

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