SOURCE: MEDSEEK

October 17, 2005 07:00 ET

Delnor Community Hospital Selects MedSeek to Develop & Implement Four Portal Strategy

Consumer, Physician, Employee and Patient Portals to Increase Efficiency and Patient/Employee Satisfaction and Position Delnor as a National Showcase Hospital

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- MedSeek, a leading provider of content management solutions (CMS) for healthcare companies nationwide, announced today that 118-bed Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, Ill. has selected MedSeek to develop and implement a comprehensive four portal (consumer, physician, employee and patient) strategy over the next 12 months. The enterprise-wide project includes partners ADAM.com for third-party health information; HealthCast for secure and convenient enterprise single-sign-on functionality and HealthCom for on-line bill paying software.

Gale Wilson-Steele, CEO of MedSeek, states, "The vision and commitment to create an integrated, state-of-the-art four portal project that addresses the needs of key stakeholders are extremely rare at the community hospital level. The thought-leaders at Delnor are acting on their dedication to improve quality care; enhance patient, physician and staff communication and satisfaction; and increase efficiency. Their industry-leading initiative will provide a level of information access and exchange that rivals or exceeds that of much larger, academic hospitals, truly making Delnor's comprehensive portal a national showcase site."

The four portals include:

--  Consumer Portal -- Utilizing MedSeek's eCRM modules, the consumer
    portal will provide  access to relevant and reliable health information,
    personal health records, reminders and alerts, online shopping, and e-
    cards, as well as convenient online registration for classes and job
    postings with the ability to respond online.
    
--  Physician Portal -- The physician portal will provide improved
    information access,  simplified workflow, reduced paperwork, and improved
    communications that will strengthen hospital-physician relationships and
    enhance patient-physician interaction.  Using MedSeek's SiteMaker CMS
    (content management solution), the physician communication and information
    exchange will be enhanced to include single sign-on capability to disparate
    information systems including Meditech, GE, PACS, Fetal Monitoring, and
    CardioHealth, among others.
    
--  Employee Portal -- The employee portal can play a significant role in
    helping the hospital recruit and retain employees -- the hospital's most
    important and costly resource. The employee portal will provide staff
    directories, policies and procedures, document sharing, benefits
    information and enrollment, internal job postings, employee recognition,
    patient census reporting, and general news and events. To expand the
    portal's utility, MedSeek is building three custom forms (yearly evaluation
    form, 90-day appraisal form and demographic data change form). MedSeek is
    also implementing a bi-directional interface to take advantage of
    Meditech's automated systems throughout the care continuum.
    
--  Patient Portal -- To meet the demands and exceed the expectations of
    the empowered patient, MedSeek will create web solutions that provide
    secure messaging to enhance the patient/physician/hospital relationship, on-
    line bill pay with partner HealthCom and pre-registration capabilities with
    partner Meditech. The portal will offer patients access to their personal
    medical records and provide prescription renewals, relevant health
    information and care instructions, as well as the ability to complete
    administrative tasks such as appointment scheduling and pre-registration.
    
According to Michael Kittoe, CIO/CFO at Delnor, "We evaluated a lot of vendors in this eHealth space, and MedSeek could not only get us there, but was the one that had the experience and technology to rapidly deploy our strategies for physician outreach, improving business process, extending our IT investments and enhancing our employee work experience."

Brian Griffin, Delnor's Director of Marketing, added, "MedSeek's portal development and integration services, which include its Solution Development Methodology (SDM), will assure that we advantageously position ourselves in the market by achieving greater efficiency in communication and knowledge exchange for consumers and patients, as well as physicians and employees."

About MedSeek

MedSeek provides hospitals with online content management technology for more efficient communication among institutions, caregivers and patients. ePlatform, MedSeek's own software application developed specifically for healthcare and the web, creates the infrastructure for more powerful Internet, Intranet and portal solutions. MedSeek, which has been recognized on Deloitte & Touche 2004 Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list for four consecutive years, has more than 450 installed hospital clients including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more visit www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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