SOURCE: MEDSEEK

June 27, 2005 06:00 ET

MedSeek Helps Hospitals Nationwide Reach Millions of Americans Online in Their Language of Choice

Hospitals Benefit From Easier, Cost-Effective Options for Multi-Lingual Websites

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Recognizing that more than 45 million Americans don’t speak English as their primary language or don’t speak English at all, MedSeek, a leading e-healthcare company, now offers two comprehensive solutions for multi-lingual websites for hospitals of all sizes. MedSeek’s new offerings accommodate the increasing number of patients who use the Internet to access important healthcare information and send a positive message to consumers that hospitals care about providing information to patients.

MedSeek’s new multi-lingual feature on its SiteMaker Content Management System offers an intuitive interface for both hospital administrators and users, while allowing the user community to select the language in which the webpage presents its content. In addition, it controls overall webpage structure and information and allows administrators to enable and manage multiple languages simultaneously on their websites. The multi-lingual system also gives users the ability to:

--  Switch to other websites
--  Add languages to websites
--  Configure supported languages
--  Create, add, and edit phrase translations
--  Manage translation resources and general workflow
--  Scan scripts
--  Download/upload files
--  Select a live webpage view
    
MedSeek has also partnered with MotionPoint to offer MotionPoint’s TransMotion™ technology for rapid, cost-effective, full-service website translation. MotionPoint provides hospitals with a fundamentally different, turnkey approach to website translation by combining best-of-class professional human translations with proprietary software tools that remove any IT development and integration for the client. No parallel site is needed and there are no ongoing maintenance headaches or labor intensive processes, because MotionPoint’s proprietary tools dynamically keep all the multi-lingual sites in sync with each other. MotionPoint provides:
--  Professionally trained translators who specialize in
    healthcare
--  One-click feature that translates entire website into
    any language while preserving its look and feel
--  Seamless management of alternate language websites,
    regardless of additions and modifications
    
“Effective communication with diverse patient populations is an increasing challenge for hospitals nationwide,” explains Gale Wilson-Steele, CEO of MedSeek. “There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to translation needs, as hospital requirements and resources vary from organization to organization. Our new offerings enable us to meet clients’ diverse website translation needs. Our goal is to provide customers with best-of-breed solutions in all phases of content management and website development.”

About MedSeek

MedSeek provides hospitals, provider groups and managed care organizations with full-featured online communications tools that empower organizations such as the Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic to build and manage their own Websites, intranets and Web portals. MedSeek incorporates health information management tools, secure data access and patient/physician connectivity to promote interactions between patients and providers. MedSeek, which is a three-time winner on the Deloitte & Touche 2004 Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list, has more than 400 installed hospital clients. To learn more visit www.medseek.com or call 800.694.3100.

About MotionPoint Corporation

MotionPoint Corporation is a technology company that provides healthcare, retailers, government, e-commerce organizations and more with a range of multi-lingual consumer communication services for their online business operations. The company serves U.S. based and international clients from its headquarters in South Florida. For more information about MotionPoint and its TransMotion™ technology, please visit www.motionpoint.com.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Amendola Communications for MedSeek
    Jodi Amendola
    Email Contact
    480.664.8412