SOURCE: MEDSEEK

May 02, 2005 06:00 ET

MedSeek Launches Employee Health Portal to Meet Consumer-Directed Healthcare Initiatives

HealthDesk Portal Delivers Online Physician Consultations & Health Benefits Management Tools

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2005 -- MedSeek, a leading e-healthcare company, today announced the launch of HealthDesk™, a secure employee health portal that delivers trusted health content, advanced tools for managing health benefits and online physician and nurse interactions, empowering employees to take advantage of the latest consumer-directed healthcare (CDHC) plans. HealthDesk integrates an employee's health profile into its dynamic portal configuration to supply health benefit tools to manage both financial and clinical wellness.

"With the advent of consumer-directed health plans, employees need customized wellness information that addresses their unique needs, as well as tools to manage their health benefits in real time," explains Gale Wilson-Steele, CEO of MedSeek. "HealthDesk provides web-based technology to enable private physician e-consultations and online appointment scheduling from work or home -- saving time, money and ultimately improving the employee healthcare experience."

HealthDesk encourages employees to take responsibility for their health through integrated medical content and health decision support tools including:

--  Health risk assessment
--  Patient alert reminders
--  Personal Health Record (PHR)
--  Health cost calculator
--  Health account statement
--  Health management journal
--  Predictive modeling of annual healthcare costs
    
Based on the employee's inputted health profile and interests, HealthDesk personalizes the portal content with relevant wellness, disease, and drug interaction information. This data allows employees to make well-informed decisions that contribute to enhanced well-being and lower healthcare costs for both employers and employees.

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, a three-time winner of the Deloitte & Touche Los Angeles Technology Fast 50, has more than 400 installed hospital clients. To learn more, visit www.medseek.com or call 1.888.MEDSEEK.

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