February 05, 2007 08:00 ET

MEDSEEK Powers Henry Ford's New Heart Smart™ Podcast for iPod®, Other MP3 Players

Heart & Vascular Clinician Podcasts Available 24x7 to Patients via iPod, MP3 Players

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise e-health solutions serving 600-plus hospital clients nationwide, announced today that it has engineered Henry Ford Health System's new Heart Smart™ Podcast, which provides online audio, via Apple's iPod® and other MP3 players, that features Heart and Vascular Institute clinicians speaking on timely topics such as weight loss, nutrition, exercise and heart-healthy living.

"By partnering with MEDSEEK to launch the Heart Smart Podcast, Henry Ford once again leads the industry in advanced technological delivery of the latest health information, prevention and education -- all at no cost to our constituents," said Pam Landis, Henry Ford's director of Web Services. "Now every individual has instant access to the best medical advice in the country with just one click. We have reached a new level of patient empowerment -- the cornerstone of effective patient care."

The free podcasts can be downloaded by episode or by subscription via the Henry Ford RSS feed, also developed by MEDSEEK, which allows users to receive the podcasts automatically through iTunes or other podcatcher applications. To subscribe, users can visit the Henry Ford site at:

"We leverage leading-edge technologies to enable Henry Ford to realize its vision of continuous improvement in patient care," said Mike Drake, MEDSEEK's CEO. "Our on-demand audio technology that powers the Heart Smart Podcast provides the latest medical breakthroughs directly to patients for their edification via MP3 players or directly on their PCs, thus allowing people to fit in healthy behavior and learning opportunities whenever they have a spare moment in their busy lives."


Solvang, Calif.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with online portal management technology for more efficient communication and interaction among institutions, caregivers and patients. MEDSEEK's comprehensive software platform, PortalMaker E, developed specifically for healthcare and the web, creates the infrastructure for more powerful internet, intranet, portal and mobile solutions. With a library of over 140 proven application interfaces, MEDSEEK also provides clinical integration, leveraging existing health information systems (HIS) applications to function as the central viewpoint for all patient data. MEDSEEK, which has been recognized on Deloitte & Touche's Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list for five consecutive years, has more than 600 installed hospital clients, including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Cardinal Health System, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. MEDSEEK also maintains offices in Alabama and Mississippi. For more visit or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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