November 13, 2006 08:00 ET

MEDSEEK, SelfCareNet, & Primetime Medical Partner to Deliver Integrated Consumer-Centric Solution

User-Friendly Decision-Support Tools Facilitate Information Exchange Between Patients and Physicians, Saving Time and Enhancing Care

SOLVANG, CA and DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- SelfCareNet, a leading provider of physician-authored, peer-reviewed "pre-visit decision support information," MEDSEEK, the recognized leader in enterprise eHealth portals, and Primetime Medical, a provider of patient interviewing technology, today announced a strategic partnership to provide consumers access to pre-visit information, empowering them to make better decisions about their health. With this new solution, SelfCareNet's web-based decision support information has been enhanced with Primetime's Instant Medical History questionnaires.

Patients and parents often don't know when they should call their physician's office or a hospital's nurse call center, schedule an appointment or rely on an eVisit with a physician. SelfCareNet information helps the patient decide, based on their symptoms, the best course of action. There are as many as five decision points for each medical problem based on an individual's circumstances. When a patient needs to see a physician, each appropriate decision point is linked to an Instant Medical History questionnaire.

MEDSEEK will sell the SelfCareNavigator information products to hospitals and health systems. SelfCareNavigator can be implemented within MEDSEEK's consumer and patient portals. SelfCareNavigator can also be integrated with Primetime Medical Software's Instant Medical History to promote eVisit adoption.

By providing pre-visit guidance to patients and their families, SelfCareNavigator drives traffic to a hospital's consumer and patient portals; reduces calls into the call center or physician offices; increases patient satisfaction; promotes eVisits and online appointment request functionality; and increases web-based physician referrals.

About SelfCareNet

SelfCareNet is a provider of physician-authored, peer-reviewed content that consumers can trust to make wise health-related decisions with their healthcare providers. SelfCareNet, Inc. is a privately held, C Corporation based in Colorado. For more information, visit

About Primetime Medical Software

Since 1985, Primetime Medical Software, Inc. has been compiling medical knowledge bases for patient interviewing in electronic health records. Designed by physicians for use in the office and in eVisits, the knowledge bases contain questionnaires for more than six thousand distinct patient complaints. Physician productivity increases because as much as sixty percent of the medical data necessary to complete the visit note can be provided by patients and automatically documented in medical terminology through the Internet, in exam rooms, or in waiting areas before the encounter. For more information, visit the company on the Web at


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 information, visit or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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