SOURCE: Mediture


January 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Mercy LIFE Is the Latest PACE Provider to Successfully Launch Mediture's Truchart Software for PACE Programs

PACE Program Utilizing Innovative Health Information Technology for 3 Facilities in Pennsylvania

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) - Mediture, a leading software developer for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs, today announced that they have implemented a web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) for more than 90 staff at Mercy LIFE's Adult Day Health Centers in Philadelphia. Mediture assisted in the conversion from a legacy system of patient demographics, medication lists and care plans and provided training and on-site support during the implementation.

Mercy LIFE, a member of Mercy Health System, is committed to providing medical and social support to the growing senior population in Philadelphia. Founded in 1998, Mercy LIFE opened one of the first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs in the Philadelphia Region. Today, Mercy LIFE serves over 300 seniors who are eligible for nursing home placement, but are able to live independently in the community with the support of Mercy LIFE staff. Mercy's interdisciplinary care team provides medical and nursing care, therapeutic recreation, educational programs, supportive counseling, meals, transportation and help with personal care.

"Mercy LIFE is very excited to have a technology solution supporting our participant care delivery," said Carol Quinn, CEO of Mercy Home and Community Health Services. "In addition to the new Mercy LIFE center which opened this past summer in North Philadelphia, we see this as yet another example of Mercy Health System's investment toward enhancing care services to seniors living in our community."

According to Kiran Simhadri, Chief Technology Officer, Mediture, "We are pleased to provide our TruChart solution to assist Mercy LIFE's interdisciplinary team in improving access to participant records and communicating real-time changes in an evolutionary care plan."

About Mercy LIFE

For over a decade Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) has served over 600 seniors and their families in the North and South Philadelphia areas. Designed to provide frail elders with services to promote independence at home, LIFE provides medical care; nursing care; physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapies; social work services, social programs, transportation and more. Mercy LIFE is a nationally recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and currently has two centers servicing the community. Mercy LIFE is a member of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

About Mediture

Mediture provides customized software systems and services for healthcare information management. Mediture's TruChart suite of products is a comprehensive, web-based solution for PACE programs, senior care facilities, clinics, pharmacies and laboratories. Mediture is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is privately held. Visit

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