SOURCE: Medicity Inc.

Medicity Inc.

January 19, 2011 08:10 ET

Overlake Hospital Medical Center Partners With Medicity to Enable Community-Wide Health Information Exchange and Improve Patient Safety, Care Quality

Hospital to Support Adoption of Health Information Technology Among Physicians, Enabling Providers to Achieve Meaningful Use

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - Medicity -- the standard for health information exchange (HIE) solutions nationwide -- announced today that Overlake Hospital Medical Center will implement the full Medicity suite, including MediTrust Cloud Services, ProAccess Community and the Novo Grid, to enable the exchange of health information across its community, with the broader goals of collaborating with other hospitals and the State HIE as soon as it is operational. Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a 337-bed, nonprofit regional medical center serving the Puget Sound region.

"A key initiative for Overlake is to facilitate adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and support physicians' independence in selecting the EHR that best fits their practice needs, therefore a tool like Medicity that connects with a variety of EHRs makes great sense for us," explained Jody Albright, Chief Information Officer of Overlake Hospital Medical Center. "Medicity's Novo Grid will enable us to connect our hospital systems to any EHR and also make clinical information available via the Web for paper-based practices."

In its first phase Overlake will deploy the Novo Grid, automating core healthcare transactions including scheduled orders and lab orders, referrals, results and report distribution, and is planning to integrate numerous disparate community EHRs. In the next phase it will roll out ProAccess Community and MediTrust Cloud Services for aggregating, matching data and record locator service. Overlake also plans to collaborate with other hospitals and providers as well as its statewide HIE to improve overall care quality, patient safety and healthcare efficiency.

Brent Dover, Medicity's President, stated, "Overlake Hospital is taking a leadership position in advancing healthcare in Puget Sound. With a deep understanding of how to best support physicians in their daily practice, Overlake is building a collaborative network of providers to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency, laying a solid foundation for future statewide health information exchange."

About Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of medical clinics in East King County. The hospital is licensed for 337 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women's programs, senior care, and the only Level III trauma service on the Eastside. For more information, log on to www.overlakehospital.org. Follow us on Twitter, @OverlakeHMC, and become a fan on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/OverlakeHospital.

About Medicity
Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 700 hospitals and 250,000 physicians in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to and exchange of health information -- improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally. For more information, please visit www.medicity.com or follow us at twitter.com/Medicity.

Contact Information