SOURCE: Rush-Copley Medical Center

Rush-Copley Medical Center

February 02, 2012 07:35 ET

Rush-Copley Medical Center Selects Medicity to Drive Health Information Exchange With Local Physicians

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - Rush-Copley Medical Center, a 210-bed hospital in the metro Chicago area, announced today that it selected Medicity health information exchange (HIE) technology to facilitate affiliated physicians' access to clinical results and reports.

"Improving physician access to laboratory and other data is critical because it enhances meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) and prepares us all for the challenges of healthcare reform," said Dennis DeMasie, vice president and CIO of Rush-Copley, which is part of Chicago-based Rush System for Health. "We selected Medicity because its solutions enable us to realize our goals of enhancing care coordination with local physicians today while positioning us to link with regional health information exchanges in the future."

Rush-Copley will start its effort to create seamless data exchange by using Medicity Novo Grid to distribute lab results directly into the EHRs of affiliated physicians. Novo Grid enables hospitals to exchange results, reports and other patient data with both paper-based and EHR-enabled practices.

"Lab results drive more than 70 percent of medical diagnoses and treatments," DeMasie said. "By making those data available in near real time to physicians, we will help them make faster and more informed decisions, which in turn will lead to better outcomes."

"We are excited to partner with Rush-Copley because we share their vision of leveraging technology to improve the quality, efficiency and cost of care," said Brent Dover, Medicity's president. "We look forward to working with them, as they embark on their transformative HIE journey."

Rush-Copley Medical Center
Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients. Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

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Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 750 hospitals and 250,000 end users 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 or follow us on

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