SOURCE: MEDSEEK

June 13, 2006 08:00 ET

Stony Brook University Medical Center Selects Advanced MEDSEEK Enterprise Software to Integrate Its Diverse Web Sites and Rebuild Its Web Presence Portals

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- MEDSEEK, a leading provider of content management and web applications, with 500-plus hospital clients around the country, announced today that Stony Brook University Medical Center purchased MEDSEEK's SiteMaker E to use as the primary tool to modernize and redeploy existing web sites and develop new ones for its various enterprise portals. Stony Brook University Medical Center, a regional academic medical center in Long Island with a 504-bed hospital, a 500 provider Outpatient Practice, and a 400 student Medical School, plans to use the content management solution for all its medical center-based websites.

According to Moisés Eisenberg, Director of the Medical Informatics Department and Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, "After a lengthy RFP process, we selected MEDSEEK because their comprehensive, integrated solutions and enterprise software tool suite will enable us to fulfill our goal of renewing our web presence by building physician, patient, consumer, faculty, students and staff web portals in a relatively short time while at the same time allowing us to maintain these up-to-date with a limited number of in-house IT staff. Our selection committee concluded that MEDSEEK offers a very robust system that combines enterprise web applications and content management. In addition, with MEDSEEK's vast experience in the healthcare field, we will be implementing an institution-wide integrated solution."

In June, the Stony Brook team will receive two full days of onsite training on MEDSEEK's content management system software application, SiteMaker®, which enables web developers and content managers to create and maintain robust websites that can engage stakeholders across the enterprise. Users can easily change and maintain their own web content with pre-programmed design templates and functional modules, such as events management systems and newsletters. MEDSEEK's comprehensive ePlatform technology is well suited for companies that exchange health, clinical and/or business information with providers, patients and patients' families.

Welcoming Stony Brook to MEDSEEK's growing client roster, MEDSEEK CEO Mike Drake states, "Hospitals across the country are seeking a more comprehensive approach to portal development that combines rapid creation and deployment of web solutions that encompass clinical system integration to meet the needs of the entire healthcare enterprise. We are pleased that our proven technology solutions will help Stony Brook create state-of-the-art online communications tools."

About Stony Brook University Medical Center

Stony Brook University Medical Center is the only academic medical center on Long Island, N.Y. with a 504 beds hospital, a 500 providers Outpatient Practice, a 400 students Medical School and over 6,000 employees. The new Heart Center and the Stony Brook University Cancer Center attract patients from throughout the region with cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities and high-quality care. Stony Brook has Long Island's only kidney transplantation center and is the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. The hospital also is the regional referral center for trauma, perinatal and neonatal intensive care, burns, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pediatric/adult AIDS, and is home to the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. World renowned faculty at the School of Medicine conduct state-of-the-art basic biomedical, as well as clinical scientific research. These include not only cellular and molecular approaches, but also translational research and clinical trials resulting in new drug development and innovations in clinical treatment. For more information, visit www.stonybrookhospital.com.

About MEDSEEK

Solvang, Calif.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with online content management technology for more efficient communication and interaction among institutions, caregivers and patients. MEDSEEK's software application, developed specifically for healthcare and the web, creates the infrastructure for more powerful internet, intranet and portal solutions. With a library of over 100 proven application interfaces, MEDSEEK also provides clinical integration, leveraging existing 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 four consecutive years, has more than 500 installed hospital clients, including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more visit www.MEDSEEK.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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