Good Samaritan Hospital Selects MEDSEEK to Improve Clinical Collaboration and Decision Making

New clinical web portal simplifies and improves physician access to patient information

Birmingham, Ala. – Sept. 12, 2007 – MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise eHealth solutions that connect information and people for better patient care and community advocacy, announced today that Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., has selected its Clinical Portal solution to enhance clinical decision-making by simplifying and improving access to the hospital’s core and ancillary clinical systems.

“MEDSEEK met our rigorous selection criteria: superior software and services, clinical integration experience, and the ability to expand to future enterprise eHealth solutions,” states Cindy Moeller, CIO and vice president of Information Systems at Good Samaritan Hospital, a 408-bed tertiary care hospital and a world-class academic medical center affiliated with the USC Keck School of Medicine. “The combination of ease of use and enhanced clinical functionality supports our corporate goals to enhance patient care and clinical excellence while also continuing to attract and retain top-notch physicians to our medical staff.”

Grace Berenguer-Cortez, RN, BSN, Clinical Information Systems’ Physician Liaison on Good Samaritan Hospital’s selection committee, elaborates on the advantages of MEDSEEK’s clinical portal and data integration services stating “The new clinical portal solution will permit authorized users quick, remote access in a secure environment in order to facilitate the exchange of critical healthcare information. Easy access to real-time data advances informed medical decision-making and ultimately improves clinical outcomes.”

In addition to clinical benefits, Good Samaritan Hospital anticipates considerable time and cost savings in workflow improvements and enhanced collaboration among its medical and nursing staffs.

“Enhanced integration functionality throughout a medical enterprise yields immediate operational efficiencies including reduced paperwork, improved communications, better workflow management, and stronger relationships among clinicians, patients and the community, ” explains Mike Drake, CEO of MEDSEEK. “This new clinical Web platform will increase operational effectiveness for Good Samaritan Hospital, reduce its operating expenses and boost the bottom line.”

Good Samaritan Hospital is named as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2007 by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. The recognition is based on outstanding clinical performance over a seven-year period. Good Samaritan Hospital is also recognized as Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence 5 years in a row.

About MEDSEEK
Birmingham, Ala.-based MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with Enterprise eHealth solutions to fully engage and strengthen relationships with key constituents – physicians, patients, employees, and consumers. By connecting information and communities to foster an enhanced experience with the organization, hospitals will improve community advocacy, revenue and patient throughput, and clinical decision making. MEDSEEK’s comprehensive technology platform and strategic consulting services create the infrastructure and provide the thought leadership for hospitals to deliver the most powerful Portal solutions. With more than ten years’ experience and 600+ hospital customers, MEDSEEK has the experience and expertise to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare community. MEDSEEK also maintains offices in Alabama and Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.

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