BIRMINGHAM — MEDSEEK, a leading provider of enterprise eHealth solutions to hospitals worldwide, announced today the “pilot launch” of its personal health management application with MedStar Health, the largest health system in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor. Built with MEDSEEK’s Patient Portal platform, this Web-based Portal solution enables patients, at participating MedStar hospitals and services, to take better control of their health and share select clinical information with their care providers. This unique service is intended to improve the continuity of care once the patient leaves the hospital, as well as the patient’s overall experience with the health system.
The Portal application will be demonstrated today in Washington, D.C., at the launch event for Microsoft Corp.’s Health Solutions Group consumer health platform, called HealthVault.
MEDSEEK, the first and only enterprise eHealth hospital vendor participating in this landmark event, is extending the functionality of Microsoft’s consumer health platform by facilitating access to and sharing of clinical information between the hospital and the patient’s personal health record.
The pilot launch enables participating patients to access clinical information from their inpatient hospital stay and save it to their personal health record (PHR), created on the Microsoft HealthVault technology platform, and share it with their community-based care providers. Both patient and care provider collaborate via MEDSEEK’s secure patient portal. Data interoperability is achieved utilizing the continuity of care record (CCR) standard.
According to Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft, “Industry-leading companies such as MEDSEEK have played a significant role in the development of HealthVault, by helping hospitals to enhance the patient experience and extend clinical excellence beyond the facility’s walls. Through our cooperative efforts, we will deliver solutions that empower people to live healthier, longer lives, by providing them with vital information to make better health decisions.”
With proven experience in serving over 600 hospitals across the country, MEDSEEK is dedicated to helping hospitals shape the patient experience and empower their communities to make informed health decisions.
MEDSEEK CEO Mike Drake states, “We fully support Microsoft’s consumer-directed care initiatives and share their vision to help transform healthcare. We are working together to deliver solutions to hospitals that facilitate more secure access to personal health information resulting in better care through a robust patient experience. Our role is to help hospitals improve patient satisfaction, clinical quality and best practice.”
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 acquisition/retention, physician relations, 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 California and Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.