Coastal Healthcare And MediQuant (TM) Form Partnership To Help Healthcare Organizations Extract And Archive Data During System Conversions

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Coastal Healthcare And MediQuant (TM) Form Partnership To Help Healthcare Organizations Extract And Archive Clinical And Financial Data From Legacy Systems During System Conversions

This partnership leverages Coastal's vast experience in working with healthcare providers to implement information systems

Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (Coastal), a premier provider of information technology consulting services for healthcare facilities, today announced a partnership with MediQuant (TM), a provider of advanced software solutions designed to aid healthcare providers in avoiding the legacy data problems associated with healthcare information system conversions. In this relationship, Coastal and MediQuant will work with healthcare providers that are migrating healthcare information systems and want to maintain valuable patient accounting and clinical data in an active archive.

Coastal will provide the consulting and analyst resources necessary to extract the required data from legacy systems during system conversions, and MediQuant will provide its Data Ark (TM) data archive and receivables management system to house the data. This system conversion solution allows healthcare providers to retire legacy healthcare information systems and eliminate support costs associated with those systems while retaining access to clinical and account-level details from the former system. It also helps healthcare providers meet the legal need of managing data for seven years and the financial need of managing the old receivables after the new system is implemented.

"This partnership leverages Coastal's vast experience in working with healthcare providers to implement information systems," said Amy Collins, President, Coastal Healthcare Consulting. "The combined resources of Coastal and MediQuant will provide healthcare information technology departments with a complete turnkey solution to address legacy data during systems conversions. Clients can focus on implementing their new healthcare information systems with the peace of mind, knowing that they will have easy access to account-level data from their former systems and that minimal effort will be required from their IT teams to convert the data."

"With MediQuant's DataArk solution, clients are able to focus on their new systems implementation and quickly retire their legacy systems while still being able to work their own A/R and stay compliant with data retention requirements," remarked Tony Paparella, CEO of MediQuant. "We look forward to working with Coastal to help hospitals significantly reduce support costs for their old legacy systems."

About Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (Coastal) is a premier provider of healthcare information systems consulting with a proven track record of performance over the last eleven years. Coastal's hard-working, client-focused professionals have the information, expertise and solutions to ensure successful completion of projects for healthcare facilities. Coastal specializes in providing project management and implementation services, including tailoring, testing, training and go-live, to an entire healthcare facility or to a single department. Coastal was named "Best in KLAS" for Clinical Implementation - Supportive for 2005, 2006 and 2007 by KLAS Enterprises, LLC. For more information, please visit Coastal Healthcare Consulting.

About MediQuant
For healthcare providers planning on a new HIS or system conversion, MediQuant (TM), Inc. provides advanced software solutions to avoid the legacy data problems associated with HIS conversions. The company's Data Ark (TM) solution allows users to turn off the legacy system yet retain all account-level detail and A/R management functions. The solution also stores data in a usable format that is compliant with data retention requirements and allows for faster implementation of a new patient financial system, saving customers substantial time and money. For hospitals and software vendors, MediQuant provides medical necessity content, embedded medical necessity tools and full-functioning, enterprise-wide medical necessity software (First Comply). Offering a customer-focused approach that allows for a level of customization and service normally not found in the medical software business, MediQuant has been serving individual hospitals, large healthcare systems, physicians and ambulatory care centers since 1999.

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