Creating the Connected Patient: How HealthVault and a patient portal is improving the patient experience
Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced today that Cindy Tanenbaum, Information Services AVP of Diversified Business at MedStar Health, will present a Webinar in the monthly educational series reThinking eHealth. The session, titled "Creating the Connected Patient: How HealthVault and a patient portal is improving the patient experience," will take place on Wednesday August 6th at 2pm EDT, 11am PDT.
The reThinking eHealth series provides insight and information including current trends in healthcare Information Technology that impact patients and providers. The Webinars are based on real client experiences solving some of the most difficult problems found in virtually every healthcare organization. For this Webinar, Tanenbaum will discuss a challenge that many hospitals are facing today, whether or not to incorporate a PHR into their Web strategy. She will discuss MedStar's experience integrating Microsoft's HealthVault into their patient portal, the results the organization wanted to achieve for this project, how MedStar went about overcoming the challenges they faced during implementation and the lessons learned along the way.
Rich Grehalva, MEDSEEK's Senior VP of Professional Services understands the importance of discussing the PHR issue. "The introduction of Microsoft's HealthVault and Google Health has created awareness among consumers who are seeking a more hands-on approach to managing their personal health. The key to a PHR is a patient portal. MedStar is providing this capability with the introduction of the MedStar Health Patient Portal and has shown their leadership in the marketplace by providing patient access to health information," he adds.
As part of MEDSEEK's commitment to advancing eHealth education, the reThinking eHealth Educational Webinar series is provided at no cost and will be monthly. Attendees must register online at http://www.medseek.com/rethinkingehealth. In addition to participating in the Webinar discussion, attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of "Considerations for Establishing Patient Identity in the Patient Portal," a white paper written by Kristi Ritch, a Senior eHealth Specialist and Practice Leader in MEDSEEK's Consulting Services division.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a $3 billion non-profit, integrated healthcare organization and a community-based network of eight hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore/Washington region. The hospitals, which include both teaching and community facilities, are Franklin Square Hospital Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, Montgomery General Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital in Maryland, and Georgetown University Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia.
MedStar Health's areas of clinical excellence include cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology services, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, women's services, and emergency and sub-acute care, medical education and research. Other health-related services include assisted living, home health and long-term care. MedStar Health also operates nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory center, as well as MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in the Baltimore/Washington area.
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.