CHRISTUS Health Selects MEDSEEK for Consumer Portal, Strategic Partnership

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MEDSEEK's Proven Track Record for On-Time Delivery Plays Key Part in Vendor Selection

We also share CHRISTUS Health's vision for a fully-integrated healthcare experience that links patients, physicians and clinicians across the healthcare system.

MEDSEEK, the leading provider of healthcare enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced plans today to develop CHRISTUS Health's consumer portal in a first step toward implementing the eHealth ecoSystemTM by MEDSEEK.

MEDSEEK will work quickly to revitalize the healthcare system's Web presence, which has not seen a major update since CHRISTUS was formed, and consolidate its 18 sites into a single, enterprise-wide consumer portal. Existing vendor contracts require a June 2010 go-live date for the new community-facing site, which will drive increased Web traffic, greater brand recognition and high user loyalty. In addition, the solution will allow for future system integration, is scalable for future growth and positions the CHRISTUS network to continue effectively engaging and serving patients, residents and consumers.

"We chose MEDSEEK because of their willingness to meet our aggressive timeframe on the enterprise Web site, consolidating all of our external Web presence to a single platform. We will also look to MEDSEEK to grow with our needs and prepare us for the next step: engaging patients," stated CHRISTUS Health Director of eMarketing Michael Fouratt. "Once we have our single Web site, we will quickly move to use the MEDSEEK risk assessment tools to build service line awareness and help our patients take a more wellness-focused approach to their own health care."

"We welcome the opportunity to work with CHRISTUS in developing its enterprise-wide consumer portal to replace the network's multiple sites with platforms that are more interactive and user-friendly," stated Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO. "We also share CHRISTUS Health's vision for a fully-integrated healthcare experience that links patients, physicians and clinicians across the healthcare system."

About CHRISTUS Health

CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system, is headquartered in Dallas and is comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS services can be found in over 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Georgia, Utah and Mexico. The system employs approximately 30,000 Associates and has over 10,000 physicians on facility medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S.

About MEDSEEK

Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on eHealth and creating a better experience for constituents across the healthcare enterprise, including consumers, patients, family members, physicians, employees and payers. The eHealth ecoSystem optimizes the healthcare experience for constituents by leveraging an organization's existing IT investments and infrastructure to facilitate secure, timely information access and exchange. From our leading content management system used by more than 775 hospitals to innovative patient portals and our award-winning clinical portal, the eHealth ecoSystem's browser-based technology removes traditional integration and communication barriers, creating a "virtual front door" for the hospital. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 888.MEDSEEK.

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