Sunquest Hosts User Group 2010 Conference & Exposition

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Laboratory professionals from around the globe to attend

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.®, a leading provider of healthcare diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, announces the Sunquest User Group (SUG) 2010 - 29th Annual Conference and Exposition. The event is being held through July16, 2010, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort.

Laboratory professionals, representing all disciplines including anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, microbiology, blood bank, as well as radiology from client facilities comprised of all segments of the healthcare market will be in attendance.

“Today’s healthcare environment is very dynamic, bringing both great opportunities and challenges for our customers and their organizations,” said Richard Atkin, Sunquest President and CEO. “SUG 2010 offers our customers and partners a forum that provides over 200 hours of peer-to-peer education, networking, and exploration of new ideas.

“This will enable our customers to fully embrace the new opportunities presented by healthcare reform. We are pleased to host this group of leading healthcare providers for this very meaningful week of education.”

Sunquest Interoperability Showcase
Sunquest is demonstrating innovative new workflows and solutions designed to deliver improvements in patient safety, productivity, and enhanced laboratory revenue.

The Sunquest Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) Physician Portal delivers meaningful connectivity to the community-based physicians that refer patients to laboratory outreach and outpatient radiology services. This capability enables Sunquest’s laboratory outreach customers to compete successfully for the lab market share in their communities.

Sunquest Outreach Advantage is a market-leading suite of business solutions designed to enable the successful management of a lab outreach business, including meeting high value needs such as physician office connectivity and enabling superior customer service.

The groundbreaking Sunquest Diagnostic Intelligence solution enables laboratories to monitor the financial, clinical, and operational health of their business in real time, providing easily accessible dashboards for informed decision-making.

Sunquest CoPathPlus™ is designed to support the unique workflow requirements of the anatomic pathology department. The new “Pathology Cockpit” highlights the latest in automated specimen tracking capabilities, enhanced digital pathology integration, and improved workflows that enable pathologist efficiencies.

Educational Focus
In addition to the interactive exhibit hall, the conference delivers over 200 hours of peer-to-peer educational workshops, interactive forums, and networking events. There is a special focus on the impact and implications of recent healthcare reform and HITECH legislation on laboratory providers.

Sunquest’s Chief In-house Counsel, Tom Wilson, is presenting a session titled “Meaningful Use Equals Meaningful Laboratory Results,” addressing recent regulations and potential impact for Sunquest laboratory users. Wilson and Kelly Feist, Vice President of Marketing, will lead a session titled “ARRA and Stark Legislation: Opportunities and Challenges for Your Lab Outreach Business.”

Sunquest is also hosting an interactive panel discussion titled “Achieving Meaningful Use via Meaningful Laboratory Results.” The panel is comprised of distinguished industry thought leaders including: Gayle Harrell, ONC HIT Policy Committee Member, and former Member of the House of Representatives; Stanley Huff, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare;
Terri Ripley, Director Systems/Programming at Centra and ARRA Coordinator; and
Chris Callahan, Vice President of Product Management with Sunquest Information Systems.

About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

For more information please visit http://www.sunquestinfo.com, or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

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