MEDSEEK Takes the Health IT Pledge to Engage and Empower Patients

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ONC’s HealthIT Pledge program puts the “I” in HealthIT

“For more than 16 years, MEDSEEK has helped hospitals leverage their technology investments to engage and empower patients. The HealthIT pledge reflects our continued commitment to that goal.”
Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO

MEDSEEK, the provider of the healthcare industry’s only enterprise strategic patient engagement and management solution, today announced its support for the HealthIT “Putting the I in HealthIT” program, spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). MEDSEEK joins leading healthcare organizations, vendors and the ONC in vowing to empower patients to be partners in their own health.

“Taking the HealthIT pledge is a natural step for MEDSEEK because the campaign’s goals perfectly align with our core values,” said Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO. “For more than 16 years, MEDSEEK has helped hospitals leverage their technology investments to engage and empower patients. The HealthIT pledge reflects our continued commitment to that goal.”

The HealthIT initiative emphasizes the importance of healthcare providers’ adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other healthcare technologies. By digitizing traditional paper charts and records, personal health data is securely available to patients, informing and engaging them through the medium of the Internet. Providers also have access to complete, meaningful and reliable patient information, available at the point of service, leading to better decisions and improved patient outcomes.

“MEDSEEK specializes in enterprise digital health technologies” continued Kuhn. “Through our solutions, hospitals can build relationships with patients from their first internet search for a provider or health information, while managing a medical condition, post-discharge, and throughout future healthcare-related interactions.”

The HealthIT digital health transformation targets improvements in coordination and quality across the continuum of care, promotes the benefits to patients and their families of taking an active role in their health care, and highlights potential cost savings realized by reducing unnecessary visits, tests and procedures.

“MEDSEEK’s strategic patient engagement and management solutions provide patients with a way to securely collaborate with their care providers,” added Kuhn. “Patients can access test results and medical and health records, view continuation of care instructions, request appointments, and participate in virtual medical consultations (eVisits) with their clinician, all online from the comfort of their home. Equipping hospitals to effectively engage and empower patient is our driving passion.”

To learn more about how MEDSEEK is helping healthcare organizations engage and empower their patients and meet the demands of healthcare reform, visit us at in Las Vegas for HIMSS 2012, booth 1345, or visit http://www.medseek.com/HIMSS.

About MEDSEEK
Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on creating a 360-degree optimal eHealth experience for patients, clinicians and administrative staff by removing traditional integration and communication barriers, workflow roadblocks and redundant processes. Used by more than 1000 hospitals and health systems, MEDSEEK’s strategic patient and engagement and management solutions and predictive analytics technology enable hospitals to execute enterprise-wide objectives by improving quality of care, uncovering new sources of revenue, informing capital expenditure decisions and generating meaningful loyalty among physicians and patients with a low-risk, high-return investment that leverages existing IT investments and infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 1.888.MEDSEEK.

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