ZyDoc Joins Expanded Verizon Medical Data Exchange

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ZyDoc has joined the Verizon Medical Data Exchange. Launched in March 2010, the Verizon Medical Data Exchange is a pivotal step toward the sharing of electronic health data in the U.S. ZyDoc, a provider of NLP structured data extraction and award-winning knowledge management solutions, will use the Verizon Medical Data Exchange to create digitized patient records for its health care provider clients and enable these providers to share information with other members of the exchange.

The addition of ZyDoc to the broad range of health care providers using the Verizon Medical Data Exchange delivers on our promise to expand its scope

ZyDoc, a creator of digital patient records using its NLP structured data extraction and award-winning knowledge management solutions, has joined the Verizon Medical Data Exchange. ZyDoc will use the exchange to enable its health care customers to share health data with other members of the exchange.

Launched earlier this year, the Verizon Medical Data Exchange is a pivotal step toward the sharing of electronic medical records in the U.S. Verizon is continuing to help the health care industry accelerate the use of electronic medical records by expanding the platform to enable the secure sharing of more types of patient health data, including X-rays and lab reports. The Verizon Medical Data Exchange previously only was used to facilitate transcriptionist-to-physician and physician-to-physician sharing of dictated notes - itself a significant step forward in EMR adoption.

"The addition of ZyDoc to the broad range of health care providers using the Verizon Medical Data Exchange delivers on our promise to expand its scope," said Peter Tippett, vice president - technology and innovation, Verizon Business. "Health care providers are embracing the exchange as a cost-effective solution to share patient data using a simplified, interoperable and secure platform. With providers such as ZyDoc now part of the exchange, it is more representative of the varied players who are key to creating digital health records."

"Based on our position as a leader in medical knowledge management solutions, we are strongly in alignment with the goals of the Verizon Medical Data Exchange," states James Maisel, MD, ZyDoc Chairman. "Our goal is the same as Verizon's, which is to help facilitate the use of health IT to strengthen the U.S. health care system, especially at a time when the industry is undergoing rapid change."

"Data interchange has become a healthcare IT priority, and reliable and secure medical knowledge management solutions are more critical than ever before," Maisel added.

ZyDoc is offering its customers the new ZyDoc Medical Knowledge Management Suite that will help them to use the Medical Data Center Exchange with no change in work habits and extract structured, standardized data to populate EMRs efficiently. This data, rather than free text, is key to leveraging the value of captured health care documents within an EMR, and for successful health information exchange between providers.

Featuring three interconnected modules for an end-to-end solution - ZyDoc Transcription, MediSapien Computer-Assisted Coding, and ZyDoc Clinical Data - the suite offers highly efficient integrated and standalone solutions for hospital environments, practice management, academic research, transcription and billing companies, and strategic business analysis.

For more information about ZyDoc, please go online to http://www.ZyDoc.com, or visit ZyDoc representatives in person October 16-19 at the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Annual Meeting in Chicago, booth 2928. ZyDoc is also exhibiting at the upcoming MGMA and RSNA 2010 annual meetings, and the New Jersey Technology Council HIE Summit in December.

About Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions
Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, a specialized practice group within Verizon, offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services for the health care industry that help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care and better manage costs. Visit the website for more information.

About ZyDoc
Founded in 1993, ZyDoc is a full service medical informatics company providing infrastructure services to facilitate EMR adoption, meaningful use, and interoperability. ZyDoc leverages information technology to provide medical knowledge management solutions for health care providers, hospital systems, health information exchanges, and pharmaceutical research. Award-winning services by ZyDoc feature ASP applications in an SaaS model, EMR integration, a HIPAA-compliant data interchange platform, and proprietary Quality Feedback System. The user-friendly web-based technology platform is supported by the U.S.-based ZyDoc Operation Center, which is operational 24/7. ZyDoc has garnered recognition from the medical informatics, transcription, speech recognition, and software industries, and in 2004, was ranked third nationally in its market segment by the Medical Records Institute. In 2010, ZyDoc continues as an industry leader in the development of cutting-edge cloud-based technology for medical knowledge management. To learn more, please visit ZyDoc and MediSapien.com.

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