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KishHealth System Selects Medicity's Health Information Exchange Suite


February 8, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT

KishHealth System, anchored by two hospitals in northern Illinois, announced today that it selected Medicity's suite of health information exchange (HIE) solutions -- including the Novo Grid, ProAccess Community and MediTrust Cloud Services -- to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care in its community, promote closer hospital-physician alignment and establish an infrastructure for connecting the health system to HIEs in the region and across the nation.

"The industry is in the midst of transitioning to a new care-delivery and reimbursement model that will require coordinated care," said Heath Bell, KishHealth CIO, "and we want to make a system available to physicians today to make that coordination possible in our community. We chose Medicity because its technologies enable us to pursue our health system's goals now while giving us the ability to connect with regional HIE initiatives as they take shape in the future."

With the Novo Grid, KishHealth will electronically exchange results, reports and other patient data with both paper-based and EHR-enabled practices in its community using a single exchange infrastructure. Kish will begin this effort by integrating with NextGen and GE Centricity EHRs. The Grid will also enable community physicians to submit orders electronically to the health system.

In addition to the Novo Grid, KishHealth will implement:

  • ProAccess Community to offer authorized providers a single point of web-based access to a community health record.
  • MediTrust Cloud Services to aggregate, match and locate data.
  • PHR Gateway to connect to a patient's chosen personal health record (PHR).
  • HIE Gateway to ensure interoperability with any local, regional or statewide data exchange.

"We are pleased to partner with KishHealth to support their strategic healthcare vision," said Brent Dover, Medicity's president. "We look forward to helping them set the standard for data exchange, continuity of care, interoperability and connectivity with physicians and patients."

About KishHealth System
KishHealth System, based in DeKalb, Illinois, serves the greater DeKalb County area in Northern Illinois, and includes Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb and Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. The health system provides outpatient services in the areas of cancer care, physical therapy, eye care and eye surgery, counseling and psychiatry, hospice care, occupational health and primary care in 13 other locations.

About Medicity
Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 750 hospitals and 250,000 end users in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to and exchange of health information -- improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally. For more information, please visit www.medicity.com or follow us on Twitter.com/Medicity.

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