MEDSEEK to build Kingman Regional Medical Center's physician portal, providing access to clinical data in one unified view

Solvang 05 July 2006MEDSEEK, a provider of enterprise e-health solutions, with 500-plus hospital clients around the United States, will develop a physician portal for the 213-bed Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kingman, Arizona. The physician portal pilot go-live was planned for June 26th, with full roll-out scheduled for mid-September.


Utilizing MEDSEEK's eConnect integration engine, KRMC's physicians will gain access to clinical data from disparate systems through one unified view, as well as be able to review patients' records, lab results, EKG studies, cardiology images, PACS imaging, transcriptions and progress reports. They also will be able to view the scanned medical record. MEDSEEK will integrate disparate systems, including Siemens-MedSeries 4 for Admissions/Discharge/Transfer, with ancillary applications including Cerner Lab, GE Marquette MUSE EKG, GE PACS, Document Imaging from Chartmaxx, Drager Telemetry for bedside monitors, Philips Tracevue Foetal Monitoring, and WITT Cardiopath.

"We selected MEDSEEK to develop our physician portal because their eConnect clinical connectivity links underlying systems and provides intuitive views of clinical information from systems already familiar to the clinician", explained Shawn Burgess, Director/CIO at Kingman Regional Medical Center. "With many other vendors, physicians and clinicians are forced to accept the vendor view of data. With a MEDSEEK physician portal, physicians can see patient data in any format they desire. We look forward to working with MEDSEEK to develop our virtual EMR."

According to Mike Drake, CEO of MEDSEEK, "KRMC and other hospitals across the country are increasingly recognizing the benefits of physician portals to get instant access to information for better decision-making, and improved communications that help to manage patient expectations and compliance. MEDSEEK's PortalMaker E offers Web-based portal solutions that enable health care organisations, large or small, to securely present relevant information to clinicians at the point of care, either stationary or through mobile access."

MEDSEEK's PortalMaker E empowered with eConnect enables authorized users to gain instant access to disparate patient data throughout the health care continuum. The resulting physician portal offers clinicians single sign-on/single patient search from any computer with secure Internet access. It also has the ability to provide wireless/mobile access and support for multiple technologies.

Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kingman, Arizona, is a not-for-profit health facility with 1000 employees, 150 volunteers and 100 physicians/allied health professionals who embrace the hospital's mission of "Serving Our Community with Compassion and Commitment". KRMC offers a full range of health and wellness services, including a wellness and fitness centre, a primary care physician practice - Cerbat Medical Center, advanced medical programmes in cardiology, cancer, and rehabilitation, and home health and hospice care. KRMC serves as a teaching hospital in affiliation with Midwestern University to train doctors specializing in family practice, dermatology and emergency medicine.

Solvang, California-based MEDSEEK provides health care organisations with on-line content management technology for more efficient communication and interaction among institutions, caregivers and patients. MEDSEEK's software application, developed specifically for health care and the Web, creates the infrastructure for more powerful Internet, intranet and portal solutions. With a library of over 100 proven application interfaces, MEDSEEK also provides clinical integration, leveraging existing HIS applications to function as the central viewpoint for all patient data.

MEDSEEK, which has been recognized on Deloitte & Touche's Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list for four consecutive years, has more than 500 installed hospital clients, including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. More company news is available in the VMW July 2006 article Bethesda Memorial Hospital and Virginia Mason Medical Center Web sites go live with MEDSEEK solutions.

Leslie Versweyveld

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