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12/10/10news article

partnership with Medicity: improved health information exchange in the Miami Valley

The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton  (Dayton Children’s), a not-for-profit , freestanding children’s hospital serving 20 counties in Ohio and Eastern Indiana, has selected Medicity to power bidirectional health information exchange (HIE) between the medical center, affiliated physicians and other partners in its healthcare community.

Dayton Children’s will implement Medicity’s Novo Grid infrastructure – patented technology for connecting care teams and integrating with electronic health records (EHRs) – to distribute results, reports, and face sheets from the hospital’s Epic clinical systems and McKesson registration systems to community providers. The same Grid infrastructure will power laboratory and radiology orders back to the hospital.

“Our partnership with Medicity enables us to meet the HIE needs of Dayton providers while addressing our hospital’s unique business objectives,” said Beth Fredette, Dayton Children’s CIO. “By sponsoring the secure flow of health information in our community, we aim to improve clinical workflow, enhance patient care and improve affinity with our affiliated physicians by supporting their efforts to achieve meaningful use requirements.”

“The Grid enables secure electronic exchange regardless of which EHR a physician practice has adopted or whether the practice is paper-based,” said Kipp Lassetter, MD, Medicity CEO, “which means that Dayton Children’s now has a single solution that adapts to a wide variety of practice needs. Significantly, the Grid also provides the flexibility and control for the hospital to connect with state and regional HIE initiatives as they come along.”

About The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton

The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children. Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s provides medical treatment, advice and information for children and families from 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana. Dayton Children’s accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ensures the regions’ infants, children and teens receive excellent pediatric care.

About Medicity

Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology – with more than 700 hospitals and 250,000 physicians 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.

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