MultiCare and Certify Combine to Solve One of Health IT’s Biggest Challenges

Jan. 28, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan. 27, 2010 – Working in concert with Certify’s enterprise information network, the HealthDock™ allows disparate IT systems to securely and seamlessly exchange clinical data, such as laboratory results and orders, radiology reports and orders, discharge summaries and other critical patient information. Through the HealthDock™ appliance, Certify simplifies the timeconsuming,resource‐intensive and difficult process of interfacing with physician EMRs.

MultiCare, a leadingedge, integrated health organization, is the largest provider of healthcare services in theTacoma, Wash., area. MultiCare received the 2009 HIMSS Davies organizational award for its leadership in EMR implementation.Certify Data Systems, Inc. announced today that MultiCare Health System has expanded its deployment of Certify’s interoperability solution for health information exchange systemwide to its four acute care hospitals and affiliated physicians. Since its initial deployment in May, the Certify solution has delivered significant financial results and improved quality and coordination of care for both MultiCare and its affiliated physicians.

“We’re pleased that MultiCare has chosen Certify’s groundbreaking interoperability solution for its hospitals and affiliated physicians,” said in and focus on interoperability, Certify is able to provide MultiCare with a clinical information exchange solution that specifically meets its needs for right product at a time when healthcare is looking for innovative yet practical solutions to solve the challenges of interoperability, while at the same time driving down costs.”

Access to the “meaningful use” as defined to date by the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, an advisory body established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) provisions of ARRA dedicate $19.2 billion to the “meaningful use” of health information technology.