Cisco and Electronic Health Network build Medical Data Exchange Program

June 4, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C., and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2010 – Cisco today announced that its Medical Data Exchange Solution (MDES) has been selected for deployment across 22 locations in South Carolina by Electronic Health Network, a leader in patient health education and wellness applications. Palmetto Primary Care Physicians will use Cisco MDES as the platform for Electronic Health Network’s electronic health record and personal health record solutions to create a medical information exchange among 60 general practitioners and 137 specialist physicians. Physicians served by this program span a wide range of specialist areas, including wound care, dermatology and psychiatry, and an estimated 250,000 patients are expected to benefit from the data exchange program.

Cisco and Tiani-Spirit developed Cisco MDES to meet the growing global demand for medical data exchange and improve the quality of patient care across multiple specialty fields. The demands for medical data exchange services and electronic health records continue to expand as pressures to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care increases. To alleviate manual processes that are both expensive and unable to scale, Cisco MDES incorporates patient indexing and image and document exchange functions into the network, offering a means to exchange and view patient medical information, regardless of the provider’s location or information technology system. Electronic Health Network’s application and integration services, along with the Cisco MDES, produce a comprehensive and robust multiple application secured health, or MASH, iNetwork information network.

Electronic Health Network’s healthcare platform uses Cisco MDES to deliver fully integrated health information exchange services, including patient record indexing, document and image exchange, and access and security. Palmetto Primary Care Physicians will employ Electronic Health Network services to achieve PCMH / NCQA Level 3 requirements for their Patient Centered Medical Home program, which facilitates health information and data exchange among physicians, patients and their families to enable appropriate care and health management. Electronic Health Network’s deployment of the MDES will help Palmetto Primary Care Physicians to meet “meaningful use” criteria under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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