MEDai and Shared Health® Partner to Offer Tennessee Robust Health Information Exchange Platform

Orlando, FL, 16 February 2010 – Shared Health, Inc., Tennessee’s largest public/private health information exchange (HIE) has partnered with MEDai, an Elsevier company, to provide a rich, interoperable, clinically relevant HIE platform to the state of Tennessee. This partnership delivers best in class solutions and technologies that support clinical excellence and operating efficiencies. It comes at a time when stimulus funding is being leveraged to create an information exchange that helps drive meaningful use of healthcare information technology and care improvement across the healthcare continuum.

Shared Health® Clinical Xchange® improves the types of clinical information available to providers, helping physician practices operate more efficiently and deliver better overall patient care by bringing patient-centric information from an entire health care team to the point of care. By merging key clinical data with administrative data, Clinical Xchange takes practices “out of the silo” and delivers a comprehensive clinical decision support solution. Clinical Xchange supports proactive and preventive health initiatives – disease management, wellness and early intervention.

“Our partnership provides a seamless platform for physicians and other stakeholders to leverage information across systems and care settings,” said Dr. Bruce Taffel, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Shared Health. “Combined with superior analytics we are providing communities the insight needed to drive quality and improve patient satisfaction.”

MEDai’s predictive modeling and evidence-based medicine guideline compliance capability forms the core of actionable information within Shared Health’s clinical data-sharing platform, Clinical Xchange. This platform integrates clinical decision support and population management tools to better inform clinicians and help promote evidence-based guideline compliance and coordination of care. It is interoperable with any electronic medical record (EMR) and can create a longitudinal view of the patient drawn from a variety of sources, including the exam room, the lab, the pharmacy, the payer and the patient.

“Health information exchange is truly about care coordination and providing access to clinically relevant information at the point-of-care,” said Swati Abbott, President and CEO of MEDai. “This collaboration is a wonderful example of how healthcare information technology can truly be leveraged to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivery within our communities.”

# # #

About Shared Health
Shared Health is transforming health care by offering innovative health information technology solutions that improve quality and lower costs. Shared Health’s web-based applications securely share and connect medical information across a patient’s network of clinicians. We continually strive to be the clinician’s trusted partner for sharing relevant patient information at the point of care, enabling both health care professionals and consumers to improve outcomes. For more information on Shared Health, visit the company’s web site at www.sharedhealth.com.

About MEDai
MEDai, Inc. is a leading health information company offering award-winning solutions for the
improvement of healthcare delivery. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, payors and care management organizations are able to predict patients at risk, identify cost drivers for their high-risk population, forecast future health plan costs, evaluate patient patterns over time, and improve outcomes. For more information on MEDai, visit www.medai.com. Its parent company, Elsevier, is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, with more than 7,000 employees in over 70 offices across 24 countries. 

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

Media Contact:
Lizzy Feliciano
MEDai, Inc.
+1 800 446 3324
lfeliciano@medai.com