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Carefx Expands International Presence with New Office in London

Carefx's Fusionfx allows UK hospital clinicians to experience clinically relevant views of patient information from across disparate information systems

CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation, whose Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across existing systems and offers clinicians single, clinically relevant views of patient information, today announced that it has established a base of operations in London, England. The move is designed to serve and build upon the company's client base in the UK and Europe and expand its overall reach in the UK and EMEA markets. Wayne Parslow, a technology industry veteran, will lead Carefx's business development in the UK as Executive Vice President and General Manager.

"With the opening of our London office, we enhance our position to serve both government-operated and National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust hospitals and fulfil our long-term commitment to the UK and European markets," said Andrew Hurd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carefx. "With Wayne in place, Carefx can fully leverage our established distribution partnerships and help UK hospitals and their clinicians tap into a centralized electronic clinical record (ECR) system that resolves the problem of data fragmentation."

Carefx has already implemented Fusionfx at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where clinicians are using Fusionfx to access the patient information they need - where, when and how they need it. Carefx is implementing Fusionfx at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Because the Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across disparate systems and provides clinicians with single, clinically relevant views, clinicians can more easily solve patient problems and make rapid, accurate decisions at the point of care.

"The Carefx solution benefits the Trust by bringing together relevant patient data from multiple applications and making that data more meaningful and useful to clinicians," said Dianne Nixon, Head of IT Programme Management at Cambridge University NHS Trust. "Carefx adds value to the Trust's existing applications while improving its clinical care and patient safety performance."

UK hospitals such as Cambridge and Oxford face many of the same issues experienced by U.S. institutions. "Hospitals use varied combinations of health administration systems (HASs), with some relying on national hosting, and others running systems by themselves or through an external managed services company," Parslow said. "But every UK hospital realizes that it must pursue some action plan to resolve the pervasive and crippling crisis of data fragmentation."

Clinicians' urgency to access unified, clinically relevant views of patient information has accelerated since the UK set targets for multiple clinical pathways -- known as protocols in the U.S. -- and incentivized hospitals and Trusts to meet those targets. Given these realities, Carefx believes that growing numbers of UK hospital administrators and clinicians will gravitate toward the open, flexible and scalable platform from Carefx which also allows them to evolve to newly available composite applications that focus on medication reconciliation and quality measures (fxClinical) and charge capture (fxFinancial). Adoption and use of Carefx's messaging and electronic referral application (fxCollaboration) may increase as Foundation Trust clinicians increasingly refer patients to other UK hospitals.

"Carefx is committed to helping healthcare organizations advance patient care quality and safety by better managing care transitions and information gaps among diverse departments, systems and facilities," said Hurd. "Carefx will partner and collaborate with UK hospitals to improve performance and patient care quality by providing real-time interaction and connectivity among applications within an organization's existing infrastructure and taking an open, flexible and scalable approach to patient information delivery.

Carefx is demonstrating the Fusionfx suite at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference (booth #3637) in Chicago, IL, April 4-8, 2009.

About Carefx Corporation

Carefx supports healthcare organizations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its Fusionfx solution suite. Fusionfx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need -- where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Fusionfx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 600 hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America and Europe.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Carefx can be reached at (480) 833-5010 or by email at

    Christopher Capot
    KNB Communications
    212-505-2441, 203-379-8019 (mobile)

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