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Shared Health(R) and Novo Innovations Partner for Improved Information-Sharing of Clinical Health Records
Date:5/19/2008

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Shared Health, Inc., one of the nation's largest public/private health information exchanges (HIE), and Novo Innovations, the leading healthcare provider of software agent technologies for health information exchange, are partnering to provide improved data integration delivered to clinicians at the point of care.

Shared Health is deploying Novo agent software to enhance the clinical interface capabilities of what is already one of the most scalable and sophisticated health exchange infrastructures in the country. This partnership enables both the small physician practice as well as large integrated delivery systems to quickly and economically connect to the Shared Health HIE, which is interoperable between any physician and hospital-based system.

The result is improved workflow and an economical means for health information exchange participation. The agent-based clinical health record allows clinicians with existing technology investments to maintain those investments while still being able to leverage the actionable information available on the Shared Health HIE.

"One of Shared Health's goals is to deliver solutions that reduce inefficiencies and fragmentation in clinical information exchange," said Jana Skewes, president and chief executive officer, Shared Health. "To that end, we are pleased to team with Novo Innovations as we continue to provide a method of improving the quality of care delivery to Tennesseans," she added.

Robert Connely, CEO of Novo Innovations, said, "Novo looks forward to this opportunity to partner with Shared Health to build a next-generation, state-wide, clinical information exchange. The combined strengths of Shared Health's community-based infrastructure and Novo's agent-grid technology offer a unique approach that can deliver a high degree of scalability, functionality and sustainable business value at a fraction of the time and effort normally associated with these types of systems."

With more than two million current members and additional membership registering every day, Shared Health is growing to become the nation's premier HIE. Shared Health is harnessing combined strength through partnerships with the best-of-breed technology companies like Novo Innovations to deliver more value to providers, payors, employers and consumers.

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 http://www.sharedhealth.com .

About Novo Innovations

Founded in 2003, Novo Innovations has pioneered a new approach to health information exchange. Novo's approach is based on the use of intelligent software agents to provide workflow automation and system integration between hospitals, physicians and other providers in the healthcare community. Novo's comprehensive service approach provides all of the necessary integration expertise and technical effort, enabling any hospital or health system to create a community exchange solution at a fraction of the time, cost and effort of other solutions. As Novo agents are deployed to address tactical interoperability challenges, they form the core of an information grid that will be able to address future strategic challenges. Novo has rapidly become a market leader, currently serving more than 250 hospital communities in the US. Learn more at http://www.novoinnovations.com or call 1-888-325-NOVO.


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