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Virginia Mason Signs with Carefx to Implement Fusionfx Solution Suite
Date:6/30/2009

Medical Center Leverages Fusionfx Solution Suite to Improve Patient Experience

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx announced today Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of integrated health services, has chosen the Fusionfx Solution Suite to deliver interoperability between its multiple information systems. The Fusionfx Solution Suite synchronizes patient data across existing systems, departments and facilities and provides Virginia Mason staff and clinicians with an easier, more efficient way to schedule patients across the medical center.

A "Leapfrog Top Hospital," Virginia Mason works to continually improve the patient experience, which is why it chose to implement an innovative scheduling system and supporting processes that streamline activities for patients and caregivers alike. For Virginia Mason staff and clinicians, the new system will make it easier for those in the call center and other departments and facilities to schedule patients without having to make duplicate entries or manually convey information across systems. On the patient side of the equation, it will be more convenient to book, remember and keep appointments.

Virginia Mason selected Carefx's Fusionfx Solution Suite because of the powerful clinical context and workflow technology of Fusionfx, as well as the complete identity management solution, including single sign-on and provisioning for Virginia Mason's key clinical systems. Equally important to the medical center's decision was Carefx's clinical expertise, adherence to industry best practices and long-standing relationships with IBM, GE and Cerner, all key business partners of Virginia Mason.

Virginia Mason physicians, nurses and allied health professionals will be able to obtain rapid access to patient scheduling information from diverse systems, including Cerner's PowerChart and Clinical Information System, GE Centricity's Business Web and RIS, and Phillips iSite PACS System.

"Carefx presented a cost-effective approach that will take Virginia Mason fewer than six months to implement and will provide indispensable flexibility and scalability for our ever-changing environment," said Steve Tsukuno, Director of Information Systems at Virginia Mason. "Our entire organization, as well as our patient population, will benefit from streamlined workflows, highly efficient scheduling capabilities and rapid access to patient information from multiple systems delivered through the Fusionfx Solution Suite from Carefx."

"Carefx is proud to support Virginia Mason's strategy of always putting the patient first and leveraging technology solutions to improve patient care quality," said Andrew Hurd, Carefx's Chairman and CEO. "We pride ourselves on delivering solutions that are open, flexible and scalable, while empowering care providers to improve the staff and patient care experience. We look forward to partnering with Virginia Mason to fulfill its business and clinical mission and advance healthcare in the Seattle area."

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 info@carefx.com.

About Virginia Mason Medical Center

Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health-care system in Seattle that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 480 physicians with a 336-bed acute-care hospital. Virginia Mason operates a network of clinics throughout the Puget Sound area; manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and chronic care management program for people living with HIV and AIDS; and operates Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, internationally recognized in autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason is known for applying the Toyota Production System to health care to improve quality and patient safety. For more information, visit VirginiaMason.org.


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