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MedQuist Awarded Clinical Documentation Outsource Contract for St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center With Focus on Cost Savings, Quality, Peace of Mind
Date:5/10/2011

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedQuist Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDH), a leading provider of medical transcription services and technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, to provide, among other things, clinical documentation outsourcing services projected to achieve significant cost savings and improve efficiency and quality.

Following their initiative to offer more in-depth, around the clock patient care, St. Joseph's providers were working longer hours and experiencing an increase of patient discharges on weekends.  The resulting increase in patient volumes prevented the HIM department from meeting the document turnaround times required by the new program.  Having a third party specialist with the capacity to meet high standards for turnaround time and document quality manage their clinical documentation process was the clear solution.  

Requirements critical to the selection process included industry expertise, transparency, and seamless employee transitions. "MedQuist is my choice because they deliver peace of mind," said Sharon Goettel, director of Health Information Management for St. Joseph's. "Their predictable path to speech recognition and transcription savings equals $300,000 annually, and a 24% decrease in spending on clinical documentation for our 431-bed facility.  Plus, my trusted employees gain the benefits of joining the MedQuist family, and we can count on complete and accurate reports to be delivered seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Having MedQuist's unmatched level of knowledge, experience and resources in our corner is invaluable."  

Physician and patient satisfaction was an essential requirement for St. Joseph's, according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sandra Sulik. "O
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