MEDHOST, provider of the leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), today announced that University of Virginia Health System has chosen MEDHOST to automate its emergency department (ED). MEDHOST will be integrated with the hospital™s HIS from GE Healthcare and can interface with many other hospital systems to increase patient safety and reduce wait times.

The ED at the University of Virginia Medical Center is the first point of contact for many patients to the health system and receives approximately 61,000 visits annually from Charlottesville, Va., and surrounding areas. MEDHOST developed its comprehensive EDIS to support clinicians with dependable process, risk and communication management solutions, and to provide clinicians with solutions they can use where it matters “ at the point of care. The University of Virginia is working with MEDHOST to ensure the security of patient information.

Robert E. O™Connor, M.D., M.P.H., Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, said tracking medical records electronically would improve patient care by automating processes and allowing for faster access to records. We™ll be able to triage patients more efficiently so they get care more quickly, he said. MEDHOST will allow the emergency nurse and emergency physician to effectively work at the bedside with the patient and the medical record “ thus ensuring effective, rapid, and safe medical care in the ED. The emergency department staff are excited to offer this service to our patients.

MEDHOST is pleased to provide one of the longest standing hospital systems in the nation with the latest in EDIS technology, said Craig Herrod, CEO of MEDHOST. With MEDHOST™s intuitive touch screen technology, clinicians can quickly enter patient information at the bedside, ensuring faster and more accurate care.

MEDHOST currently serves more than 160 facilities, including the Baylor Healthcare System in Texas, Catholic Healthcare West in California, Catholic Health System in New York and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. MEDHOST is the preferred EDIS provider of VHA Inc., a national cooperative serving more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations. MEDHOST easily integrates with leading hospital information systems, including MEDITECH, Cerner, Siemens and McKesson.

About MEDHOST, Inc.

MEDHOST is a software solutions company that provides highly visual, easy to use process management technology for the healthcare industry. The MEDHOST product suite has been adopted by leading institutions throughout the United States and has proven to dramatically improve emergency department processes and financial performance. It is MEDHOST™s mission to ensure Customer satisfaction by providing the highest levels of quality, performance and service, as evidenced by top KLAS rankings year after year. Products include real time Patient Tracking, Nurse Charting, Physician Documentation, Order Entry and comprehensive reporting. MEDHOST is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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