Indian River Medical Center Chooses RelayHealth for Health Information Exchange

Community to receive access to secure Personal Health Records

Atlanta - April 24, 2012

Indian River Medical Center (IRMC), a 335-bed not-for-profit hospital on Florida’s east coast, has chosen RelayHealth for secure enterprise health information exchange (HIE) between the facility and its employed and affiliated physicians, and to provide area citizens a connected and actionable personal health record (PHR).

"Our goal at Indian River Medical Center is to continually improve the outstanding healthcare we provide in our communities, while at the same time expanding the services we offer to our employed and affiliated physicians," said William Neil, CIO, IRMC. "RelayHealth will help us to better engage patients in their healthcare for improved outcomes, while creating a compelling value proposition for physicians: less paper and enhanced efficiency."

Neil continued, "As a community with a large number of seasonal residents, it’s vitally important that Indian River Medical Center can securely share patient information locally and with physicians in a seasonal resident’s summer home area - without regard to which EHR a physician uses, or even if they do not have an EHR. RelayHealth’s vendor- and payer-neutral solution enables physicians no matter what system they use to share information."

IRMC will provide its physicians and patients with RelayHealth’s proven, bi-directional, closed-loop orders and results, secure messaging, and patient engagement services. IRMC also plans to connect to the state of Florida’s HIE through RelayHealth.

"Hospitals and health systems face a number of challenges managing health information. Disparate EHRs, connectivity with enterprise, community, regional and national HIEs and the ability to effectively engage patients in their care are some of the more pressing challenges that robust, secure connectivity can help address,” explained Jeff Felton, president, RelayHealth. “The right interoperable connectivity is key to addressing these issues. RelayHealth provides the technology and flexibility that will enable IRMC to address physician alignment, manage care coordination and better prepare the organization as they work toward meeting meaningful use objectives."

About Indian River Medical Center

Celebrating 79 years of caring for our community, Indian River Medical Center is an award-winning 335-bed not-for-profit hospital centrally located on Florida's east coast. In addition to our heart center affiliated with Duke University Health System, IRMC is well known for its comprehensive cancer program, nationally recognized vascular surgery and orthopedic services, its spacious and modern ER and a wound healing center with a healing rate of 91 percent in 16 weeks. The IRMC maternity wing welcomes more than 1,200 babies to the world every year. For your privacy and comfort, IRMC features all private rooms, "Chefs Choice" room service, and complimentary WiFi.

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