MADISON, N.J., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced an agreement with AT&T* to provide the Quest Diagnostics Care360® Solution Suite, including the Care360 electronic health record (EHR) and eprescribing and laboratory order/results services, through AT&T Healthcare Community Online.
Under the agreement, AT&T will offer, promote, and resell the Care360 Solution Suite through AT&T Healthcare Community Online, a cloud-based care collaboration and health information exchange (HIE) platform offering toolsets for physicians, providers, payers and patients. AT&T Healthcare Community Online integrates patient records and data from multiple sources into a single patient view, providing virtually real-time access to patient information and eHealth applications. This highly-secure solution enables providers to access critical care information at the point of care and fosters greater provider-to-provider collaboration.
"Quest Diagnostics is a trusted diagnostics healthcare leader with robust data connectivity solutions, as reflected in its Care360 technologies," said Eleanor Chye, assistant vice president, AT&T ForHealth™. "The Care360 Solution Suite will expand our interoperable offering, which will help more hospitals, physicians and other providers share and manage data for streamlined care coordination. Improved provider coordination across the continuum of patient care is critical to the delivery of quality care and lower healthcare costs."
"Our relationship with AT&T is an example of how Quest Diagnostics is increasingly collaborating with top companies to develop new solutions for serving the complex needs of healthcare providers," said Philip S. Present II, vice president and general manager of Quest Diagnostics' healthcare information technology service line. "Through this agreement, Quest will extend the availability of its Care360 Solution to a far larger number of large physician practices, hospitals and integrated delivery networks, including ACOs. AT&T, in turn, will benefit from being able to offer to its AT&T Healthcare Community Online customers a highly comprehensive and flexible online EHR solution that meets Meaningful Use criteria."
"Best of all, the combination of greater access and capability afforded through this relationship will no doubt enhance the ability of physicians and other providers to manage patients across the care continuum while also managing costs," said Present.
The Care360 Solution Suite offers a range of capabilities from a collection of highly secure, interoperable services that features the Care360 EHR, an ONC-ATCB Certified EHR supporting meaningful use, as well as e-prescribing, lab and radiology test ordering, shared diagnostic data management to minimize duplicate testing and decision support. Care360 EHR customers can access the solution on a computer or via mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. The Care360 technology is interoperable with other technologies featured in AT&T Healthcare Community Online enabling data sharing between providers managing the same patients.
About Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT Connectivity Solutions Quest Diagnostics is a provider of healthcare information technology solutions that facilitate secure, flexible data access and management to help improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Care360 solutions are used by more than 310,000 physician users in more than 95,000 locations, providing a network of affiliated physician users in local communities and across the country. The Black Book award-winning Care 360 EHR affordably and efficiently delivers laboratory, radiology, ePrescribing and other information to community providers. Care360 EHR is certified under the Office of the National Coordinator's Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program as meeting the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and its Meaningful Use provision. Quest Diagnostics HIT solutions also include the Gazelle mobile health app for patients and physicians and the award-winning ChartMaxx health document management solution. For more information, visit www.Care360.com or www.mygazelleapp.com.
About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic information services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional information is available at QuestDiagnostics.com. Follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.
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