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Published Tue, Aug 30th 2011

Sunquest Enhances Outreach Business Solution Set - Launches Next Generation Web Solution To Extend Connectivity To Community-Based Physicians

Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announces its new Sunquest Physician Portal™ outreach order and results web connectivity solution.

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Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announces its new Sunquest Physician Portal™ outreach order and results web connectivity solution. Part of Sunquest's overall Outreach Advantage suite of solutions, Physician Portal delivers meaningful connectivity to community-based physicians who refer patients to a laboratory's outreach and outpatient radiology services.

Providing a highly intuitive way for physicians to electronically enter orders and view results for diagnostic laboratory and radiology tests gives laboratories the tools they need to compete effectively with national providers for outreach revenue. It also supports extending increased revenue potential for other outpatient services offered by the healthcare enterprise.

The solution enhances coordination of care by providing timely and historical diagnostic patient data that ultimately delivers improved healthcare outcomes. This web-based solution provides connectivity that can streamline and automate test ordering and results delivery to community-based physicians. The system is fully integrated with Microsoft HealthVault, so results can be sent electronically directly to the patient's personal health record in HealthVault.

The Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provides incentives for the adoption of computerized health records, reducing medical errors, and lowering healthcare costs. The Physician Portal strategically supports the structure for electronic medical record adoption and connectivity within the laboratory outreach service line as well as the entire community it serves.

According to Richard Atkin, president and chief executive officer, "The Physician Portal delivers increased quality and safety, improved efficiency, and an enhanced ability to provide patient-centered care for the physician and the lab." He adds, "It enables the efficient and accurate ordering of community-based diagnostic tests, and delivers timely information to care providers, supporting the goals of the HITECH ACT, including cost effective, improved patient care processes."

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About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today's healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and Austin, currently invests over $2 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support toward companies realizing their full potential. Vista's investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing.

About Huntsman Gay Global Capital
Huntsman Gay Global Capital is a private equity firm that brings unrivaled experience to the middle market—offering all the advantages of both a strategic and a financial buyer in one firm. Co-founded by Jon M. Huntsman, one of the world's leading industrialists, and Robert C. Gay, a former managing director of Bain Capital, the firm focuses on middle market leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments. 

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