Sunquest Customers Present Real-World Solutions to Improving Productivity and Patient Safety at HIMSS08

| February 19, 2008
HIMSS 2008 Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory information systems, today announced that senior executive, technical, and medical representatives from four leading hospitals will deliver presentations about solving real-world healthcare enterprise problems at the Sunquest booth during the HIMSS08 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presenters will provide details about improving workflow and productivity, increasing patient safety, automation in the laboratory, and the impact of converging IT trends and technologies on the hospital enterprise. The presentations are relevant to all healthcare enterprises as they address universal problems and emerging trends in the industry.

It is important and valuable for industry thought leaders from leading healthcare organizations to share their knowledge and experiences at industry events like HIMSS, said Rob Smalling, vice president of client services at Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. Sunquest gratefully acknowledges its distinguished presenters for their time and for their contribution to the industry.

HIMSS Speaking Schedule for Sunquest Customers

Monday, 2/25/2008 2:15 pm
Speaker:      William A. Fera, M.D.,
              Director of Medical IT Software/Solutions
Organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
              Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Title: Pay for Performance: The Importance of Integrating Laboratory
Results in the EMR
Abstract: Laboratory results are used in a large percentage of medical
care decisions. Dr. Fera discusses how integrating those results into
the electronic record is crucial in the world of pay-for-performance.
Monday, 2/25/2008  5:00 pm
Tuesday, 2/25/2008 11:45 am & 3:15 pm
Speaker:        Patrick J. O'Sullivan MS, MT (ASCP) SBB,
                Laboratory Administrative Director
Organization:   Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
Title: Bedside Phlebotomy: How Technology Enables Patient Safety and
Process Improvement
Abstract: Hear how the laboratory at Florida Hospital of Orlando has
successfully implemented bedside phlebotomy technology in conjunction
with LEAN initiatives to drive process improvements.
Tuesday, 2/26/2008   10:45 am
Wednesday, 2/27/2008 11:45 am & 4:00 pm
Speaker:      Mark Tuthill, M.D., Division Head, Pathology Informatics
Organization: Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan
Title: How Information Technology Helps Automate the Pathology Lab
Abstract: Learn about Henry Ford Hospital's success in integrating
barcoding, tracking, synoptic reporting, and result auto-verification
into laboratory processes.
Tuesday, 2/26/2008   4:15 pm
Wednesday, 2/27/2008 10:45 am & 3:00 pm
Speaker:        Bruce Friedman, M.D., Active Emeritus
                Professor of Pathology
Organization:   Department of Pathology, University of Michigan,
                Ann Arbor, Michigan (Note: The University of Michigan
                is not a customer of Sunquest products or services.)
Title: Radiology+Pathology+PACS: How Convergence Impacts IT Planning
Abstract: Many industry experts are predicting that the diagnostic
skills of radiologists and pathologists will merge to a single
diagnostic discipline. Combined with emerging molecular technologies,
what will hospital IT need to accommodate the new Department of
Diagnostic Medicine?

About Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., is a market leader in clinical data management with more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. For over twenty-five years, the company has been dedicated to providing best-of-breed solutions that enable quality patient care, clinical safety, and operational efficiencies. Its dedicated sales and technical service teams deliver 24×7 assistance to customers for their procurement, implementation, and customer care needs. The Sunquest Laboratory system achieved "Best in KLAS" in the Laboratory Segment for 2007, which was its fourth consecutive year, (KLAS Enterprises, LLC,

Sunquests professional services division provides a wide array of management and technical tools, including lab redesign and optimization, outreach and lab network program development, and operational business and implementation plans in addition to HIPAA compliance assessment and implementation services. For more information, call 800-748-0692 or visit:

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