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."