MEDSEEK, the provider of the healthcare industry’s only enterprise strategic patient engagement and management solutions, today announced the winners of the eHealth Excellence Awards during the 2012 eHealth Client Congress in Washington, DC. Norton Healthcare, Alegent Healthcare, Advocate Healthcare, Lakeland Healthcare and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant were recognized by MEDSEEK for their leadership in the fields of ePatient Engagement, ePatient Experience, eMarketing Innovation, Employee Engagement, and Physician Engagement. “MEDSEEK is committed to strategic patient and physician engagement and the digital transformation of health care,” said Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO. “So it is with great pleasure that we recognize the achievements of our healthcare clients who share that commitment. Forward-thinking healthcare organizations such as Advocate, Alegent, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, Lakeland and Norton are leading the way by deploying cost-effective digital health solutions to engage patients, physicians and employees, improve patient safety and outcomes and also reduce costs and find new revenues.”Norton Healthcare received the award for excellence in ePatient Engagement. Norton’s award-winning mobile experience app for Android, iPhone and iPad platforms gives patients real time access to Norton’s network of physicians, hospitals and urgent and specialty care centers. The app enables patients find locations and physicians and request an appointment from mobile devices, watch health-related videos, research conditions through a symptom navigator, browse healthy recipes, and register for a range of free classes and wellness events.Alegent Healthcare was recognized for ePatient Experience leadership. Alegent’s consumer site features compelling site design and content, in addition to demonstrating excellence in structure and navigation, functionality, interactivity and overall prospective patient experience.Advocate Healthcare has embraced digital marketing technology to extend the Advocate brand and drive patient retention. Advocate was recognized with the 2012 eHealth Excellence Award for eMarketing Innovation for its use of new technologies including predictive modeling and targeted messaging to engage patients, find new sources of revenue and realize new cost savings.Lakeland HealthCare received the 2012 eHealth Excellence Award for Employee Engagement. The award recognizes Lakeland’s deployment of the myLakeland Intranet that unites employees with common traits and cost effectively supports the education and ongoing development of all levels of staff to improve employee efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction. Receiving the 2012 award for Excellence in Physician Engagement is the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The Ontario-based LHIN uses the MEDSEEK-powered ClinicalConnect Physician Provider Portal, which provides physicians a patient-centered data aggregation and clinical knowledge exchange to inform point-of-service care decisions, improve patient safety and care outcomes, reduce costs and drive physician satisfaction. To learn how MEDSEEK is helping hospitals and health systems strategically engage and manage patients, raise revenues, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes, please visit medseek.com or call 1.888.MEDSEEK.