Mendocino County Adopts EpiCenter for Community Health Surveillance

Pittsburgh, PA [June 15, 2018] — Health Monitoring and Mendocino County, California, recently finalized a two-year service agreement that will connect the county’s three hospitals to the EpiCenter™ syndromic surveillance system. These hospitals are Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, which together handled more than 50,000 patient visits in 2015.*

With this agreement, Mendocino became the seventh California county to engage the EpiCenter system, joining Alameda, Fresno, Humboldt, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

EpiCenter collects, stores, and analyzes de-identified registration data from hospitals and other healthcare facilities in near–real time. It provides public health with an up-to-the-minute view of population health conditions so that agency personnel have the information they need to address emergent situations promptly.  In Mendocino County, EpiCenter will gather data related to emergency department registrations and patient discharge dispositions.

“We are delighted to partner with the Mendocino County public health department.  This new relationship is particularly exciting, as it expands on the close relationships we have had with local health departments throughout California,” said Kevin Hutchison, Health Monitoring’s president and CEO.

About Health Monitoring

Health Monitoring  is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis.  The company processes and analyzes health‐related data in real time via a Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) approach.  The company’s software products enable clients to increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.

*2015 is the most recent year for which data is available.

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