Quest Diagnostics to Showcase Its Award-Winning Healthcare IT Connectivity Solutions at HIMSS13

  Quest Diagnostics to Showcase Its Award-Winning Healthcare IT Connectivity
                             Solutions at HIMSS13

IT solutions enable physicians, hospitals, patients, ACOs and payers to be
smart, synchronized and connected

PR Newswire

NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the
world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, is presenting its
award-winning healthcare information technology (HIT) connectivity solutions
at HIMSS13. Quest Diagnostics offers the broadest access to diagnostic
information services through its network of laboratories and through its HIT
network which connects acute and ambulatory environments, spans more than
310,000 physicians in over 95,000 offices and is interoperable with 15,000 EMR
connections with more than 200 vendors.

Advanced healthcare IT solutions are critical to meet the demands of health
systems as stakeholders seek to meaningfully improve healthcare, drive
efficiency, and accelerate interoperability among acute and ambulatory
environments. Quest Diagnostics HIT connectivity solutions support multiple
healthcare stakeholders, integrate platforms, and optimize workflows
strategically across health systems. The result is a connected healthcare
system with access to critical diagnostic insights through an open, compatible
secure network.

"Our HIT platform was developed to provide healthcare professionals with a
comprehensive suite of interoperable HIT solutions and programs that support
informed decision making, allowing users to be smart, synchronized and
connected," said Philip S. Present, Vice President and General Manager,
Care360 Products. "With Quest Diagnostics' leadership in the delivery of
large-scale clinical information, complete with Six Sigma quality and
security, we are committed to putting knowledge in the hands of the providers,
the patient, payers and their communities of care."

The key pillars of Quest Diagnostic's connectivity platforms are being
showcased at the HIMSS 2013 Conference this week in New Orleans at booth
#3927, where the company's HIT executives and healthcare thought-leaders will
share the company's HIT solutions that address the top priorities of CIOs and
CFOs: health system efficiency and enhanced connectivity.

Quest Diagnostics executives are showcasing the following HIT tools:

Tools for ACOs and Physician-to-Hospital Connectivity:

  oCare360®: More than 1.2 million health care providers, 310,000 physicians
    in 95,000 physician offices use the Care360 platform for fast and easy
    access to patient health information through Care360 Lab Orders and
    Results, ePrescribing and Care360 Electronic Health Records (EHR). Our
    next generation of connectivity will expand the technologies for order
    decision support, enhanced mobility, interoperability, and condition-based
    views.

       oCare360® EHR: Rated Black Book's #1 Top EHR vendor for 2-5 physician
         group practices for 2013, Care360 EHR is a cloud-based solution that
         allows physicians to transition key activities from paper to
         electronic management in a stepwise approach. With a wide range of
         capabilities, including electronic lab order management, clinical
         messaging, ePrescribing, clinical documentation tools, document
         management and multi-system interoperability, Care360 EHR accelerates
         adoption and has the features physicians can utilize anytime,
         anywhere via iPhone® and other mobile devices, as well as the next
         generation of iPad® tablets.
       oCare360® Data Exchange: This structured, secure and robust data
         exchange connects acute and ambulatory care settings – helping to
         bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient worlds and between
         PCPs and specialists. The Care360 platform allows the exchange of lab
         histories, patient health histories, population management reports,
         clinical decision support and direct secure messaging. Care360 Data
         Exchange helps providers quickly build a health care platform for
         better care coordination with the large network of community
         physicians on the Care360 platform.

Enterprise Business Intelligence and Process Management Tools:

  oChartMaxx® ECM: The next generation of ChartMaxx® includes Business
    Process Management (BPM)tools that incorporate award-winning software
    with Appian, the market leader in modern software. ChartMaxx ECM powered
    by Appian BPM will make data actionable with proactive alerts, dynamic
    dashboards, expanded views of patient and hospital data, and quick
    development of mobile apps to improve workflows. This eight-time 'Best in
    KLAS' Document Management and Imaging (DMI) product and the inclusion of
    the Enterprise Content Management solution enables healthcare
    organizations to see immediate process improvements that enhance
    performance results through the efficient collection, analysis and use of
    clinical, financial and administrative information including electronic
    documents and eForms. ChartMaxx® has been implemented in more than 140
    hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks capturing
    unstructured data to fill in the content gaps throughout the enterprise,
    integrating with enterprise hospital EHRs, and automating workflows. 

Patient Engagement Tools:

  oGazelle®: Winner of a 2012 CIO 100 Award, Gazelle is a mobile health
    application that empowers the patient to see, store and share his or her
    personal health information. Patients can store various healthcare
    providers' names and contact information, immunization records and medical
    records. In addition, patients can make an appointment, monitor blood
    pressure and weight, store vital health stats, allergies to foods or
    medications and the names and numbers of prescriptions and their dosages.

HCIT Vendor-to-Vendor Interoperability:

  oQuest Diagnostics Health IT Quality Solutions™: Through this quality
    certification program, Quest Diagnostics supports quality EHR technology
    vendors to provide assurance to physicians that their choice of a
    qualified-certified EHR solution will facilitate effective laboratory data
    interoperability while meeting their clinical and business needs. To date,
    30 EHR solutions have metthe company'srigorous standards for
    certification in the Program's Gold and Silver tiers.
  oCare360® Seamless Integration With Large HIT Systems and Vendors: Care360
    has 15,000 EMR connections with 200 vendors and is expanding integration
    to major enterprise HIT systems and health information exchanges.
    ChartMaxx® uses a combination of HL7, Epic API and other functionality to
    provide integration points within EpicCare Inpatient, EpicCare Ambulatory,
    Prelude/ADT, Resolute Hospital Billing, Resolute Professional Billing and
    other systems including EpicWeb. The end result is seamless integration
    that provides users with the ability to access a wide variety of documents
    and information including scanned information such as patient ID,
    insurance cards and consent forms from directly within Epic screens.
  oLaboratory Information System Interface: Quest Diagnostics can implement
    standard reference laboratory interfaces developed to align with all of
    the major laboratory information systems (LIS), allowing systems to get a
    bi-directional interface implemented faster.

Tools to Facilitate Diagnostics Usage:

  oIntelliTest Manager™: This flexible online tool allows users to access new
    test information, test updates and changes based on their specific account
    utilization over the last 12 months. Users can also filter searches based
    on test utilization, helping to minimize the challenge of keeping up with
    changing test information.
  oQuest Diagnostics Joint Directory of Services: A customized online Joint
    Directory of Services (JDOS™) application that helps clients look up test
    codes, CPT codes, specimen requirements, reference ranges and clinical
    usage information to assist them in choosing the right test(s) for their
    patients. This service can be provided via the Web, printed book or
    CD-ROM.

For more information on Quest Diagnostics' HIT Connectivity Solutions to stay
informed, synchronized and connected, visit the Quest Diagnostics Healthcare
IT Theatre in Booth #3927 at HIMSS 2013
(http://care360.questdiagnostics.com/himss.cfm) or visit
http://care360.com/pr.

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information
services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions.
The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic information services
through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides
interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff.
Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and
advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient
care. Additional information is available at QuestDiagnostics.com. Follow us
at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.

About Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT Connectivity Solutions
With more than 1.2 million providers, 310,000 physicians in over 95,000
locations, the Care360® network can easily connect health systems to
affiliated physicians in the community or across the country. With a wide
range of capabilities including electronic health records, lab order
management, clinical messaging, ePrescribing, clinical documentation tools,
document management and multi-system interoperability, clinical decision
support, and population health management reports, Care360 is web-based with
the features that physicians want to access key patient information, anytime,
anywhere via the iPhone^®, iPad^® and other mobile devices. As a demonstration
of commitment to empowering better health care, in 2012 Quest Diagnostics
donated $10.5 million in grants to help doctors become connected through the
Care360 Electronic Health Record. For more information, visit www.Care360.com.

Quest Diagnostic Contacts:
Media: Davette Shorter, Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
and Care360 Products at 551-697-1463

SOURCE Quest Diagnostics

Website: http://www.QuestDiagnostics.com