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The Bedside Trust Selects Socialcast to Power Interactive Online Community for Medical Leaders

-- Enterprise social messaging company provides platform for first social network aimed at bringing healthcare executives together in an engaging open forum --

IRVINE, Calif. - January 26, 2009

The Bedside Trust, an innovative organizational development company established by medical professionals for the healthcare industry, has chosen Socialcast as the platform provider for The Bedside Trust Community. A provider of on-demand corporate social networks and microblogging solutions, Socialcast worked with The Bedside Trust to create a forum where leaders in healthcare can share ideas and insights, and pose questions to a faculty of nationally-recognized industry experts. The community is accessible at www.bedsidetrust.socialcast.com.

The Bedside Trust designs solutions specifically for the healthcare industry. The company works with medical teams who need to recruit and retain medical staff, establish lasting, effective process improvements and develop physician leadership programs to build engaging and high-performing medical communities. These efforts engage physicians in strategic planning. The Bedside Trust Community provides an open network to discuss new technologies, treatment plans and best practice tips, all working toward providing a positive patient experience.

Socialcast provides corporations of all sizes with a way to engage employees and capture the knowledge and innovation of their workforce. The on-demand platform includes many powerful features, such as microblogging, integration with iPhone, Gmail and Jabber, as well as the ability for users to import activity from third-party services, including Digg, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

The Web-based application is free for the first five users, and pricing ranges from $1-5 per user, per month for additional users. Companies can sign up directly online or call 1-877-WEB-20 to set up a free pilot program. To learn more about Socialcast, sign up for a free site or see a live demo, please visit http://www.socialcast.com or http://demo.socialcast.com.

 

Executive quote

“Enterprise social media tools maximize efficiency for healthcare companies and The Bedside Trust is working hard to provide the latest technology for its clients,” said Tim Young, CEO of Socialcast. “Socialcast is excited to continue to work with The Bedside Trust to create an effective network for knowledge sharing, aggregating and broadcasting information within the medical field. We believe the healthcare industry will benefit greatly from a forum in which to share tactics, strategies and tools for relational development in order to enhance the patient experience.”

Customer quote

“Our goal is to provide an expert network where we, as healthcare providers, administrators and executives, can find solutions to the industry’s most pressing issues,” said Dr. Brian Wong, founder of The Bedside Trust. “There exists a wealth of untapped information within organizations that have successfully tackled these pervasive problems. The Bedside Trust Community is a place where those successes, and the methods used to achieve them, can be shared with others and Socialcast provides us with the ideal platform.”

About the company

About Socialcast
As a proven, successful leader in the corporate knowledge management arena, Socialcast puts an entire company’s brain to work with its on-demand corporate social networks. Socialcast technology unites traditional intranet features with social networking functionality and a variety of Web feeds and tools to solve the problems of knowledge silos, generation gaps in the workplace and collaboration across geographic boundaries. Privately held, Socialcast is based in Irvine, CA and can be found online at www.socialcast.com.

Contact details

Press contacts:        
Amy Robinson / Katie Eakins                Brooke Van Natta
LEWIS PR for Socialcast                       Socialcast
(619) 677-2700                                  949-636-8787
socialcast@lewispr.com                        Brooke@socialcast.com


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