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CareTech Extends IT Outsourcing Contract with The Christ Hospital

TROY, Mich. – July 22, 2009 – CareTech Solutions (www.caretechsolutions.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today it has signed a five-year renewal agreement to continue providing The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati, OH) with IT outsourcing services, continuing a strategic partnership that began in 2007. Under the terms of the agreement, CareTech will provide The Christ Hospital with a full range of IT infrastructure services, and Web products and services aligned with the hospital’s current IT needs.

“CareTech’s service as The Christ Hospital’s IT outsourcing provider has been exceptional over the past 18 months,” said Susan Croushore, president and CEO of The Christ Hospital. “CareTech played a key role in installing and supporting new IT infrastructure and business and clinical systems, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), in just eight months. It’s that kind of technological expertise and understanding of the hospital environment that made our decision to renew our agreement with CareTech an easy one.”

CareTech Solutions will continue to provide The Christ Hospital with the full spectrum of IT services in support of the hospital’s data center operations, help desk, desktop computing environment, network and websites. In addition, CareTech will continue to provide technical resources to support implementation of The Christ Hospital’s strategic information technology plan.

“The Christ Hospital has made a tremendous commitment to implementing advanced technology to provide the highest quality patient care,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “CareTech is proud to continue as The Christ Hospital’s technology partner and provide the best technology resources available to help meet the hospital’s patient care goals.”

About The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women’s health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. It is consistently recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals. For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit www.TheChristHospital.com.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day operations, CareTech offers clients expert services across the entire patient data lifecycle.

CareTech Solutions won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech’s Best in KLAS distinction follows the company’s achievement of leading overall performance scores in KLAS’ 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. CareTech’s overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale – the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive IT outsourcing performance in 2005. CareTech earned 100-percent scores in each of the “business indicator” categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.

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For more information, please visit www.caretechsolutions.com.

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