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CareTech Solutions to Address Healthcare Professionals at American Health Information Management Association’s Convention and Exhibit

Leslie Mack to discuss implementation of electronic health record

Troy, Mich. – Oct. 9, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced its Senior Director of Health Information Management, Leslie Mack, will speak at the 78th American Health Information Management Association’s Convention and Exhibit in Denver Oct. 9-11.

Mack will co-present the session “Assessing Your HIM Operations Prior to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation” with Bambi Rose, RHIT, Certification Manager with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. The session will educate attendees on the importance of the process in order to begin implementation of EHR, an online patient record that streamlines and automates all medical updates, including medical history, immunizations and laboratory data.

“With recent momentum for hospitals and healthcare providers to move towards an EHR, health professionals are less likely to address existing HIM issues within its department, such as backlogs,” said Mack, recognized by the Michigan Health Information Management Association as its 2005 distinguished member. “It’s important to communicate that there are necessary steps to make the transition to EHR both efficient and effective, and part of this process is identifying any problems with the current HIM process. We’re excited to share best practices with our audience to help make the transition as smooth as possible.”

The session will be presented on Oct. 9, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

“After working with several clients to assist with the implementation of EHR, we’ve learned the biggest barrier is allowing adequate time to transition the paper records to the electronic and online system,” said Rose. “Our objective is to emphasize the planning required to implement the conversion and help healthcare providers put into practice the necessary steps.”

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management services provider for hospitals and health systems, is committed to creating value for clients through customized, flexible 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.

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