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CareTech Solutions announces Health Information Management services offering

Best practices coupled with advanced medical records management technologies improve services and reduce costs

Troy, Mich. — February 23, 2004 — CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) outsourcing company for hospitals and health systems, has announced a distinct offering for Health Information Management (HIM) consultation and outsourcing services. Through this new service offering CareTech will be able to provide clients management of HIM department operations, process re-engineering and improvement, and electronic medical record (EMR) implementations.

“The addition of HIM services is a natural extension of CareTech’s healthcare outsourcing capabilities,” said James Giordano, president and chief executive officer for CareTech Solutions. “We are committed to providing our clients with gold-standard HIM services that contribute to improved patient care while lowering healthcare costs.”

HIM outsourcing is recognized throughout the industry as a viable strategy for improving access to health information while reducing associated costs. Two key components of contemporary HIM department strategy are process re-engineering and, in some instances, implementation of medical records technology such as an electronic medical record. CareTech Solutions has the distinction of combining its network of HIM and IT resources to assist in efforts to implement the EMR, including product selection, defining HIM and end user functional requirements, and project management to facilitate a smooth, phased transition into the EMR

In some environments, implementation of an EMR program can be crucial to improve the timeliness and availability of health information by providing simultaneous, real-time access to information, and facilitating HIPAA compliance. Potential benefits of EMR implementation include:

  • Improved patient care, physician and customer satisfaction, resource allocation, HIM workflow and increased productivity
  • Reduced operating expenses
  • Greater cash flow resulting from a reduction in accounts receivable, and
  • Increased return on EMR investment when coordinated with HIM process reengineering.

From both a consulting and outsourcing perspective, CareTech’s comprehensive experience and knowledge of healthcare operations and healthcare IT ensures that medical records data requirements are managed in a cost-effective manner.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) outsourcing provider for hospitals and health systems, is committed to creating value for healthcare clients through customized, flexible information technology outsourcing solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. Based in Troy, MI, CareTech Solutions offers clients expert services in virtually every facet of information management from implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT and HIM operations for hospitals nationally. For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com.

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Kevin Sangsland
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Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions, Inc.
(248) 233-3080
jmeehan@cts-mail.com