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CareTech Solutions Completes Campus-Wide Wireless Local Area Network for Southeast Michigan’s Garden City Hospital

  New Wireless Network Provides Garden City Hospital Patients and Visitors with On-Demand Internet Access and Allows Physicians Remote Access to Patient Information

Troy, Mich. – February 8, 2007 — CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced it has completed the implementation of a campus-wide wireless local area network (LAN) in southeast Michigan’s Garden City Hospital (GCH).

Completed in December 2006, GCH’s new wireless LAN will make Internet access available to patients and visitors located in patient rooms and common areas within the hospital’s campus, and will allow the hospital’s doctors and patient care providers secure, remote access to critical patient information, such as clinical protocols, patient care plans and laboratory test results, promoting patient safety. This solution combines the best elements of wireless networking to deliver scalable, manageable, and secure LANs to support the hospital’s technology applications.

CareTech Solutions’ wireless technology solution includes innovative Radio Frequency (RF) capabilities that provide GCH physicians and patient care providers real-time access to the hospital’s core business applications with proven, secure connectivity. Using wireless LANs and mobile computers, GCH now has the ability to facilitate a higher level of interactivity throughout the hospital.

“By incorporating wireless technology throughout the hospital, we are able to provide new applications and services that will improve hospital productivity and positively impact patient safety,” said Tom Daskalakis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Garden City Hospital. “This project is another example of CareTech Solutions’ commitment to maintaining our long term partnership by delivering the highest level of customer service and the right solutions to meet GCH’s information technology objectives.”

About Garden City Hospital

Located in Garden City, Michigan, Garden City Hospital provides comprehensive healthcare services, osteopathic medical education, and healthcare related programs to the community at large. For more information about Garden City Hospital, please call (734) 458-3300 or visit www.gchosp.org.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology 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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – Web Services products and solutions – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

CONTACT:

Jody Meehan

CareTech Solutions

(248) 233-3080

jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

 

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