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CareTech Solutions to Continue as Information Technology Partner To The Detroit Institute for Children

DETROIT, Mich. – December 10, 2008 – CareTech Solutions, 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 Detroit Institute for Children (The DIC) with IT outsourcing services, continuing a strategic partnership that began in April 2005. Under the terms of the agreement, CareTech Solutions will continue to provide The DIC with a full range of IT services, including support of the facility’s service desk, applications, computer network, data center and telephony system.

“The decision to renew our contract with CareTech Solutions was rooted in CareTech’s proven understanding of how IT should support our staff’s efforts to deliver the best diagnostic, medical and rehabilitative services to improve the care we provide our patients,” said Mike Wooley, chief executive officer of The Detroit Institute for Children. “CareTech has the technology and the expertise we need to continue to move The Detroit Institute for Children forward in support of our mission.”

Since becoming The DIC’s IT partner in 2005, CareTech Solutions has provided a wide range of technology installations and support, including implementation and support of the facility’s IT infrastructure. CareTech and its employees have also extended a high level of commitment to The DIC’s mission and have been steadfast participants in The DIC’s fundraising and volunteer efforts.

Jim Giordano, CareTech’s president and CEO, states that a thorough understanding of The DIC’s mission and operating environment – combined with CareTech’s commitment to exceeding customer expectations as evidenced by its market-leading performance in the KLAS 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study positioned CareTech as an ideal partner to manage the continuous evolution of The DIC’s IT infrastructure over the next five years.

“The Detroit Institute for Children began a major commitment in 2005 to enable delivery of better patient care through technology,” said Giordano. “CareTech is delighted to be able to continue as The DIC’s technology partner, leveraging our understanding of the institute’s operations, mission and goals to provide the tools needed to realize that commitment.”

About The Detroit Institute for Children

The Detroit Institute for Children is a leading center of excellence providing comprehensive and multi-disciplinary care for children and young adults with special health care needs. Child and family expectations are exceeded through evaluation, treatment, and education. Service is provided in a financially solvent environment sustaining a charitable mission.

For more information, please call 313-832-1100, or visit http://www.detroitchildren.org/.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology service 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.

CareTech Solutions leads the market in 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.

CONTACT:
Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions
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