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Oakland Virtual Medical Center Receives eHealthcare Strategy and Trends Leadership Award

Southfield, MI. – December 18, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, announced today that the web site it designed, implemented and manages for Oakland Virtual Medical Center (OVMC) has been awarded a national eHealthcare Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Seventh Annual Healthcare Internet and Technology Conference for the medical center’s innovative web site.

“CareTech Solutions’ web services group turned our concept into a reality and exceeded our expectations in the process,” said Michael Salesin, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, OB/GYN Department and a member of the Oakland Virtual Medical Center physician leadership team. “The site’s online services offer tremendous value to area physicians, and the professional appearance of the site is essential to its acceptance by the end users. The ease of use is another hallmark of the expertise of the designers of the site. We cannot compliment them enough!”

OVMC’s web site, launched in June 2002, allows physicians in southeastern Michigan – regardless of hospital affiliation – to schedule appointments online for ancillary services including MRIs, CTs, mammograms and outpatient surgery at any Oakland Virtual Medical Center facility. Physicians have immediate online access to view patient charts, lab results and other digital images.

“We are pleased to be a key contributor of OVMC’s innovative use of web-enabled applications for the advancement of patient care,” said Pat Milostan, CareTech Solutions Chief Technology Officer. “CareTech Solutions will continue to enhance the site’s capabilities through our on-going development and management efforts.”

In November 2001, the CareTech Solutions and Compuware web services team won two eHealthcare Leadership Awards for the design and development of Detroit Medical Center’s web site – www.dmc.org. The two platinum awards – the highest award for Best Overall Internet Site and Best Interactive Site were presented at the Sixth Annual Healthcare Internet and Technology Conference in Las Vegas.

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards are sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends – the leading Internet publication and online resource. In 2002, over 1000 entries were received from healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical firms and business improvement/vendor sites. Organizations of comparable type, size and resources competed for the awards in various classifications.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions is a recognized leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing. We provide healthcare organizations with flexible solutions that translate to improved performance, reduced costs, regulatory compliance and measurable improvements in patient and clinician satisfaction. CareTech’s customized solutions are designed to help our clients take advantage of new opportunities, meet unique challenges and focus on areas critical to their strategic success.

CareTech Solutions provides expert services in virtually every facet of information technology management, from implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations. Our products and services ensure that our clients’ investment in information technology results in a measurable contribution to their organization’s health and growth.

For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit the Company’s website at www.caretechsolutions.com.

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CareTech Solutions, Inc.
248.233.3080