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CareTech Solutions Improves Healthcare Technology Assessment Process with CareNavigator™

Software application tool provides accurate, meaningful assessment of the performance of healthcare organizations’ current technology investments

Troy, Mich. – May 2, 2005 — CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) outsourcing company for hospitals and health systems, unveiled today its CareNavigator™ system, an application assessment tool CareTech has developed that provides healthcare executives with an easy-to-interpret visual dashboard charting the performance of an organization’s software applications and infrastructure.

“The CareNavigator dashboard provided us an at-a-glance view of our entire application portfolio that detailed which applications are returning value while showing us which applications need attention. We plan on using the dashboard to map our IT strategy for the next several years”, said Gary Ley, CEO at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, MI.

The CareNavigator system analyzes the performance and utilization of current technology investments within the hospital, while significantly shortening the on-site assessment process. CareTech Solutions’ analysts work with IT and department staff in each area of the hospital to answer an established set of quality indicators that rates an applications’ effectiveness. Responses are immediately tabulated and plotted on a metered color-coded scale. The scale indicates the application’s current use and return to the operations of each department. The executive suite will find this easy to read application assessment a valuable tool in understanding the entire portfolio of software applications that their IT departments are managing.

“As the healthcare industry increasingly moves more information systems into a digital format, it becomes evermore crucial to ensure the right technology is in place for hospitals and healthcare systems to access that data,” said CareTech Solutions Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Patrick Milostan. “CareTech’s CareNavigator system accelerates a process that used to take weeks, allowing our customers to obtain the necessary intelligence on which to base their business decisions within a matter of days.”

Once the analysis is completed, the CareNavigator dashboard provides healthcare executives with a straightforward overview of the performance of software applications currently in place, as well as recommendations on which technology should be kept in place and which should be upgraded for increased organizational efficiency, cost reductions, and patient satisfaction.

About CareTech Solutions
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 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 technology 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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