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CareTech Solutions, Inc. and Blanchard Valley Health Association Sign IT Outsourcing Agreement

Southfield, Mich. – January 7, 2003 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, today announced a comprehensive Information Technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with Blanchard Valley Health Association (BVHA) of Findlay, Ohio, effective January 1, 2003.

The five-year agreement provides for operations and applications management, administrative support and consulting services for Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center’s Findlay and Bluffton hospital campuses. BVHA is a comprehensive health system that offers a full continuum of care to eight counties in the Northwest Ohio region.

In addition to providing high-quality day-to-day IT operations, CareTech Solutions will organize the IT environment to best support BVHA’s strategic direction, while minimizing costs and ensuring appropriate utilization of IT resources. CareTech Solutions also assumes management over BVHA’s information services staff, which transitioned to CareTech Solutions as part of the agreement.

“Full access to efficient, flexible technology is critical to BVHA achieving its clinical, financial and business objectives,” said John Bookmyer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We fully anticipate that our partnership with CareTech Solutions will provide BVHA with the services and resources necessary as we move into the future.”

According to Philip Spinelli, CareTech Solutions Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “CareTech has solid experience delivering customized, flexible solutions to our clients in all market segments. Our leveraged services enable the same level of high quality, cost-effective services that we provide to large integrated delivery networks. BVHA will benefit from improved system performance, new capabilities and access to our significant resources. We are very pleased to bring this expertise to BVHA and look forward to working with them.”

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.

About Blanchard Valley Health Association
Blanchard Valley Health Association is the non-profit parent corporation of an integrated regional health system located in Findlay, Ohio. BVHA provides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area in northwest Ohio. BVHA is also one of the largest employers in the area with over 1,500 associates. It is the mission of Blanchard Valley Health Association to continually improve the health status of the communities it serves.

Press Contact
Philip J. Spinelli
Vice President
Sales and Marketing
CareTech Solutions, Inc.
248.233.3080