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CareTech Solutions, Inc. and North Oakland Medical Centers Sign IT Outsourcing Agreement

Southfield, Mich. – January 9, 2003 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, today announced a five-year Information Technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with North Oakland Medical Centers (NOMC) of Pontiac Michigan. The agreement became effective on January 1, 2003.

Under the agreement, CareTech Solutions will provide a full spectrum of outsourcing services including operations and applications management, administrative support and consulting services for NOMC’s hospital, affiliated medical centers and physician practices. CareTech Solutions also assumes management over NOMC’s information services staff, which transitioned to CareTech Solutions as part of the agreement.

“We selected CareTech Solutions based on their proven ability to deliver the broad range of services we require now and in the future,” said Robert Davis, North Oakland Medical Centers’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership will provide NOMC with streamlined, efficient technology and processes, which will assist us in delivering cost-effective, high quality medical services to the communities we serve.”

CareTech Solutions will leverage its significant resources to assist NOMC take full advantage of its investment in IT. In addition to high-quality day-to-day management of IT operations, NOMC will benefit from customized solutions, rapid deployment of new technology, proven tools, time-tested methodologies and access to a large pool of technical resources with healthcare expertise.

“We are pleased to bring our experience, knowledge and expertise to North Oakland Medical Centers. NOMC can expect to realize immediate, measurable results in IT performance, satisfaction and costs,” stated Philip Spinelli, CareTech Solutions Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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 North Oakland Medical Centers
North Oakland Medical Centers, located in Pontiac, Michigan, operates a 366-bed hospital, an ambulatory care center, a physician practice program, several physician practices, a durable medical equipment company and a malpractice insurance organization. NOMC is a multi-facility acute care medical center, founded in 1910, and is considered a leader in maternity and neonatal care in northern Oakland County. In 1978, NOMC was designated as a Level III Regional Center for Neonatal Intensive Care, which is the highest rating a hospital can receive in the care and treatment of infants.

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