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CareTech Solutions Named “Best in KLAS” for Extensive IT Outsourcing Services

CareTech Awarded for Earning Highest Provider Scores in 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report; Award Follows Market-Leading Performance in Extensive IT Outsourcing 2008 Study from KLAS

TROY, Mich. – December 16, 2008 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today that it has won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) market segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report, published this week by KLAS.

“As economic conditions become more challenging, healthcare providers are under tremendous pressure to make every investment – and every dollar – count,” said KLAS President Adam Gale. “The Best in KLAS awards were created to help providers make smart buying decisions, allowing them to cut through the hype to identify companies, products and services that are the best-performing in the healthcare industry. The 2008 Best in KLAS honorees represent a select group of healthcare software and services vendors that have demonstrated leadership in working with customers to resolve issues and match expectations to reality.”

CareTech’s Best in KLAS distinction follows the company’s achievement of market-leading overall performance scores in the Extensive IT Outsourcing 2008 study released in September by KLAS. 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 is very pleased to have won the prestigious Best in KLAS Award for extensive IT outsourcing, as rated by healthcare professionals across the industry,” said Jim Giordano, President and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “CareTech’s Best in KLAS status builds on our growing success in the healthcare IT industry, and validates our commitment to bringing together the IT tools, the expertise and the best practices needed to meet and exceed our clients’ needs for improved patient care as enabled through technology.”

KLAS is an independent research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare technology vendors. The 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report details vendor performance evaluations collected from healthcare executives and professionals over the past 13 months in the categories of HIT Software and Professional Services.

©2008 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. KLAS website www.KLASresearch.com

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology services 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.

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For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

CONTACT:
Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions
(248) 823-0900
jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

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