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CareTech Tops List of Winners in Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition

Website Competition Honors Four CareTech Solutions Client-Hospital Websites for Industry Excellence

TROY, Mich. – October 13, 2009 – CareTech Solutions (www.CareTechSolutions.com), an information technology (IT) and web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today that four of its client-hospital websites are winners in the Web Marketing Association’s 2009 WebAward competition.

The Christ Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio (www.thechristhospital.com), a CareTech Solutions client since 2007, received the “Outstanding Website” WebAward in the competition’s healthcare provider category. CareTech’s Web Services team worked alongside staff of The Christ Hospital to develop a Website that connects patients and visitors to their own healthcare and that of their families and friends in a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate manner.

“We are committed to providing a high quality on line experience for our patients, their families, and our community at large,” said Heather Adkins, vice president and Chief Marketing Officer, The Christ Hospital. ”We work diligently to offer a site that is functional, educational, and is part of the personalized health care experience we strive to provide. We appreciate our partnership with CareTech and are so pleased to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association.”

In addition, three CareTech client-hospital websites – Broward Health of Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (www.browardhealth.org), Oakwood Health System (www.oakwood.org) and another major university affiliated teaching hospital – received “Standard of Excellence” awards in the healthcare provider category.

“The Web has largely become the first stop for consumers seeking health information, making it imperative that hospitals use their websites as strategic and interactive tools to engage and retain patients,” said Chris Catallo, executive director of web services and products, CareTech Solutions. “The Christ Hospital, Broward Health and Oakwood Health System each exemplify the gold patient care and engagement standard by which other hospitals’ websites should be judged.”

Entries in this year’s Web Marketing Association WebAward competition were judged by a panel of experts in seven categories: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. For more information, visit www.webaward.org.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized 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. 

CareTech Solutions won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech’s Best in KLAS distinction follows the company’s achievement of leading overall performance scores in KLAS’ 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. 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 earned 100-percent scores in each of the “business indicator” categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.

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Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions
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Anne Santori
CareTech Solutions
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