CareTech Solutions, Inc. and Yampa Valley Medical Center Sign IT Outsourcing Agreement

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – January 9, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, announced a five-year Information Technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) effective January 7, 2002. The outsourcing contract with the medical center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado expands CareTech Solutions’ market to include western states.

CareTech Solutions will support and maintain YVMC’s data center operations, applications and voice information systems; facilitate physician connectivity; and provide CIO services and technical resources for the development and implementation of the medical center’s strategic technology plan.

“We are very pleased to be associating with CareTech Solutions,” said Karl Gills, Chief Executive Officer of YVMC. “I think that they will be able to assist us in our long-term objectives for enhancing our information technology services within our organization and with our physicians.”

CareTech Solutions employs full-time healthcare IT professionals and has access to a large flexible pool of resources from its business partners. CareTech Solutions will leverage its resources and relationships to establish an environment of cooperation with an emphasis on improving YVMC’s service levels.

“We are thrilled to add YVMC to our client base. This contract strengthens CareTech Solutions’ commitment to the rural market and continues to enhance our unique service offerings to our rural clients,” said Philip Spinelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CareTech Solutions, Inc.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, the leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing, delivers the innovative solutions and services necessary to manage healthcare organizations’ IT investment.

Working with healthcare providers, CareTech Solutions develops and implements information technology business solutions that result in measurable improved IT performance and reduced business costs. For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit its web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

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Philip J. Spinelli
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CareTech Solutions, Inc.
248.233.3080

CareTech Solutions, Inc. and Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Announce 10-Year Total IT Outsourcing Agreement

Southfield, Mich. – June 5, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, and Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. (Oakwood), today announced a new comprehensive outsourcing agreement for information technology (IT) services effective June 1, 2002.

The ten-year agreement, valued at approximately $250 million, expands the scope and term of CareTech Solutions’ relationship with Oakwood from a five-year service agreement to a total IT outsourcing partnership. Under the new agreement, CareTech Solutions will provide comprehensive outsourcing services and support including data center operations, help desk, desktop, network, voice, applications and information systems and provide technical resources for implementation of the medical center’s strategic information technology plan.

Jerry Fitzgerald, Oakwood President and Chief Executive Officer remarked, “Our IT strategies are key to Oakwood continuing its successful record of providing excellent patient care, system growth and cost containment. CareTech Solutions has proven to be a true strategic partner who clearly understands and performs to Oakwood’s business and technology objectives. Oakwood’s decision to further develop the relationship with CareTech Solutions speaks to our satisfaction with the exceptional value this partnership has delivered.”

The agreement with Oakwood Healthcare marks the second contract renewal for CareTech Solutions in 2002. The corporation recently announced a new 10-year total IT outsourcing agreement with the Detroit Medical Center worth $750 million.

“These contract renewals highlight CareTech Solutions’ commitment to maintaining successful long-term partnerships with our outsourcing clients,” said Philip Spinelli, CareTech Solutions Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our proven track record of delivering flexible, customized solutions and pricing that best meet the complex needs and business objectives of our clients helps ensure the success of these relationships.”

CareTech Solutions has outsourcing agreements in urban, suburban and rural healthcare markets, from small hospitals to large integrated health systems in both academic and non-academic environments. The firm has signed outsourcing contracts valued in excess of $1.2 billion since entering the healthcare IT outsourcing market in 1998.

“CareTech Solutions is committed to implementing IT business solutions for Oakwood that improve the return on investment in information technology,” said Jim Giordano, CareTech Solutions Chief Financial Officer. “We are confident that Oakwood will continue to benefit from reduced IT costs, improved system performance, additional capabilities and leveraged services throughout the life of the agreement with CareTech Solutions.”

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, the leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing, delivers the innovative solutions and services necessary to manage healthcare organizations’ IT investment.

Working with healthcare providers, CareTech Solutions develops and implements information technology business solutions that result in measurable improved IT performance and reduced business costs. For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit its web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

About Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
Oakwood Healthcare System is a comprehensive regional network of hospitals, healthcare centers, skilled nursing centers and related healthcare facilities. Oakwood has a medical staff of more than 1,200 doctors, and provides service to more than 1.2 million people in 35 southeastern Michigan communities. Oakwood’s specialty services include women’s and children’s health (including high-risk obstetrics and neonatal care), geriatrics, emergency care, cancer care and cardiology. Oakwood was named one of the top 100 cardiology programs in the nation for three consecutive years. Oakwood is affiliated with the schools of medicine at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan and is a member of the University of Michigan Cancer Center Network. With more than 9,000 associates, Oakwood is the second-largest employer in suburban Wayne County. For more information about Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, call 800-543-WELL.

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Philip J. Spinelli
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Sales and Marketing
CareTech Solutions, Inc.
248.233.3080

CareTech Solutions, Inc. and Detroit Medical Center Announce New 10-Year IT Outsourcing Agreement

Southfield, Mich. – June 5, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC), today announced a new comprehensive Information Technology (IT) outsourcing agreement. The new agreement, announced at a formal ceremony on May 6, is retroactive to January 1, 2002.

The ten-year total IT outsourcing agreement, valued at $750 million, expands the scope and term of CareTech Solutions’ relationship with DMC beyond their original agreement and includes DMC’s seven hospitals, multiple outpatient facilities and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Under the new agreement, CareTech Solutions will provide services and support for DMC’s data center operations, help desk, desktop, network, voice, applications and information systems and provide technical resources for implementation of the medical center’s strategic information technology plan. The agreement also provides for the on-going support of DMC’s minority-owned supplier commitments.

“We made significant progress toward meeting our strategic IT objectives during the first three years of our outsourcing partnership with CareTech Solutions,” said Don Ragan, Ph.D., DMC Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “The partnership has provided measurable value by strengthening our IT capabilities while contributing to the financial recovery of the DMC. We are confident that this expanded relationship provides DMC with the technical tools, talent, and leveraged services we need to continue leading the way in putting technology to work for the delivery of excellent patient care.”

During the first phase of its initial outsourcing partnership with CareTech Solutions, DMC significantly reduced IT spending and increased IT functionality, reduced its IT operating budget, increased charge capture and implemented revenue cycle enhancements. DMC also realized annual savings in vendor/maintenance support costs and reduced costs further through flexible staffing. During the same period, CareTech Solutions expanded DMC’s technical infrastructure, refreshing existing technology, implementing new applications and functionality, and improving access – adding more users, locations and modalities. The efforts resulted in improved patient care and a healthier DMC.

“CareTech Solutions has a proven track record of delivering comprehensive, successful outsourcing solutions,” said Philip Spinelli, CareTech Solutions Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We provide flexible, customized solutions and pricing designed to meet the complex needs of our healthcare clients. Our approach ensures improved services in the clinical, financial and administrative environments with substantial cost savings. We are pleased to continue providing DMC with the high level of service and satisfaction they have become accustomed to during the first phase of our partnership.”

CareTech Solutions has outsourcing agreements in urban, suburban and rural healthcare markets, from small hospitals to large integrated health systems in academic and non-academic environments. The firm has signed outsourcing contracts valued in excess of $1.2 billion since entering the healthcare IT outsourcing market in 1998.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, the leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing, delivers the innovative solutions and services necessary to manage healthcare organizations’ IT investment.

Working with healthcare providers, CareTech Solutions develops and implements information technology business solutions that result in measurable improved IT performance and reduced business costs. For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit its web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

About Detroit Medical Center
The largest healthcare provider in Michigan, DMC operates seven hospitals, two nursing centers and more than 100 outpatient facilities throughout southeast Michigan, and is affiliated with Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. A nonprofit corporation, established in 1985, the DMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Detroit. The system has more than 2000 licensed beds, 3000 affiliated physicians and serves as the teaching and clinical research site for Wayne State University, the nation’s fourth largest medical school.

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

CareTech Solutions Appoints Patrick Milostan Chief Technology Officer

 

Southfield, Mich. — August 14, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, today announced the appointment of Patrick Milostan to the position of chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this position, he will report directly to the office of the president.

Milostan is responsible for directing CareTech Solutions’ information technology (IT) efforts, including oversight of IT application and operations. He will also direct the selection of software and hardware to more effectively leverage IT resources across the organization. Initially, Milostan will focus on consolidating services for enhanced efficiency, as well as supporting the sales team in their ongoing efforts to provide industry-leading solutions for CareTech Solutions’ customers.

“Pat brings more than 20 years of experience in information services to CareTech Solutions,” said Jim Giordano, CareTech Solutions chief financial officer. “I am confident that he will be a valuable asset to our organization in evaluating our current assets and ensuring that they are used to their fullest potential. Pat’s efforts will help CareTech Solutions maintain its leadership position in the management of healthcare information as we move forward.”

Previously, Milostan was vice president and chief information officer for Hurley Medical Center – a $300 million regional referral center in Flint, Michigan. He had operational responsibility for information services, medical records, service access management and admitting. Before joining Hurley in 1995, Milostan was director of Financial, Administrative and Managed Care Systems at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

Milostan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. In addition, he holds a certificate in data processing from Control Data Institute in Southfield, Mich.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, the leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing, delivers the innovative solutions and services necessary to manage healthcare organizations’ IT investment.

Working with healthcare providers, CareTech Solutions develops and implements information technology business solutions that result in measurable improved IT performance and reduced business costs. For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit its web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

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

CareTech Solutions, Inc. Wins Internet Access/Voice Contract With Straith Hospital

Southfield, Mich. – November 14, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, announced a one-year contract to provide Information Technology (IT) services to Straith Hospital in Southfield, Michigan effective January 14, 2002.

The contract includes providing Internet access and voice move/add/change services. This partnership will provide Straith Hospital with improved service and all necessary resources for the contracted IT.

CareTech Solutions employs full-time healthcare IT professionals and has access to a large flexible pool of resources from its business partners. CareTech Solutions will leverage its resources and relationships to establish an environment of cooperation with an emphasis on improving Straith Hospital’s service levels.

“Straith Hospital represents an exciting new win, leveraging CareTech Solutions success with our current clients in support of the development of our rural and small hospital client base,” said Philip Spinelli, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CareTech Solutions, Inc.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, the leader in healthcare information technology outsourcing, delivers the innovative solutions and services necessary to manage healthcare organizations’ IT investment.

Working with healthcare providers, CareTech Solutions develops and implements information technology business solutions that result in measurable improved IT performance and reduced business costs. For additional information regarding CareTech Solutions, contact the corporate offices in Southfield, Michigan at 248.233.3080 or visit its web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

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

CareTech Solutions Designs and Manages Award-Winning, Innovative Healthcare Web Site

Oakland Virtual Medical Center Receives eHealthcare Strategy and Trends Leadership Award

Southfield, MI. – December 18, 2002 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, announced today that the web site it designed, implemented and manages for Oakland Virtual Medical Center (OVMC) has been awarded a national eHealthcare Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Seventh Annual Healthcare Internet and Technology Conference for the medical center’s innovative web site.

“CareTech Solutions’ web services group turned our concept into a reality and exceeded our expectations in the process,” said Michael Salesin, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, OB/GYN Department and a member of the Oakland Virtual Medical Center physician leadership team. “The site’s online services offer tremendous value to area physicians, and the professional appearance of the site is essential to its acceptance by the end users. The ease of use is another hallmark of the expertise of the designers of the site. We cannot compliment them enough!”

OVMC’s web site, launched in June 2002, allows physicians in southeastern Michigan – regardless of hospital affiliation – to schedule appointments online for ancillary services including MRIs, CTs, mammograms and outpatient surgery at any Oakland Virtual Medical Center facility. Physicians have immediate online access to view patient charts, lab results and other digital images.

“We are pleased to be a key contributor of OVMC’s innovative use of web-enabled applications for the advancement of patient care,” said Pat Milostan, CareTech Solutions Chief Technology Officer. “CareTech Solutions will continue to enhance the site’s capabilities through our on-going development and management efforts.”

In November 2001, the CareTech Solutions and Compuware web services team won two eHealthcare Leadership Awards for the design and development of Detroit Medical Center’s web site – www.dmc.org. The two platinum awards – the highest award for Best Overall Internet Site and Best Interactive Site were presented at the Sixth Annual Healthcare Internet and Technology Conference in Las Vegas.

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards are sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends – the leading Internet publication and online resource. In 2002, over 1000 entries were received from healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical firms and business improvement/vendor sites. Organizations of comparable type, size and resources competed for the awards in various classifications.

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.

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

CareTech Solutions, Inc. Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Southfield, Mich. – January 7, 2003 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, today announced that James J. Giordano has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective immediately. In his new position, Giordano will assume overall management responsibility and provide leadership and direction for the continued growth of the organization.

Since 1999, Giordano has served as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CareTech Solutions, which specializes in healthcare information technology outsourcing. During that time, he was instrumental in growing the company from $54 million to over $100 million in annual revenue. Under his leadership as CFO, CareTech also strengthened existing client relationships, successfully renewing three of its largest contracts.

Peter Karmanos, Jr., Chairman of CareTech Solutions’ Board of Directors and Chairman and CEO of Compuware Corporation, commented “Jim brings the comprehensive industry knowledge and leadership qualities that will successfully take CareTech Solutions into the future. His commitment to delivering true value to clients through sustained long term relationships is the hallmark of his leadership style and will serve CareTech well.”

Giordano has over 20 years of business and financial management experience. Before joining CareTech Solutions, he was with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) for 13 years. There he was responsible for the financial aspects of the EDS spin-off from General Motors as well as Controller for the Saturn automotive company. Previous to that, Giordano held management and leadership positions with Wang Laboratories and Unisys.

Giordano holds an MBA from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a bachelor of science degree in finance and managerial economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is vice-chair of the Alumni Board of Governors for the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a member of the Financial Executive International Organization.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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CareTech Solutions, Inc.
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CareTech Solutions, Inc. and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Sign IT Outsourcing Agreement

Southfield, Mich. – June 12, 2003 – CareTech Solutions, Inc., the healthcare affiliate of Compuware Corporation, today announced a five-year Information Technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) of Rochester, Michigan. The agreement became effective on June 11, 2003.

Under the agreement, CHMC will utilize CareTech Solutions as a strategic partner and employ its full spectrum of IT outsourcing services including operations and applications management, administrative support and consulting services for CHMC’s hospital, affiliated outpatient centers and physician practices. CareTech Solutions also assumes management over CHMC’s information services staff, which transitioned to CareTech Solutions as part of the agreement.

“Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has undertaken an $86 million facility and program reinvestment to benefit patients, community and staff. Coupled with this is our investment in advanced clinical and business IT solutions that will assist us in delivering state-of-the-art patient care. We selected CareTech Solutions as our strategic IT partner in order to ensure that Crittenton’s investment in IT yields the expected improvements in quality of care, efficiency and financial returns,” said Bart Buxton, Crittenton Chief Operating Officer. “We have been exceptionally pleased with the Cerner expertise CareTech has demonstrated. Their involvement in the system implementation has accelerated the pace of the project while ensuring that clinical and operational efficiencies will be achieved.”

Of particular value for CHMC in this relationship is CareTech’s Cerner Millennium clinical information system expertise. CareTech’s experienced Cerner team will deliver technical and operational expertise to CHMC for identifying and meeting user requirements, planning, implementation, performance testing, monitoring, training, documentation and user readiness.

As part of this comprehensive solution, CareTech Solutions will leverage its significant resources to assist CHMC take full advantage of its investment in IT. In addition to high quality day-to-day management of IT operations, CHMC will benefit from customized solutions, rapid deployment of new technology, proven tools, time-tested methodologies, leveraged purchasing power and access to a larger pool of technical resources with healthcare expertise.

“We are pleased to have been selected as Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s IT partner and look forward to bringing our experience, knowledge and expertise to assist them in achieving their strategic objectives. The comprehensive, flexible outsourcing solution we deliver will result in immediate, measurable value for CHMC,” stated Philip Spinelli, CareTech Solutions Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester/Rochester Hills is a 290 bed not-for-profit community hospital, offering a full range of emergency and ambulatory services and specialized programs including intensive care, occupational medicine, pediatric urgent care, obstetrics, radiation oncology, imaging and diagnostics, sleep and neurophysiology medicine, orthopedics, hospice and weight management. For more information, visit www.crittenton.com or go to AOL Keyword: Crittenton.

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.

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