Twenty-Five CareTech Solutions Clients Honored as Most Wired 2013


(TROY, July 26, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals announced today that twenty-five of its client hospitals were named Most Wired in the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. The award honors hospitals and health care systems that have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care.

“Congratulations to our Most Wired clients,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions.  “Each year we see more of our client hospitals earn this national distinction; and as their IT or Web partner, we’re honored to know our support has contributed to their digital progress.”

CareTech’s Most Wired clients:

Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Schaumburg, Ill.

CentraState Healthcare System – Freehold, N.J.

Continuum Health Partners – New York

Covenant Health – Knoxville, Tenn.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center – Rochester, Mich.

Detroit Medical Center – Detroit, Mich.

Dignity Health – San Francisco, Ca.

Gundersen Lutheran – La Crosse, Wis.

Inova Health System – Falls Church, Va.

Martin Health System – Stuart, Fla.

McLaren Northern Michigan – Petoskey, Mich.

Memorial Healthcare – Owosso, Mich.

Munson Medical Center – Traverse City, Mich.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center – Livingston, N.J.

Saint Luke’s Health System – Kansas City, Mo.

Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, Mass.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center – Syracuse, N.Y.

St. Luke’s University Health Network – Bethlehem, Pa.

Tampa General Hospital – Tampa, Fla.

The Christ Hospital – Cincinnati, Ohio

Yale New Haven Health System – New Haven, Conn.

 

The Most Wired: Small and Rural

Pocono Medical Center – East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Samaritan Regional Health System – Ashland, Ohio

The Most Improved

Allegiance Health – Jackson, Mich.

Holy Family Memorial – Manitowoc, Wis.

 

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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CareTech Solutions Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

Oakwood Healthcare Rewrites Book on Disaster Recovery

White Paper Documents Benefits Achieved by Michigan Healthcare Provider’s
Innovative Approach to Disaster Recovery

 

(TROY, Mich., Aug. 15, 2013) CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals, released today a new white paper documenting its customer’s revolutionary approach to disaster recovery. The paper shares several technology advancements made by Oakwood Healthcare that enabled the healthcare provider to shift from a costly, cold-site disaster recovery model to a more efficient warm-site model. 

“When you think about disaster recovery, it’s one of those areas usually down the priority list,” said Don Beyer, director of Technical Services for Oakwood Healthcare. “It’s viewed much like an insurance plan that you try to get good value for the amount of money you spend on it; hoping you never have to use it.”

Oakwood’s IT infrastructure is supported by CareTech Solutions, and together the two organizations challenged the conventional disaster recovery model as a program element in Oakwood’s implementation of its new electronic health record, Epic.

“Rather than thinking about disaster recovery as a separate, stand-alone requirement, we took a fresh look at it,” said Beyer. “We wanted to see if we could leverage our disaster recovery environment on a regular basis by using the available resources for maintenance, load balancing and relocation, rather than having resources sit idle until the world falls apart.”

To learn more about the financial and efficiency benefits achieved by Oakwood, you can read the entire white paper Slashing Downtime from 24 Hours to 24 Minutes.

About Oakwood Healthcare

Oakwood Healthcare is an independent, not-for-profit health care organization committed to improving the health and well-being of the individuals and communities in Wayne County. As one of the largest employers in the county, Oakwood provides acute, specialty, primary and preventative care services backed by excellence in research and education. With four acute care hospitals and more than 50 outpatient facilities, Oakwood’s 9,000 employees and 1,300 physicians represent nearly every medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty. Oakwood was also a finalist for the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

For more information, please visit www.oakwood.org.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 

Anne Santori, APR

Public Relations Manager

CareTech Solutions

Office:  248 -823-0908

Mobile: 248-312-8385

Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

 

Media Contact: 

Scott Spielman

Media Relations Officer

Oakwood Healthcare

Office:  313-586-5474

Mobile: 313-503.2542

Email: scott.spielman@oakwood.org

 

CareTech Solutions Contributes Expertise to HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee

(TROY, Mich., Sept. 18, 2013) CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider announced today that Jeff Bell, director of IT security and risk services, was selected to the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy and Security Committee.  Jeff, a certified security information systems professional (CISSP) leads CareTech’s information security risk assessment engagements for hospitals nationwide and frequently presents on the topic in healthcare forums. Jeff will begin his two-year term at the HIMSS Policy Summit on Capitol Hill, Sept. 18-19, 2013.

“The cases of patient information and privacy being compromised are sky rocketing as healthcare records move to a digital format,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions. “Knowing CareTech Solutions is recognized as an expert in this space through Jeff’s involvement with HIMSS is an honor; our clients’ value his experience and I know the industry will benefit too as he takes his seat and contributes to the Privacy and Security Committee.”

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

 

CareTech Solutions and Ten Clients Take Home Web Marketing Awards


(TROY, Mich. Sept. 30, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals announced today that ten of the company’s Web clients received 2013 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association.  Additionally, CareTech Solutions won an Information Services Standard of Excellence Award from the association.

CareTech Solutions’ client award winners:

Blessing Health System – Quincy, Ill.

Covenant Health – Knoxville, TN.

Detroit Medical Center – Detroit, Mich.

Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace – Detroit, Mich.

Gundersen Health System – La Crosse, Wis.

Inova Health System– Falls Church, Va.

Inspira Health Network – Bridgeton, N.J.

Oakwood Healthcare – Dearborn, Mich.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital – Covington, La.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, Ark.

 

Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best Web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

San Luis Valley Health Chooses CareTech Solutions’ iDoc


(TROY, Mich. Oct. 3, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals announced today that current client, San Luis Valley Health, purchased the company’s document management software, iDoc™, to enhance its medical record  and patient financial services workflow processes.

“As San Luis Valley Health continues on its journey to paperless delivery of care, the decision was made to use document management software in our medical record and patient financial services departments,” said Konnie Martin, CEO, San Luis Valley Health. “CareTech has been our trusted IT outsourcing partner for several years, so it only made sense that we consider iDoc, its document management solution. Not only is iDoc easy to use, but we were pleasantly surprised to learn that it would also generate a cost savings over the long term, and it integrates seamlessly with our McKesson electronic medical record system.”

About San Luis Valley Health

Located in Alamosa, Colorado, San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) is the largest and most comprehensive health care provider in the San Luis Valley, serving six rural counties with a population of more than 45,000. The hospital has 49 licensed beds and three operating rooms. A staff of more than 40 physicians and allied health professionals provides general and specialized care in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Occupational Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Behavioral Health. The Emergency Department serves 13,000 patients per year with 24/7 physician coverage.  SLVRMC also has advanced Imaging Services, a full service Laboratory, Cardio/Pulmonology Department, ENT, Audiology, Diabetes Education Empowerment Program, Hospitalist Program, Infusion Therapy Clinic and other specialized clinics.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

CareTech Solutions’ Clinical Service Desk Selected by Long-Term Care Provider


(TROY, Mich., Oct. 7, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems announced today the signing of its first contract with a long-term care company seeking 24/7 clinical help desk support.

“CareTech Solutions has been providing IT support to hospitals for more than 15 years, including the addition of a help desk solution 10 years ago,” noted Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions. “As the delivery of care transcends provider silos, CareTech is well positioned to leverage its extensive clinical IT experience across the broader continuum. Supporting post-acute care is the first of several new tangential provider markets for us.”

CareTech Solutions’ Service Desk was named Best in KLAS for partial IT outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

 

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

 

CareTech Solutions Tapped to Share Its Website Security Expertise for Healthcare


(TROY, Mich., Oct. 29, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, announced today that the company’s Website security expert, James Hunter, CISSP, will join Oakwood Healthcare and Allygator Network in a pre-conference education session at the 17th Annual Greystone.Net Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in New Orleans, Nov. 4 – 6.

“Website security is a priority for hospitals as more patients expect to conduct business, such as bill pay and prescription refills, online; that’s why CareTech’s own content management system, CareWorks, was built to be HIPAA compliant and PCI certified,” said Pat Milostan, COO, CareTech Solutions. “But not all hospitals have the right website security safeguards in place, which is what we want to cover in this pre-conference workshop. We’re honored that our expert and client were invited to share their experience and elevate this important topic to the national level.”

Registration is still open for the Website security session, An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure, and more information can be found at: http://www.hcic.net/.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services, earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive) and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

 

Six CareTech Solutions’ Clients Honored in eHealthcare Leadership Awards


(TROY, Mich. Nov. 13, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems announced today that six of the company’s Web clients received eHealthcare Leadership awards during a special presentation at the Greystone.Net Seventeenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held November 4-6, 2013 in New Orleans.

 

The following CareTech Solutions clients were honored:

Best Site Design

Oakwood Healthcare – Gold

Greenwich Hospital – Silver

Elkhart General Hospital – Distinction

 


Best Interactive Site

Gundersen Health System – Gold

 


Best Overall Internet Site

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center – Gold

 


Best Mobile Communications

Covenant Health – Gold

 


The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed and first presented 14 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications.


About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

 

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Media Contact: 

Anne Santori, APR

Public Relations Manager

CareTech Solutions

Office:  248 -823-0908

Mobile: 248-312-8385

Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

CareTech Solutions Named Top Workplace for Five Consecutive Years


(TROY, Mich., Nov. 18, 2013
)  CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, announced today that the company was honored as a 2013 Detroit Free Press Top Workplace in the large-company category. This is the fifth consecutive year CareTech has been honored in the annual employee satisfaction survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics of Exton, Pa.

“It’s an honor to get this feedback from our employees that they consider CareTech Solutions a great place to work again this year,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions. “We have made hiring and retaining the best talent in the extremely competitive healthcare IT industry a priority; this honor confirms our continued focus and commitment on employee satisfaction is recognized by our team.”

About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

 

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

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Media Contact:
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office: 248-823-0908
Cell: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com

Daniel Lincoln named Corporate Controller for CareTech Solutions


(TROY, Mich. Dec. 17, 2013)
CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems today announced the appointment of Daniel Lincoln, as corporate controller for the company.

“I’m delighted to welcome Dan to the CareTech team,” said Rob Johnson, chief financial officer, CareTech Solutions. “He brings nearly twenty years of experience to the company at a crucial time as we continue to experience significant growth in an industry that is going through dramatic change. Dan’s experience in corporate finance will be a strong asset to the company as we expand and operationalize CareTech’s many health IT market offerings.”

Lincoln, a certified public accountant (CPA), joins CareTech Solutions from Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company where he served as vice president and corporate controller. Prior to joining Palace Sports, Lincoln advanced through leadership positions at a variety of insurance and financial services companies including Marsh, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, and General Motors Acceptance Corporation.

Lincoln received a Bachelor of Arts in professional accounting and Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

About CareTech Solutions                                                                           

CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

 

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Media Contact: 
Anne Santori, APR
Public Relations Manager
CareTech Solutions
Office:  248 -823-0908
Mobile: 248-312-8385
Email: anne.santori@caretech.com