CareTech Solutions CEO Appointed to Michigan Public Health Institute Board of Directors

James Giordano appointed to help enable Michigan communities to apply
state-of-the-art community health practices


Troy, Mich. – May 22, 2006 –
Michigan communities have access to some new perspectives on healthcare practices, with the appointment of a locally-based national healthcare information technology (IT) industry leader to one of the state’s top healthcare nonprofit organizations.

The Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) has selected James Giordano, president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions, to serve on its board of directors. As a member of the board, Giordano will provide insight on how technology may benefit public health programs impacting Michigan citizens, based on his experience leveraging healthcare IT and health information management (HIM) practices to help improve hospitals and healthcare systems across the country.

“With his ability to gather insight from healthcare technology trends developing in Michigan and beyond, we feel that Jim will make an excellent addition to our board,” said Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D., executive director of the Michigan Public Health Institute. “Our organization’s goal is to maximize positive health conditions throughout Michigan communities through collaboration and applied expertise, and Jim’s leadership role with a top healthcare IT and HIM services provider like CareTech lends especially relevant knowledge to advance the application of innovative healthcare practices.”

Under Giordano’s leadership as president and CEO, CareTech has expanded its offerings, launching several new service lines to better serve its clients while lowering overall healthcare costs. He also possesses more than 20 years of business and financial management experience, having dedicated three years as CareTech’s vice president and chief financial officer and 13 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS). Giordano holds an MBA from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a bachelor’s of science degree in finance and managerial economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

“It is quite an honor to be part of the Michigan Public Health Institute’s board of directors,” said Giordano. “The men and women of this organization offer a wealth of knowledge to make Michigan healthcare among the best in the country, and it is a privilege to collaborate with them and offer technology best practices that have helped many CareTech’s clients improve their cash flow and patient, doctor and administration satisfaction. I look forward to serving on this board.”

About the Michigan Public Health Institute

The Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) is a non-profit corporation created in 1990 by Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Community Health to enable communities to apply state-of-the-art community health practices. MPHI is a full-service research, development and educational institution, one of several collaborative research and development institutes in the field of community health, and is governed by a board of 12 directors representing government, MPHI’s partner universities, foundations and others. For more information, please visit www.mphi.org.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebCare™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information, contact us at 877.700.8324 or visit our Web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

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Kate Storey                                                                

Airfoil Public Relations – High Tech PR                               

storey@airfoilpr.com
(248) 304-1410                                                 

Jody Meehan

CareTech Solutions, Inc.                                                        

jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

(248) 233-3080

 

Hospitals Can Reduce Risk Factors with Better Information Technology Systems

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 12, 2006 – As many Ohio hospitals struggle to implement complex and costly information technology and medical records projects, a third-party services provider offers medical facilities an opportunity to reduce costs and mitigate risk.

Raymond R. Mazzotta, president and CEO of the Columbus-based medical liability insurance provider OHIC Insurance Company, said members of his senior leadership team recently toured several hospitals contracting with CareTech Solutions for information technology (IT) and medical records management. Mazzotta said the staff members were impressed with the management provided by CareTech, an IT and health information management (HIM) services provider based in Troy, Mich.

“We’re always looking for ways to partner with the Ohio healthcare community and I believe that companies such as CareTech can be valuable resources for hospitals,” Mazzotta said. “The members of our staff who visited the hospitals were impressed with CareTech’s level of sophistication in the use of technology and best practices.

“Not only does this relieve the hospital of the burden of trying to fill information technology positions with qualified people, but CareTech’s experience in implementing and administering systems helps manage risk factors, such as preventable medical errors,” said Mazzotta. “In today’s litigious society, reducing and managing risk are critical responsibilities for all medical facilities.”

James Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions, said CareTech has helped medical facilities implement best practices associated with IT and HIM technology and processes by offering its clients a range of healthcare technology solutions, including IT, HIM, revenue cycle services, Web products and services and structured cabling and wiring.

“We understand the needs of hospitals because we are focused exclusively on that industry,” Giordano said. “CareTech leverages information technology across the entire patient data lifecycle to help hospitals provide better care, mitigate risk and lower costs.”

About OHIC Insurance Company

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the OHIC Insurance Company is a partner in the Ohio healthcare community. Founded in 1978 as the Ohio Hospital Insurance Company, OHIC’s mission is to provide Ohio healthcare facilities and physicians with quality, affordable medical liability insurance. OHIC also supports organizations that work to improve patient safety and helps to provide healthcare for underserved people in our communities. For more information, please visit www.ohic.com.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology – Health Information Management -Revenue Cycle services – WebCare™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information, contact CareTech at 877.700.8324 or visit www.caretechsolutions.com.

 

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Jody Meehan

CareTech Solutions, Inc.

(248) 233-3080

jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

 

Oakwood Healthcare System Selects CareTech Solutions for Transcription Services

Five-year contract will provide management of transcription services

Troy, Mich. – June 19, 2006 — CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced it has signed a five-year transcription contract with Oakwood Healthcare System, the largest transcription agreement for CareTech Solutions to date.

“Transcription has increasingly become a critical function for supporting an efficient operation, especially as we continue with our process towards a complete electronic medical record,” said Lynn Flynn, corporate director of Health Information Management for Oakwood Healthcare System. “With the continued advancements in technology, we want to ensure we are optimizing the ability of our transcription team to leverage IT to meet the organization’s goals related to quality, patient and physician satisfaction.” “Ensuring the security of our patients’ electronic protected health information (e-phi) is vitally important to Oakwood. CareTech Solutions technology offering allows Oakwood to improve the secure transmission of e-phi in a cost effective manner while improving transcription cycle time.”

As Oakwood’s foremost IT and business process management partner, CareTech will assume day-to-day management of its transcription staff of 40 professionals who become CareTech employees under the arrangement. CareTech’s client executive team will work with Oakwood to manage significant updates that will offer many benefits to the healthcare system, including increased productivity, voice recognition capability and the capacity for transcription team members to work from home, thus recovering valuable onsite floor space that can be rededicated to other operations.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Oakwood to provide transcription services,” said Leslie Mack, health information management senior director for CareTech Solutions. “As a healthcare system with more than 40 primary and specialty care locations, Oakwood recognizes the importance of providing the technology to progress its offerings and supply accurate and timely patient information. Our five-year partnership is a great testament to both Oakwood and CareTech’s commitment to improving employees’ productivity and patient satisfaction.”

About Oakwood Healthcare System
Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., 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, surgery, cardiology and other specialties. Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 cardiovascular hospitals six out of the last seven 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.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebCare™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information, contact us at 877.700.8324 or visit our Web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

CONTACT:

Ashley La Croix
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Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions, Inc.
(248) 233-3080
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Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Named 2006 Most Wired Hospital Most Wired Hospitals Lead the Field in Consumer-directed Health Care


Rochester, Mich.—July 25, 2006— Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to results of the 2006 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, which has named the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems since 1999.

“We’re very proud to have achieved the Most Wired Hospital status, and to provide these advanced capabilities to our patients and clinicians” said Crittenton Hospital Medical Center president and chief executive officer, Lynn Orfgen. “Our foremost goal is to offer the highest quality patient care and CareTech Solutions helps us accomplish this with cutting edge information technology that enhances our patients’ experience and our clinician’s flexibility and efficiency.”

CareTech Solutions, a leading provider of information technology and health information management services, has been Crittenton’s strategic IT partner since 2003. Crittenton leverages CareTech’s expertise and resources through a comprehensive offering including data center and network operating center services, a 24x7x365 help desk, applications management, document imaging and management, administrative support and staff management.

The nation’s 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems are helping consumers take charge of their healthcare by providing more tools via the Internet, according to results from the eighth annual Most Wired Survey. Crittenton is among the top percentage of surveyed hospitals offering online services for patients including health coaching for obesity, smoking, chronic conditions and pre-registration for services. Physicians can use the tool to schedule tests and appointments and check test results.

“Consumers are doing everything from booking travel to managing their finances from their living rooms. The Most Wired hospitals provide the same opportunities with health care,” says Alden Solovy, executive editor of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA). “This will become the new house-call.”

The nation’s 100 Most Wired are also using information technology to improve quality, satisfaction and patient care by investing in technology to streamline business and clinical practices; to reduce medical errors; and to improve clinical outcomes. Crittenton ranks among the leaders in this area, offering such advanced capabilities as digital radiology images (PACS) in the hospital inpatient setting and digital medical records.

The Most Wired Survey is conducted annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, which uses the results to name the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems. It focuses on how the nation’s hospitals use of information technologies for quality, customer service, public health and safety, business processes and workforce issues.

Hospitals & Health Networks conducted the 2006 survey in cooperation with Accenture, McKesson Corp. and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.

About Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Serving Oakland County since 1967, Crittenton Hospital Medical CenterM is a 290-bed facility located in Rochester/Rochester Hills, Michigan. A not-for-profit community hospital, Crittenton is one of Rochester Hills largest employers, with a staff of more than 1,600 and more than 500 physicians. Crittenton offers a wide range of emergency and ambulatory services and specialized programs, including intensive care, occupational medicine, , emergency services, cardiac care, audiology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, sports medicine, radiation oncology, imaging and diagnostics, sleep and neurophysiology medicine, joint replacement, executive and travel medicine, wound management, bloodless medicine, hospice, endoscopy, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and inpatient psychiatric services.

For more information, visit http://www.crittenton.com.

About CareTech Solutions

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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebCare™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

 

 

Contact Info:


Erica Stoddard                                 

Airfoil Public Relations                              

stoddard@airfoilpr.com                    

(248) 304-1450                                         

Jody Meehan

CareTech Solutions, Inc.        

jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

(248) 823-0909                                                                 

CareTech Solutions Selects Claudia Birkenshaw to Direct Revenue Cycle Solutions Service Line

Vice president to lead development and integration of patient financial services

Troy, Mich. – August 1, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today the appointment of Claudia Birkenshaw as vice president of Revenue Cycle Solutions, a comprehensive approach to assist healthcare providers with revenue cycle management.

“Revenue cycle management is a key piece of the puzzle in helping hospitals reduce costs and increase efficiency, and we’re pleased to add Claudia’s expertise to our team,” said Jim Giordano, president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions. “Claudia’s creative approach to revenue cycle management will provide our clients with the tactics and strategies to improve their revenue recovery and cash flow – all while reducing costs associated with these processes.”

Birkenshaw possesses more than 20 years of healthcare experience, nearly all of which have been in leadership roles for hospital patient accounting. She has extensive experience lowering accounts receivable days, working one-on-one with staff, and bringing multiple departments together to resolve a process which affects timely payment. She has helped hospitals save hundreds of thousands of dollars by leading audits, serving as interim management, and accelerating cash flow. Birkenshaw also serves as co-founder and vice president of a healthcare revenue cycle learning solutions firm, PFS KnowledgeTrek. Prior to joining CareTech, Birkenshaw served as director of patient accounts for Health Revenue Assurance Associates in Plantation, Fla, and previously, as director of patient accounts at Munson Healthcare, a four-hospital Central Business Office in Traverse City, Michigan.

“I am thrilled to join CareTech in aiding an impressive roster of clients in realizing essential financial and process improvement through revenue cycle solutions,” said Birkenshaw. “By leveraging a network of vendors and other industry experts, CareTech is able to quickly evaluate and address these complicated issues, helping hospitals keep their focus on offering the highest quality of patient care and satisfaction possible.”

Birkenshaw holds a Master of Science degree in administration and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and psychology, both earned from Central Michigan University. She is active in the National Uniform Billing Committee and has authored an industry-focused book, UB-92 Handbook for Hospital Billing: A Reference and Training Tool for Efficient Operations in Healthcare Facilities, which was commissioned by the American Hospital Association. She also speaks on revenue cycle topics for the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebCare™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com


 

Contact Info:

Brian Barthelmes                               Jody Meehan                                                  

Airfoil Public Relations                        CareTech Solutions, Inc.        

barthelmes@airfoilpr.com                   jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

(248) 304-1451                                (248) 233-3080                                                                  

      

                                                                


                                                                                             

CareTech Solutions Completes Critical Infrastructure Upgrades in Record Time for Detroit Medical Center’s Electronic Medical Record Initiative

DETROIT, August 8, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services company for hospitals and healthcare systems, announced today the completion of a major upgrade to the Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) IT infrastructure. In a collaborative effort with Cerner Consulting Services, a business division of Cerner Corp., the software provider primarily used for the DMC’s clinical information system (CIS), CareTech has completed the requisite hardware and software improvements to enable the implementation of electronic medical records, effectively creating a ‘paperless’ clinical environment that will operate across the DMC’s multiple facilities and save the healthcare system vast amounts of time and resources.

“CareTech and Cerner have demonstrated remarkable flexibility in meeting the very aggressive timelines associated with the infrastructure upgrades,” said Michael LeRoy, chief information officer of the Detroit Medical Center. “The project is a massive undertaking for the Detroit Medical Center and these companies’ experienced personnel and best practices have been critical to reducing our timeline to seven months, for an upgrade that would normally require as much as 18 months to complete.”

As many as 150 IT professionals from CareTech and Cerner Consulting Services have been involved in driving improvements to the IT infrastructure as part of a massive hardware and software upgrade of the Detroit Medical Center’s Cerner Millennium® unified architecture, wireless capabilities, data centers and integrated ancillary systems.

“We are extremely excited about the outcomes we are seeing across the Detroit Medical Center facilities,” said Jim Giordano, president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions. “As a leading healthcare provider, the DMC is making a serious investment in its patients and staff through the offering of EMR, and CareTech is proud to be playing a critical role in an initiative that will increase patient safety and improve operational efficiency.”

CareTech has been expanding a wireless system to reach throughout all eight DMC hospitals, which now are interconnected with a high-speed network. The wireless capabilities provide the foundation for caregivers to use their choice of PDAs, tablet PCs, wireless laptops on moveable carts or standard PCs to record patient data. CareTech has also managed the installation of a storage area network (SAN), a Citrix Server Farm utilizing Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Server Technology and an HP OpenVMS Alpha Server System cluster in a newly constructed data center at Hutzel Hospital on the DMC’s main campus. The data center supports the DMC’s application development and system testing efforts and serves as a critical backup to the primary data center at Detroit Receiving Hospital, where CareTech has made significant upgrades to Oracle and Citrix server farms, and installed additional HP OpenVMS Alpha Server Systems.

“The success of the Detroit Medical Center’s large-scale upgrade and implementation is a testament to the dedication of its staff and clinicians to set the standard for quality care,” said Jude Dieterman, president, Cerner Midwest. “The collaboration is particularly rewarding because it incorporates each contributor’s vision to transform healthcare.”

As the primary clinical information systems solutions provider for the DMC, Cerner has established an onsite Clinical Information Systems Design Center where Cerner consultants are working alongside CareTech’s applications experts to customize the parameters of the CIS to the DMC’s specifications. Additionally, Cerner is working to streamline the upgraded CIS training modules and seminars available to the DMC clinicians. Cerner will also be assisting CareTech in the system stress testing, prior to deployment.

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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebServices™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

About the Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates 10 hospitals and institutions, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Kresge Eye Institute.

Established as a nonprofit corporation in 1985, the Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education. The Detroit Medical Center is the academic health center for Wayne State University and its schools of medicine, nursing and allied health services. Wayne State University School of Medicine is the fourth largest medical school in the United States.

About Cerner

Cerner is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner Millennium, Cerner’s logo. NASDAQ: CERN. www.cerner.com.

CONTACT:

Jody Meehan

(248) 233-3080

jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

CareTech Solutions

 

Brian Barthelmes                               

(248) 304-1451                                  

barthelmes@airfoilpr.com                              

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CareTech Solutions’ CableCare™ Structured Cabling and Wiring for Hospitals’ Information Systems Gains Momentum

Cabling Division Delivers Consistent Growth in Revenue and Client Base

Troy, Mich. – August 14, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced its CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring service for hospitals has enjoyed year-over-year double-digit growth since the service was launched in February of 2004.

“Since we introduced the service in the marketplace, CableCare has continued on a strong growth path while consistently delivering high levels of customer satisfaction,” said James Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “The tremendous growth and success of CableCare, in what is often viewed as a commodity market, suggests our focus on the hospital industry can be a significant differentiator in our customer’s eyes.”

CableCare works to improve hospitals’ network and technical capabilities by connecting voice, data and wireless equipment and includes complete structured cabling system planning, coordination of planning and implementation, installation and ongoing support. As hospitals increasingly place their trust in clinical information systems and electronic medical records, CableCare provides the confidence hospital administrators seek to ensure the voice and data systems runs smoothly, consistently and in an integrated manner.

“More hospitals are recognizing how valuable it can be to engage a cabling provider that is familiar with the challenges unique to the hospital’s IT environment” said Gene Vennettilli, Director with CareTech Solutions’ CableCare division. “CableCare’s commitment to helping hospitals meet those challenges has paved the way for continued success and growth in the future.”

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology Services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle Services – Web Services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

 

For more information, contact us at 877.700.8324 or visit our Web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.


CONTACT:

Brian Barthelmes                                     Jody Meehan

Airfoil Public Relations, Inc.                       CareTech Solutions, Inc.

(248) 304-1451                                      (248) 823-0909

barthelmes@airfoilpr.com                         jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

CareTech Solutions Strengthens Product Portfolio and Development Capabilities in Acquisition of Sabre Consulting

Local company’s Web Services division to absorb roster of hospital clients

 and web-based product portfolio  

Troy, Mich. – August 14, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced it has acquired Oxford, Mich-based Sabre Consulting, including iDoc, a Web-based document imaging and management solution with a growing install base at hospitals, along with a portfolio of other web-based software solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Sabre includes the transition of all of the company’s employees, including the development team, to CareTech’s headquarters in Troy, Mich. Ongoing support for existing product installs at area hospital clients will also transfer to CareTech under the deal.

The Sabre acquisition indicates further investment into web-based products, a growing segment of CareTech’s business. The Sabre product portfolio and development team will be integrated into CareTech’s Web Services division, one of five focused offerings the company has developed to meet the needs of hospitals around the country.

Formed in July, 2005, CareTech’s Web service line offers hospitals web-based products and solutions that reduce cost and improve efficiency, such as content management systems, online bill payment, on-line registration, patient portals and group communications resources. In 12 months, the division has grown considerably, gaining over 20 new clients.

With the integration of the former Sabre developers, Web Services will leverage a team of 22 employees, which will focus on building upon the innovation contained in the current product line from a newly completed 5,333 square-foot suite, housed in CareTech Solutions’ 41,732 square-foot headquarters.

Former Sabre Consulting founder Lee Fleming joins CareTech and the Web Services division as chief technical architect. James Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions, says Fleming’s product development experience will be a tremendous asset as CareTech further strengthens its web-based service and product portfolio.

“During his tenure at Sabre Consulting, Lee led the development of an extensive portfolio of web-based software solutions that have tremendous positive impact to a hospital’s ability to store and access information,” said Giordano. “Lee brings a wealth of talent and experience to CareTech that will be invaluable as we work to further develop and expand our suite of web-based software solutions and prepare for future growth.”

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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.

Information Technology Services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle Services – Web Services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

 
For more information, contact us at 877.700.8324 or visit our Web site at www.caretechsolutions.com.

CONTACT:

Brian Barthelmes                             Jody Meehan

Airfoil Public Relations, Inc.               CareTech Solutions, Inc.

(248) 304-1451                              (248) 823-0909

barthelmes@airfoilpr.com                 jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com

 

Detroit Medical Center Wins Infrastructure Management World’s Best Practices in Infrastructure Management

CareTech Solutions client recognized by IDG’s Computerworld
for strategic deployment of infrastructure management solutions

TROY, Mich., September 18, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and healthcare systems, announced today that its client, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), has won the “Best Practices in Infrastructure Management” award, given by Computerworld’s Infrastructure Management World – the premier conference for leaders in the data center and infrastructure management sector.

The award identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of infrastructure management technology. Honorees were announced Sept. 13 during a special awards ceremony at Infrastructure Management World, being held Sept. 11-13 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A wide range of IT end-user companies and organizations responded to an initial “call for nominations,” which was originally announced to multiple industry audiences, including Computerworld subscribers responsible for data center and infrastructure management. Finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department and infrastructure project management challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used and measurable solution outcomes.

Sponsored by EMC, Infrastructure Management World’s annual awards program, Best Practices in Infrastructure Management, identifies and acknowledges excellence among companies in the following areas:.

  • Distributed Systems and Infrastructure Implementation/Dynamic Infrastructure
  • Security, Risk Management and Business Continuity/Dynamic IT
  • Data Center and Network Consolidation/Dynamic IT
  • Managing to Improve TCO/ROI
  • Innovation and Promise

“Managing the network infrastructure is a crucial element in any company’s IT strategy. The organizations we’ve selected have demonstrated the ability to devise and implement solutions that ensure the most efficient IT infrastructure and advancing the larger goals of the organization,” said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld.

DMC received the award for a major upgrade to its IT infrastructure, completed by its healthcare information technology service provider, CareTech Solutions. CareTech’s upgrade enabled the implementation of electronic medical records. Working with Cerner Consulting Services, CareTech Solutions effectively created a “paperless” clinical environment that will operate across the DMC’s multiple facilities and save the healthcare system vast amounts of time and resources.

“CareTech and Cerner have demonstrated remarkable flexibility in meeting the very aggressive timelines associated with the infrastructure upgrades,” said Michael LeRoy, CIO of the Detroit Medical Center. “The project is a massive undertaking for the Detroit Medical Center and these companies’ experienced personnel and best practices have been critical to reducing our timeline to seven months, for an upgrade that would normally require as much as 18 months to complete.”

“CareTech Solutions is proud to have played a role in upgrading the DMC’s infrastructure to meet its evolving information technology demands,” said James Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “CareTech’s work with the Detroit Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to providing hospitals with state-of-the-art, customized technology solutions to help them achieve their strategic vision, enhance the quality of patient care and lower costs.”

About the Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates 9 hospitals and institutes, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Kresge Eye Institute and is in partnership with Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Established as a nonprofit corporation in 1985, the Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education. The Detroit Medical Center is the academic health center for Wayne State University and its schools of medicine, nursing and allied health services. Wayne State University School of Medicine is the fourth largest medical school in the United States.

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.

Information Technology services – Health Information Management – Revenue Cycle services – WebServices™ products and services – CableCare™ structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld’s award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research from the hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com.

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CareTech Solutions to Address Healthcare Professionals at American Health Information Management Association’s Convention and Exhibit

Leslie Mack to discuss implementation of electronic health record

Troy, Mich. – Oct. 9, 2006 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced its Senior Director of Health Information Management, Leslie Mack, will speak at the 78th American Health Information Management Association’s Convention and Exhibit in Denver Oct. 9-11.

Mack will co-present the session “Assessing Your HIM Operations Prior to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation” with Bambi Rose, RHIT, Certification Manager with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. The session will educate attendees on the importance of the process in order to begin implementation of EHR, an online patient record that streamlines and automates all medical updates, including medical history, immunizations and laboratory data.

“With recent momentum for hospitals and healthcare providers to move towards an EHR, health professionals are less likely to address existing HIM issues within its department, such as backlogs,” said Mack, recognized by the Michigan Health Information Management Association as its 2005 distinguished member. “It’s important to communicate that there are necessary steps to make the transition to EHR both efficient and effective, and part of this process is identifying any problems with the current HIM process. We’re excited to share best practices with our audience to help make the transition as smooth as possible.”

The session will be presented on Oct. 9, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

“After working with several clients to assist with the implementation of EHR, we’ve learned the biggest barrier is allowing adequate time to transition the paper records to the electronic and online system,” said Rose. “Our objective is to emphasize the planning required to implement the conversion and help healthcare providers put into practice the necessary steps.”

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management 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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