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Central Maine Medical Family Selects CareTech Solutions as IT Provider

CareTech to Bring Comprehensive Information Technology Services
To Central Maine Medical Family Hospitals and Affiliated Facilities

TROY, Mich., January 7, 2009 – CareTech Solutions, a healthcare information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced it has signed a five year comprehensive IT outsourcing agreement with Central Maine Medical Family (CMMF).

Following a competitive selection process, CMMF chose CareTech to provide a full suite of IT services including data center operations, help desk, desktop computing, network, applications support, and telecommunications. CareTech also assumed management of CMMF’s IT staff, which transitioned to CareTech Solutions as part of the agreement.

CMMF’s leaders say CareTech’s healthcare IT focus and strategic alignment with its mission were difference-makers in choosing CareTech as CMMF’s IT partner.

“The Central Maine Medical Family’s vision is rooted in the pursuit of healthcare excellence, and we need a partner to apply that vision to information technology in our healthcare setting,” said Peter Chalke, CMMF’s president and CEO. “CareTech’s depth of experience in serving community based hospitals will assist us in using the latest technology to move forward quickly and strategically to promote unparalleled patient care advancements for area residents.”

CMMF is an integrated healthcare delivery organization serving central and western Maine. CMMF’s acute care facilities include the Lewiston-based Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC), Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. CMMC is a tertiary medical center and Level II trauma center providing healthcare services, health professions training and clinical research. The Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute is a comprehensive, full service cardiac center. CMMC is a comprehensive community cancer center and the region’s largest provider of Women and Children services.

“We’re delighted to be Central Maine Medical Family’s IT partner of choice, and to help accelerate CMMF’s vision for healthcare excellence,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “We look forward to working with CMMF to build and execute its IT strategy and employ advanced technology that will assist CMMF to improve operational efficiency and enhance the clinician and patient experience.”

About The Central Maine Medical Family

The Central Maine Medical Family is an integrated healthcare delivery organization serving central and western Maine. CMMF’s acute care facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. Together these three hospitals serve a region stretching eastward from New Hampshire to Maine’s coastline. Other CMMF affiliates provide various outpatient and clinical services and maintain residential care facilities.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web 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.

CareTech Solutions leads the market in overall performance scores in KLAS’ 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. CareTech’s overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale – the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive IT outsourcing performance in 2005. CareTech earned 100-percent scores in each of the “business indicator” categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.

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

Brian Barthelmes
Airfoil Public Relations
(248) 304-1451
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