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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.

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including Storage Networking World®, Premier 100®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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