Agreement accelerates enhanced patient care initiatives for Holy Family Memorial health network and its 15 northeastern
Troy, Mich. – Feb. 19, 2007 — CareTech Solutions, a healthcare information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider, today announced it has signed a comprehensive IT outsourcing contract with Wisconsin’s Holy Family Memorial health network which includes an in-patient facility, outpatient campus, primary and specialty care clinics and retail pharmacies serving Manitowoc County residents and employers.
“Information technology is a critical component of Holy Family Memorial’s ongoing success in providing excellent patient care, program expansion and cost containment,” said Mark Herzog, chief executive officer for Holy Family Memorial. “Through the partnership we’ve formed with CareTech Solutions we expect to fully leverage our investment in IT, bringing new capabilities and efficiencies for the benefit of our patients, physicians and staff, and cost effectiveness for the community.”
CareTech Solutions will assume responsibility for the full spectrum of IT services in support of the data center operations, help desk, desktop, network, and applications. CareTech will also assume management of Holy Family Memorial’s MIS staff, which will transition to CareTech Solutions as part of the agreement. In addition, CareTech will provide technical resources for implementation of Holy Family Memorial’s strategic information technology plan.
“CareTech’s focus on the IT needs of the healthcare environment, combined with its depth of experience in healthcare system technology were critical factors in our decision to select CareTech Solutions,” said Dr. Steven Driggers, chief medical officer at Holy Family Memorial. “Holy Family Memorial’s commitment as a healthcare provider is to offer each patient the highest level of personal care. With the support from CareTech, we are better equipped to fulfill our mission by being at the forefront of technology advancements that can benefit patient care and reduce the cost of care delivery for the residents of Manitowoc County.”
“Holy Family Memorial is committed to utilizing advanced information technology solutions to positively impact patient care and enhance clinician flexibility and efficiency,” said Jim Giordano, president and chief executive officer for CareTech Solutions. “We are thrilled to have been selected as Holy Family Memorial’s technology partner and are eager to bring our resources and experience to help them accomplish their technology and business objectives.”
About Holy Family Memorial health network
Holy Family Memorial is a comprehensive non-profit health care network made up of highly qualified health professionals dedicated to providing quality medical care to the residents of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial is the recognized leader and the largest provider of health care services in Manitowoc County. Its network of physicians is committed to providing each patient with the highest level of personal care, respect and attention to enhance his or her quality of life, including personalized spiritual care.
For more information please visit: www.hfmhealth.org
About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information 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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For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com
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