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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.

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jody.meehan@caretechsolutions.com