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The Christ Hospital Selects CareTech Solutions to Provide Comprehensive Healthcare IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Services in Competitive Bid

Multi-year Agreement to Facilitate Enhanced Patient Care Initiatives Will Fulfill

CINCINNATI, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions, a healthcare information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider for hospitals and health systems, today announced it has signed a multi-year comprehensive IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with The Christ Hospital, a leading acute care hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following a competitive selection process facilitated by Accenture, a global management consulting firm, on behalf of The Christ Hospital, CareTech was chosen by unanimous decision to provide the hospital with IT infrastructure outsourcing, help desk services and web services. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"CareTech's clear understanding of our hospital's mission to provide advanced, compassionate care coupled with their experience and expertise in delivering infrastructure solutions were critical factors in our decision to select CareTech Solutions," said Susan Croushore, president and chief executive officer of The Christ Hospital. "With CareTech's support, we will be better equipped to be a national leader in progressive care and healing. Being at the forefront of technology, we will provide clinical excellence through innovative tools, efficiency and leadership."

The Christ Hospital's Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care, Deborah Hayes, was instrumental in helping to research and identify a new IT and HIM service provider. "CareTech's reputation for providing superb IT services to health care institutions is just one of the reasons why they are the perfect partner. Through their advancements and support, we will better serve our patients and physicians. This partnership ensures The Christ Hospital will remain the premier health care provider in the greater Cincinnati area," said Hayes.

CareTech Solutions will assume responsibility for the full spectrum of IT services in support of the hospital's data center operations, help desk, desktop computing environment, network, and websites. In addition, CareTech will provide technical resources for implementation of The Christ Hospital's strategic information technology plan.

"We're very pleased to work with The Christ Hospital and its technology consulting partner, Accenture," said Jim Giordano, president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions. "We look forward to helping the hospital leverage its healthcare IT investment to advance its goals of providing greater productivity and cost efficiency, and most importantly, excellence in patient care delivery."

"During every step of our competitive bid process it was clear that CareTech embraced the mission of The Christ Hospital," stated Angela Zotos, Senior Executive, Accenture. "CareTech brought forward a comprehensive solution that is creative, flexible, and designed to support the hospital's aggressive long term goals."

About The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women's health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. It is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals. For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit http://www.thechristhospital.com/.

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.

Information Technology services -- Health Information Management -- Web Services -- CableCare(TM) structured cabling and wiring

For more information please visit: http://www.caretechsolutions.com/

CareTech Solutions

CONTACT: Jody Meehan of CareTech Solutions, +1-248-823-0909,
[email protected]; or Brian Barthelmes of Airfoil Public
Relations, +1-248-304-1451, [email protected], for CareTech Solutions

Web site: http://www.caretechsolutions.com/
http://www.thechristhospital.com/

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