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Authentidate Teams with Nortel to Enhance Hospital Patient Discharge and Placement Processes

Integrated Discharge Communications Solution Demonstrated at HIMSS 2009

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ADAT), a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange and workflow management services, today announced that it has integrated Authentidate's Inscrybe(TM) Healthcare with Nortel's Patient Discharge Solution (PDS) to improve hospital patient discharges.

"Hospitals are looking to automate and accelerate the patient discharge and placement process," explained Sanjeev Gupta, general manager, Healthcare Solutions, Nortel. "By enhancing Nortel's award winning Patient Discharge Solution with Authentidate's patient placement solution, we can help hospitals streamline the entire process, improving bed and facility utilization, and also provide a boost to the hospital's bottom line."

The integration of these two solutions provides for transparent information flow between Nortel's PDS and Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare using federated identities. This enables a physician or nurse in charge of the patient to initiate the discharge process at the Nortel PDS which then communicates all appropriate patient information to Inscrybe Healthcare. Now, hospital staff can complete the patient discharge placement process for post acute care placement, medical equipment, therapy and other services for patients securely over the web. The integrated solution goes far beyond a single logon for hospital staff and allows each staff member to complete their portion of the patient discharge process more efficiently and cost effectively.

The web-based portion of the service automates manual workflow processes and tracks the status of those communications, reducing the placement cycle time for post-acute care while freeing up hospital beds, equipment and staff. The streamlined workflows improve the efficiency of clinical and administrative processes, while reducing costs and reinforcing best practices.

With an extensive national database of post-acute care facilities and home care providers, Inscrybe Healthcare facilitates the secure exchange of all types of health information necessary for the authorization of post-acute care placement, medical equipment, therapy and other services for patients.

"Hospitals, patients, physicians, nursing staff, post-acute care providers and health insurers all benefit from this next-generation integration of communications and health information exchange to provide a more efficient patient discharge solution. This is an excellent example of how our entire healthcare ecosystem can improve when technology leaders like Nortel and Authentidate collaborate to solve real-world problems," said Cecilia Panozzo, Director of Business Development at Authentidate Holding Corp.

The new solution will be demonstrated for the first time to the public in Nortel's booth #4408 at the HIMSS 2009 show April 4-8, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

About Authentidate Holding Corp.

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange and workflow management services. The company's software and web-based services enable healthcare organizations and other enterprises to increase revenues, improve productivity and reduce costs by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical, administrative and other processes and enhancing compliance with regulatory requirements. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (Saas) to customers. These solutions incorporate rules-based electronic forms, intelligent routing, transaction management, electronic signatures, identity credentialing, content authentication and automated audit trails. Both web and fax based communications are integrated into automated and trusted workflow solutions. The company has offices in the United States and Germany. In the United States, Authentidate offers its patent pending content authentication technology in the form of the United States Postal Service(R) Electronic Postmark(R) (EPM). For more information, visit the company's website at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. When used in this release, the words "believe," "anticipate," "think," "intend," "plan," "will be," "expect," and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements regarding future events and/or the future financial performance of the Company are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or the actual future results of the Company to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the availability of any needed financing, the Company's ability to implement its business plan for various applications of its technologies, related decisions by the USPS, the impact of competition, the management of growth, and the other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

Authentidate is a registered trademark of Authentidate Holding Corp. Inscrybe is a trademark of Authentidate Holding Corp. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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