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CareTech Expands Services to Garden City Hospital With Radiology Workflow Technology
Date:8/19/2009

TROY, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions (www.caretechsolutions.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today it has expanded the services it provides to Garden City Hospital (GCH) of Garden City, Mich. by supporting AMICAS radiology workflow technology at the facility.

Under the terms of the agreement, CareTech will expand GCH's existing AMICAS PACS(TM) installation to include AMICAS Reach(TM) and AMICAS RIS(TM). CareTech will facilitate the project's implementation, enabling Garden City Hospital to drive radiology workflow improvements to support improved productivity and more efficient patient care.

Garden City Hospital, located northwest of Detroit, is an independent, 323-bed community hospital with 365 physicians in 47 specialities, from emergency medicine to critical care, from radiology to sports medicine, and from oncology to obstetrics/gynecology.

"Our hospital is committed to providing the best healthcare to the community we serve," said Jim Williamson, director of radiology at Garden City Hospital. "We are investing in AMICAS' cutting-edge technology in order to optimize our radiology operations and to enable us to maintain solid relationships with our referring physicians through the proactive delivery of results."

The technology suite will drive significant improvements in radiologist productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care; allow radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled service to referring physicians via the proactive communication of reports and key images as well as follow-up order entry; and drive administrative staff productivity and revenue opportunities.

"Our deployment of AMICAS PACS has been a resounding success at Garden City Hospital," said Bill Moncrief of CareTech Solutions, who serves as chief information officer at Garden City Hospital. "AMICAS PACS has been easy to deploy and maintain, and we have seen successful adoption by all of our clinicians. We are looking forward to extending our AMICAS solution to include even more of our radiology workflow."

CareTech Solutions, Garden City Hospital's IT partner, will continue to support the hospital's AMICAS PACS and its extended radiology workflow solutions, and provide comprehensive training to the system's end users. CareTech has provided IT management services to Garden City Hospital since 2001.

"CareTech Solutions is delighted to expand the services it provides to Garden City Hospital and advance its patient care objectives by supporting and managing the AMICAS radiology workflow solutions," said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. "The in-depth training CareTech provides to the system's end users will also help Garden City Hospital extract maximum value by improving productivity, and most importantly, enabling better patient care."

About Garden City Hospital

Located in Garden City, Michigan, Garden City Hospital provides comprehensive health care services, osteopathic medical education, and health care related programs to the community at large. For more information about Garden City Hospital, please call (734) 458-3300 or visit www.gchosp.org.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized 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. For more information, please visit www.caretechsolutions.com.

CareTech Solutions won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech's Best in KLAS distinction follows the company's achievement of leading overall performance scores in KLAS' 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive IT outsourcing performance in 2005. CareTech earned 100-percent scores in each of the "business indicator" categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.


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