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GTSI Forms Strategic Business Unit Around its Burgeoning Healthcare Solutions Practice

Expanded Team to Leverage Extensive Experience in Healthcare to Provide Comprehensive IT Infrastructure Solutions for Government and Commercial Patient-Focused Facilities

HERNDON, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GTSI (R) Corp. (Nasdaq: GTSI), an enterprise IT infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, announced today that it has created a new dedicated GTSI Health Care Business Unit to advance its rapidly expanding healthcare solutions practice. This business unit will be led by John Aldridge, General Manager.

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For over 25 years, GTSI has been providing the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) military health systems with vital infrastructure solutions that improve the delivery of service to patients. Building on its extensive track record of innovative solutions, the company is expanding its investments in technical and professional resources to better serve customers in a variety of healthcare markets, including public trust, commercial, non-profit, and religious-based hospital systems.

"Providing efficient and effective healthcare hinges upon having an IT infrastructure that can support critical communications among providers and patients," says Todd Leto, GTSI's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Whether viewing lab results, checking new hospital policies, or engaging in consultations with specialists, healthcare providers must constantly access and share pertinent information to ensure the highest level of care."

Mr. Leto pointed out that GTSI is a unique IT provider in the Healthcare IT market place. "While there are many companies who provide niche solutions in the health IT environment, there are few companies who take an end-to-end approach to Health IT infrastructure."

GTSI professionals hold over 1,000 technical certifications. Their experience enables GTSI to offer customers one agreement which connects point-of-care with wireless technology, core infrastructure network solutions, server and storage, and power and cooling, with offsite disaster recovery and continuity of operations.-- In addition to solving technical problems, GTSI also offers business solutions that assist with fiscal budgeting and IT personal shortages. GTSI's industry leading Technology Lifecycle Management methodology has facilitated infrastructure innovation for its Federal, State, and Local customers for more than five years. Now, GTSI is extending that successful model to the Healthcare market.

Included among GTSI's healthcare solutions are asset management, real-time location services (RTLS), physical security, and wireless-based patient point-of-care capabilities. GTSI's RTLS is a unique standards-based tracking solution that quickly locates healthcare resources using installed Wi-Fi networks. The result is better use of existing assets, lowered capital spending, and increased operational efficiencies that reduce expenses and support improved patient care and safety initiatives.

GTSI's Mobile Clinical Assistant combines a workstation on wheels and a secure wireless tablet for capturing, retrieving, and presenting patient data at bedside. The Mobile Clinical Assistant is a custom-built end-to-end point-of-care solution that uniquely integrates healthcare applications, voice and data communications, and radio frequency identification (RFID) based equipment tracking into a medical grade mobile tablet PC.

"Our approach offers clinicians a real opportunity to create breakthrough improvements in clinical processes, patient service levels, and efficiency which brings actual practice closer to the promise of point-of-care documentation," says Leto. "With our solution, hospitals can achieve close to 50% reduction in time consumed by vital signs documentation; saving each clinician over 60 minutes per eight hour shift."

One of the most important forces driving improvements in healthcare today is the federal government's increased focus on raising quality through the application of technology solutions. Industry analysts estimate that over the next 10 years approximately 90% of doctors and 70% of hospitals will be using electronic health records, enabling providers to access patient records from any location, thus heightening care and safety. The advanced use of unified communications technology can reduce the healthcare costs of the federal government by over $12 billion and generate additional savings throughout the health sector by improving coordination, eliminating duplication, and reducing errors.

"GTSI's executive management team sees healthcare as a logical area for the company's expansion," says Scott Friedlander, GTSI's President and COO. "Over the last few years, we have made a substantial investment of resources and personnel in this practice area and we believe it has paid off by growing steadily. There is a very real need for commercial-off-the-shelf based solutions not only for federal healthcare facilities, but for state, university, and religious- based hospital systems, as well as non-profit and commercial health systems. For that reason, we have combined our healthcare solutions experts into a formal practice unit, one whose management team has over 100 years of combined industry experience. We now look forward to bringing our healthcare infrastructure solutions to a broader nationwide audience."

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About GTSI Corp.

GTSI Corp. provides a Technology Lifecycle Management (TLM) approach to IT infrastructure solutions delivered through industry-leading professional and financial services. GTSI employs a proactive, strategic methodology that streamlines technology lifecycle management, from initial assessment to acquisition, implementation, refresh, and disposal. TLM allows customers to implement solutions quickly and cost-effectively. GTSI's certified engineers and project managers leverage strategic partnerships with technology innovators. These experts use proven, repeatable processes to design, deploy, manage, and support simple to complex solutions, to meet client's current and future requirements and business objectives. GTSI is headquartered in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Further information about the Company is available at

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