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Date:6/9/2009

Keane Completes Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation for New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility

BOSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Keane, Inc., a global services firm that specializes in optimizing businesses' Information Technology (IT) investments, today announced that it has completed an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation at Capital Health, a two-hospital, 589-bed regional health network, including an ambulatory facility, based in Mercer County, N.J.

Keane's solutions help U.S. healthcare facilities modernize their operations by using technology to prevent medical mistakes, provide better patient care, and implement the most effective treatments, while at the same time achieving cost-saving efficiencies and meaningful returns on health information technology investments. Keane Optimum is especially well suited to help healthcare facilities accelerate the adoption of EMRs in response to the Healthcare IT provisions in the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Specifically, Optimum allows providers to enhance quality, maintain privacy, support clinical decision making and begin to move to a more interoperable environment for improved health care delivery.

As part of its project at Capital Health, Keane installed clinical components of its iMed solution throughout the facility to provide clinicians with immediate access to patient information using a secure, web-enabled technology at the point of service. The facility has rolled out more than 150 computers on wheels (COWs) to assist medical staff at the point of care to ensure accuracy of treatment information.

"Capital Health has a strong commitment to provide our patients with the most state-of-the-art technology supporting the highest standard of care and patient safety," said Gene Grochala, Vice President and CIO of Capital Health. "Keane's iMed product was the most effective solution on the market for us to modernize our entire healthcare IT infrastructure within our existing facilities, while also putting in place a scalable solution to support future growth, as plans for a new facility are well underway."

"We were highly impressed with the professionalism, dedication and expertise of the entire Keane team, who partnered with us closely to complete this implementation so rapidly," added Mr. Grochala.

"The healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic evolution aimed at leveraging information technology for better patient care and improved operational efficiencies," said Larry Coon, Vice President - Professional Services, for Keane's Healthcare Solutions Division. "We are delighted to be at the forefront of this industry trend by partnering with forward-thinking facilities such as Capital Health, as they take decisive steps to equip their physicians and caregivers with a healthcare IT platform that helps reduce errors and encourages better-informed clinical decisions while generating workflow efficiencies."

About Capital Health

With investments in advanced technologies, and significant expansions, Capital Health is a growing organization comprised of the Mercer and Fuld hospitals in Trenton, N.J. and the Capital Health in Hamilton ambulatory facility. Capital Health is also planning to open a new state-of-the-art hospital in Hopewell Township, N.J. in 2011. Our clinical strengths are enhanced through the largest medical staff in Mercer County and our membership in the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Capital Health is a Magnet-recognized health system, and continues to thrive as Mercer County's only regional trauma center, neonatal intensive care unit, the region's mobile intensive care unit provider and the county's psychiatric emergency screening center. Our state-of-the-art technology is headlined by the area's only CyberKnife(R) Robotic Surgery System and the first da Vinci(R) Surgical System in Mercer County for non-invasive and minimally invasive cancer treatments. Capital Health is also home to the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey. Located in New Jersey's capital city, Capital Health is a 589-bed, acute-care, teaching hospital. Capital Health is comprised of two facilities, offers centers of excellence in maternal child health, cardiology, dialysis, trauma services, oncology, orthopedics, mental health and infectious diseases. Capital Health has also been designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. For more information, please visit www.capitalhealth.org.

About Keane Optimum

Keane Optimum is an intuitive application that helps care givers gain a holistic view of patient information. Keane Optimum features iMed, a Web-enabled suite of clinical applications that work together to bring complete patient information directly to the point of service, improving clinical decision making, enhancing collaborative care, and reducing medical errors. Keane iMed helps clinicians improve the delivery of care. This clinician-friendly system provides a single, consolidated view of the complete patient record, anytime, anywhere -- whether at the hospital, a patient's bedside, the physician's office, or a clinic.

About Keane's Healthcare Solutions Division

Keane's Healthcare Solutions Division (HSD) provides proprietary software and services to hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the country. Since 1975, Keane's software has been helping clients increase efficiencies, reduce medical errors, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance revenue cycle management. Keane's core healthcare solutions include Keane Optimum, Patcom(R), and Keane NetSolutions. Information about Keane HSD is available on the Internet at www.keane.com/hsd.

About Keane

Keane partners with businesses and government agencies to optimize IT investments by delivering exceptional operation, maintenance, and evolution of mission-critical systems and business processes. Keane helps clients realize the greatest value from their IT investments by leveraging an insider's hands-on understanding of the nuances and subtleties of their applications, processes, and infrastructure, making the recommendations we give more actionable, the work we do more pragmatic, and the results realized more measurable.

In business since 1965, Keane is an agile, midsized, full service IT services firm headquartered in the United States with approximately 12,000 employees globally. For more information on Keane's services, solutions, and locations, please visit www.keane.com.

    Contact:

    Ed Meehan
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Keane HSD
    631.824.5206

    Michael Gallo
    Gutenberg Communications
    212.239.8594


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