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Samarion(SM) Announces Formation of Outcome Based Study Team for Industry's Only Enterprise Quality Improvement System
Date:1/30/2008

Dr. James Hughes to Lead World Class Team

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Samarion Inc., the long-term care industry's technology partner, announces the formation of the Outcome Based Study (OBS) team for SamarionSolution(SM), the nursing home industry's only Enterprise Quality Improvement System.

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"SamarionSolution(SM) offers the industry new and unprecedented benefits and our company realizes that in order to verify these benefits, we need to undertake systematic and independent outcome based studies," said Samarion CEO Mark Rodgers. "Assembling this world-class team with unparalleled outcome based partner nursing facilities is the company's first step in defining the new quality improvement standard."

Dr. James Hughes, a distinguished orthopedic surgeon and former chief of staff at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), will chair the OBS team. In addition to Hughes, the OBS team includes Majd Alwan, PhD, Tonya Estes, Kim Hoover, PhD, and Sheila D. Keller, PhD.

Hughes' clinical expertise, starting with medical education at the Bowman School of Medicine and coupled with orthopedic residency at John Hopkins, will complement the team of experts, whose extensive experience includes outcomes based research, federal grant research and evaluation, aging-service technology, and nursing home administration.

Alwan, who received his PhD in intelligent robotics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, is a noted researcher and authority on aging-services technologies. Representing the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and their Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), Alwan brings a wealth of knowledge in outcome based studies and industry association independence.

Tonya Estes is a licensed nursing facility administrator, having consulted on myriad healthcare issues specializing in Medicare regulatory and compliance matters. She has served for 17 years as an administrator of assisted living and nursing home facilities.

Hoover, also a registered nurse, and Keller both earned their PhD in clinical health sciences from UMMC. As research consultants, their expertise lies in the areas of outcomes based research, evaluation and research for federally funded grant projects, and long-term care nursing workforce issues.

The Guardian House Total Alzheimer's Facility in Lake Charles, La., is Samarion's inaugural OBS partner site, and the company will soon announce additional OBS partner sites.

SamarionSolution provides unprecedented restraint-free fall prevention; wandering and elopement prevention; resident, staff and visitor safety and security management; unparalleled staff management and facility monitoring; and an all-encompassing family-and-friends communications system.

Samarion is a privately-held corporation based in Jackson, Miss., dedicated to improving the quality of elder care.

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Please note that this press release was created as of the date listed, and reflected management views as of that date. This press release includes and is based, inter alia, upon forward-looking information and statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such forward-looking information and statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, market acceptance of new products and services, changes in governmental regulations, and such other factors as may be discussed from time to time. Although Samarion believes that its expectations and the information in this press release were based upon reasonable assumptions at the time it was made, it can give no assurance that those expectations will be achieved or that the actual results will be as set out in this press release. Samarion undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements in this press release, which speaks as of its respective date.


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