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Streamline Health(R) Announces Massena Memorial Hospital to Implement Enterprise Document Workflow Solutions
Date:12/9/2008

Document Workflow Solutions to Integrate with MEDITECH MAGIC Health Information System via Remote Hosting Services to Improve the Efficiency of Health Information Management

CINCINNATI, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) today announced that it will integrate its enterprise document workflow solutions into the MEDITECH MAGIC Health Information System of Massena Memorial Hospital, a leading quality health care provider in market share and breadth of services in the Seaway Valley of upstate New York. Massena will utilize Streamline Health's remotely-hosted ASP model to facilitate the implementation and ongoing management of workflow solutions for improving the efficiency of key Health Information Management processes. Streamline Health expects to implement the solutions beginning in early 2009.

Streamline Health's remotely hosted solutions will provide a comprehensive repository of historical health information and document workflow solutions to alleviate the bottlenecks of accessing and processing the document-based portion of their medical records. The implementation will improve performance levels in handling patients' complete health information.

The hospital center will use Streamline Health's document workflow solutions to support its growth initiatives, improve the timeliness of information-flow by alleviating process friction points, and ensure the delivery of excellent patient care throughout its community.

The Streamline Health solutions include the following remotely hosted subscription services:

  • AccessANYware(TM): Provides an enterprise document repository and enhanced access to a patient's medical records to better coordinate patient care.
  • Completion Workflow: Expedites the completion of the medical record, including online review and electronic signature by physicians.
  • Coding Workflow(TM): Improves coding turnaround time by prioritizing and pushing work tasks to staff coders on campus or in remote locations, including home-based employees.
  • Release of Information Workflow(TM): Facilitates efficient compliance with requests for patient information from third party requestors.
  • Document Capture Solutions: Delivers high speed production scanning and indexing as well as departmental document capture and management.

"Our mission is to foster creativity, innovation and persistence in the continuous improvement of our work," said Kelley Tiernan, chief financial officer of Massena Memorial Hospital. "In support of our mission, Streamline Health's workflow solutions will enhance efficiency, improve business performance, and enrich the quality of care while generating a real return on investment."

Julie Zyzik, Massena's director of health information management, commented, "Our clinical and administrative staff as well as our patients will benefit from this integrated approach to linking transactional and document-centric healthcare processes."

"We are pleased to add Massena Memorial Hospital to our growing list of remotely hosted customers," stated J. Brian Patsy, president and CEO of Streamline Health. "This marks the first integration of our workflow solutions into the MEDITECH MAGIC Health Information System. We consider this transaction to be of strategic importance as we continue to expand our efforts to serve the small- to medium-sized hospital market place with affordable, hosted solutions that create value. We look forward to a great collaboration with Massena Memorial Hospital."

About MassenaMemorialHospital

In the northernmost part of New York situated along the St. Lawrence River and the border between the United States and Canada, Massena Memorial Hospital has served North Country community for over 50 years, providing quality care within a primary/acute health care environment by a professional staff in a compassionate, cost effective manner. Massena Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive services including state-of-the-art technology and surgery services, outpatient services, North Country Family Health Network services, a family-centered maternity center and Community Health services. The hospital is a primary source of health care educational programs and resources in the community it serves. For additional information, please visit Massena Memorial Hospital website at http://www.massenahospital.org.

About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.

Streamline Health is a leading supplier of workflow and document management tools, applications and services that assist strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated tools and technologies for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, portal connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR) and interoperability.

The Company's workflow-based services offer solutions to inefficient and labor-intensive healthcare business processes throughout the revenue cycle, such as chart coding, abstracting and completion, remote physician order processing, pre-admission registration scanning and signature capture, insurance verification, secondary billing services, explanation of benefits processing and release of information processing. The Company's solutions also address the document workflow needs of the Human Resource and Supply Chain Management processes of the healthcare enterprise. All solutions are available for purchase or through a remote hosting services model that better matches customers' capital or operating budget needs.

Streamline Health's solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. These integrated solutions allow providers and administrators to link existing systems with documents, which can dramatically improve the availability of patient information while decreasing direct costs associated with document retrieval, work-in-process, chart processing, document retention, and archiving.

For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.streamlinehealth.net.

"SafeHarbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements made by Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, included herein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new product development, key strategic alliances with vendors that resell the Company products, the ability of the Company to control costs, availability of products produced from third party vendors, the healthcare regulatory environment, healthcare information systems budgets, availability of healthcare information systems trained personnel for implementation of new systems, as well as maintenance of legacy systems, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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    Marketing Communications             Joe Diaz, Robert Blum or Joe Dorame
    (513) 794-7100                       (602) 889-9700
                                         STRM@lythampartners.com


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