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Date:3/12/2009

Newly Adopted Federal Stimulus Law Should Include Care Management Software Applications As Part of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Infrastructure

AUBURN, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), an industry leader in the development of medical management software applications, supports the health information technology (IT) provisions in the new economic stimulus package, referred to as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The new legislative initiative, which was signed into law by President Obama last month, will actively promote the wider adoption and integration of "qualified electronic health record" (EHR) systems through a number of federally-sponsored programs and initiatives.

Rob Pock, the CEO of TCS and health IT expert, notes, "Increasing health care efficiency and improving clinical outcomes are important goals for both the public and private sectors." As part of any health care reform effort, Pock recommends "the government expand the health IT infrastructure and interoperability framework to include care management software systems -- along with provider-based electronic health records (EHRs)."

Cheri Lattimer, Executive Director of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), observes that, "Most care management software systems already compile information from multiple data sources including claims information, health risk assessments, provider information, care treatment plans, employer data, predictive modeling, drug and lab data, and other sources. Electronic health records would be incomplete without this important information."

Pock notes further that TCS's suite of care management software services, including ACUITY Advance Care(TM) and Acuity AnyWare(TM), support a number of the key public policy aims of the newly signed law, which in part states:

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