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The National Health Service and Attainia Move to Modernize Medical Capital Equipment Budgeting and Planning for the United Kingdom
Date:12/2/2008

DERBYSHIRE, England and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Attainia and The National Health Service Supply Chain today announced they will deploy Attainia's suite of web-based budgeting and planning applications to Hospital trusts within the United Kingdom.

"NHSSC has moved quickly to develop leading supply chain solutions for the Hospital trusts in the United Kingdom," according to Jeff Kleck, CEO of Attainia. "We recognize that NHSSC is building one of the best processes of any market in the world. As part of their mission, the NHSSC is adopting the tools necessary to facilitate proper planning and ensure that capital equipment is brought in on-time and on-budget."

Andy Brown, Trading Director for NHSSC notes, "Effective capital equipment planning will deliver a real benefit to trusts and is something that we want to offer as part of our capital equipment solution. The Attainia system is excellent in its breadth of functionality and application to the Healthcare market and we are working closely with Attainia as part of our effort to adopt this in the UK. We have already deployed it with one of the largest trusts in Europe -- UHB in Birmingham and they are using it to plan and equip 5000 rooms. We will go live with another 3 trusts before the end of the year."

About National Health Service Supply Chain

NHSSC is run by DHL as a contracted out supply chain management service to the NHS in England. The contract started in 2006 and has eight more years to run. The aim of the contract is to save the NHS over 1 billion pounds Sterling over the life of the contract. NHSSC is responsible for procuring and managing over 5 billion pounds Sterling of expenditure in the NHS covering medical and non-medical consumables to capital equipment. Visit http://www.supplychain.nhs.uk for more information on NHSSC.

About Attainia

Founded in 2001, Attainia, Inc. is dedicated to improving the management of the healthcare capital equipment lifecycle. Attainia supplies the industry's broadest array of capital equipment management systems, including BUDGET, PLAN, PREDICT, and WATCH. Attainia software is the most widely used and highly customized equipment planning, budgeting and tracking software available. There are more than 1,800 active projects totaling more than $20 billion being planned using Attainia software systems. Visit http://www.attainia.com for more information on Attainia.


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