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Marion General Hospital Selects Streamline Health(R) for Integrated Document Workflow Solutions

2008-07-15 06:30:00

 Marion General Hospital Seeks Improved Operational Efficiencies for Health

      Information Management Using an Integrated Approach to Workflow

    CINCINNATI, July 15 /EMWNews-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health

Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) today announced that Marion General

Hospital, located in Marion, Ohio, will implement Streamline Health's

document management and workflow solutions integrated with its GE

Centricity(R) Enterprise clinical information solution. Through this

integrated solution, Marion General looks to enhance their health

information management processes, boost productivity and ultimately,

provide outstanding patient care.

    For nearly 85 years, Marion General's 250-bed, comprehensive regional

healthcare facility has been serving its patients within a 7-county area in

its North Central Ohio community. Marion General is a part of OhioHealth, a

nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization

consisting of 17 hospitals, 20 health and surgery centers, home-health

providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a

46-county area. Streamline Health will help Marion General gain

efficiencies with the implementation of a permanent, document-based

repository of health information and workflow solutions to improve their

business processes. These solutions will offer the hospital seamless access

to critical patient health information, expediting clinical decisions based

on comprehensive electronic health records.

    "Our physicians, in particular, will benefit greatly from the

Streamline Health solutions available within Centricity since it provides

remote access to data and documents via a secure Internet site, which in

turn, greatly improves the speed and ease of connecting from a physician's

office or home," commented Jerry Feyh, vice president of finance at Marion

General Hospital.

    Marion General will utilize Streamline Health's document management

solutions to provide convenient electronic access, including secure

web-based access, to all forms of patient information from any location.

Marion General plans to deploy the following Streamline Health's HIM Suite


    -- accessANYware(TM) - Health Information Management (HIM): Provides

enterprise access to a patient's medical records to better coordinate

patient care.

    -- Completion Workflow: Expedites the completion of the medical record,

including online review of chart documents and electronic signature by


    -- Coding Workflow: 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


    -- Document Capture Solutions: Delivers high speed production scanning

and indexing as well as departmental document capture and management.

    "The seamless integrated workflow between Streamline Health and GE

Healthcare solutions will offer Marion General Hospital a flexible,

automated process that will increase productivity and reduce costs,"

commented Brian Patsy, President and CEO of Streamline Health. "We are

pleased to work with Marion General and help them achieve improvements in

operational efficiencies to enhance patient care."

    About Marion General Hospital

    A 250-bed facility, Marion General is North Central Ohio's largest and

most sophisticated hospital and is a part of OhioHealth, a nationally

recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization based in

Columbus, Ohio. The hospital is a two-time recipient of OhioHealth's

President's Award, provided annually to the top performing hospital in the

system. In both 2006 and 2007, Marion General was named Solucient Top 100

Hospital: Performance Improvement Leaders. For additional information about

Marion General, visit our website at .

    About GE Healthcare

    GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and

services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in

medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient

monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and

biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around

the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform, treat and

monitor disease, so patients can live their lives to the fullest.

    GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare

providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological

diseases and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to

enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis,

pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in

the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric

Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000

people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in

more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit

our website at .

    About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.

    Streamline Health is a leading supplier of workflow and document

management tools, applications and services that enable strategic business

partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies

through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated

technology solutions for automating document-intensive environments,

including document workflow, document management, e-forms, portal

connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR), and interoperability.

    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. For additional information, visit our website at .

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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 timing of the closing of contracts and

the timing of the subsequent revenue recognition related thereto, 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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