SOURCE: Elm Technologies Inc.

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

ELM Technologies Incorporated and Decision Critical, Inc. Form Strategic Relationship

The Combined Result of the Strategic Relationship Will Increase Staff Productivity, Lower Labor Costs, Increase Employee Satisfaction & Improve Quality Care

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - ELM Technologies (PINKSHEETS: ETGS) and Decision Critical, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic relationship to offer a comprehensive staffing, scheduling and competency management solution to the long-term care provider market.

"This competency-based staffing solution is the first of its kind in long-term care. In this time of decreasing reimbursement and the worsening shortage of care providers, the very survival of long-term care organizations will hinge on organizational implementation of innovative workforce competency -- optimization models similar to the one delivered through this strategic relationship," said Kenneth W. Dion, RN, MSN, MBA, president and CEO of Decision Critical, Inc.

The joint staffing solution combines the labor management functionality found in ELM's Logistics Management System solution with the competency management capabilities of Decision Critical's solution suite. This combined solution results in increased staff productivity, lower labor costs, and increased employee satisfaction and retention while improving the quality of care.

"The ELM and Decision Critical's relationship provides long-term care organizations with the workforce efficiency solutions they need and want," stated Barbara Rivera, president of ELM. "We are excited about this new relationship with Decision Critical. They are proven professionals with a suite of quality products and an excellent reputation."

About ELM Technologies Incorporated (

ELM Technologies, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, offers a new and improved method to traditional staff scheduling among long-term care facilities and nursing homes. ELM Technologies, Inc. has an exclusive license to market and sell a unique and proprietary workforce modeling and scheduling solution from EmLogis, Inc. that both identifies a significant cost reduction and delivers reduced employee turnover with increased staff preferences by removing inherent inefficiencies in scheduling hourly long-term care employees. ELM provides the exclusive rights to market the GENERATOR solution from EmLogis, Inc. to long-term care facilities through Software-as-a-Service.

About Decision Critical, Inc. (

Decision Critical, Inc.'s (Decision Critical) web-based learning management, competency checklists, professional portfolio and professional evaluation systems provide 360 degree competency management. Our systems were designed to help healthcare organizations reduce staffing, improve patient care and ensure staff training competency and compliance. Today our systems serve over 500,000 users in more than 500 healthcare organizations from Alaska to Kuwait. Decision Critical is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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