SOURCE: Healthnostics, Inc.

July 10, 2006 08:30 ET

Healthnostics Announces First Hospital Client for MedGuardian System

BETHESDA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Healthnostics, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HNST), a medical and bioscience analytics company, today announced the signing of the first MedGuardian system hospital client, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, which is part of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System and the University Hospitals Health System. MedGuardian is a new, highly productive Rich Internet Application (RIA) patient care monitoring and risk management system for hospitals. This new modular system provides hospitals with automated data collection, reporting, and analysis tools that improve clinical treatment and reduce risk events and medical errors.

"We are excited to have such a prestigious hospital as Mercy Medical Center become our first MedGuardian hospital client. Our objective was to design a high impact, easy-to-use, modular, and affordable system for our hospital clients and that goal has been validated with the new MedGuardian system order from Mercy Medical Center," said Alan Grofé, president of Healthnostics.

"Mercy Medial Center is very pleased to have the MedGuardian system help us continue to deliver quality care to our community," said Tracey Majors, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Director of Quality Management, Mercy Medical Center. "The system's modular design will allow us to incorporate additional patient care monitoring and improvement functionality across our hospital system over time."

About Healthnostics

Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and bioscience analytics company that provides comprehensive patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and bioscience resource information to industry professionals as well as to the general public. Healthnostics' major products include: MedGuardian, a patient care monitoring and risk management system for hospitals that is fully Web-based; MedBioWorld™, the largest professional medical and bioscience directory resource and reference portal site on the Internet; and FamilyMedicalNet, a companion consumer healthcare information portal.

About Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio

Mercy Medical Center operates a 476-bed hospital serving southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its medical staff, employs 2,500 people, operates six outpatient health centers and has been named among the Top 50 Best Heart Hospitals by US News & World Report. When the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine first came to Canton in 1908, they joined with physicians to convert President McKinley's former home into a hospital. Mercy Medical Center is a Catholic hospital that is part of a 50/50 non-profit corporation formed in June 1999 between the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System and the University Hospitals Health System that continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

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