SOURCE: Healthnostics, Inc.

December 17, 2009 17:00 ET

Healthnostics' MedGuardian System to Target Fast Growing Hospitalists Market

New Focus Capitalizes on Strong Trend in Hospital Structure

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Healthnostics, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HNSS), a medical and biotechnology analytics company today announced the inclusion of a hospitalist (hospital employed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) focus for the MedGuardian patient clinical monitoring and risk management system. According to the Society of Hospital Medicine's(SHM) recent analysis of data from the 2007 American Hospital Association (AHA) survey, there are currently 28,000 practicing hospitalists in the United States. These hospitalists practice in approximately half of the nation's community hospitals.

Healthnostics' MedGuardian target market has been the 4,200 community hospitals that constitute the majority of hospitals in the U.S. The inclusion of features addressing the needs of hospitalists, one of the fastest growing forms of medical practice in the United States, brings MedGuardian in line with this major new organizational change within hospitals. MedGuardian will assist hospitalists in managing such processes as length of stay, workflow, diverse case mix, and especially provide bi-directional primary care providers communication.

"MedGuardian will now address the needs of the growing population of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are becoming hospitals," said Alan Grofe, president. "These hospitalists are one of the keys to improving patient care by coordinating access to physician services."

About Healthnostics

Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology 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 biotechnology 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; and through the MedBioWeb subsidiary, MedBioWorld™, one of the largest professional medical and biotechnology directory resource and reference portal sites on the Internet, and FamilyMedicalNet, a companion consumer healthcare information portal.

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