SOURCE: Medical Care Technologies Inc.

February 26, 2014 10:44 ET

Medical Care Technologies Inc. Targets Leadership Role in Implementing Its e-Health Solutions for China's $3BN Industry

BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) - Medical Care Technologies Inc. (OTC Pink: MDCE), is a healthcare technology company providing information technology solutions and family healthcare services in China. As China continues to develop, the country's healthcare infrastructure also continues to progress with ongoing heavy investment in government healthcare spending. 

In 2012, the State Council of China published its 12th Five-Year Plan for developing its healthcare services, which includes establishment of a national unified medical and health information standard system. Up to 2012, hundreds of electronic health record systems and electronic medical systems have been developed, but the systems are still in their infancy, and China is facing a variety of challenges in implementation of the systems.

Medical Care Technologies Inc., aims to take a leadership role in the fast growing Healthcare Informatization industry in China. Our approach is 3-pronged to include: 1) enhancing the IT and information capabilities of hospitals; 2) integrating clinical functions such as electronic health records and operating data from hospital or clinic visits and, 3) sharing of information among hospitals and between health regions. With our recently announced partnership with a Chinese Tier A Systems Integrator, we are well-positioned to target government Healthcare Informatization contracts. 

According to the data from China Hospital Association, China's medical industry spent CNY 18 billion (USD 2.94 billion) on IT in 2012, rising by 23% compared with the previous year; the annual average growth rate was nearly 25% for recent five years.

According to the 12th Five-Year Informatization Promotion Arrangements of Ministry of Health, China's Healthcare Informatization will be comprehensively promoted during 2014 to 2015. As a result, the Healthcare Informatization industry will step into an explosive phase in 2014 and usher in a faster growth period.

James Lau, Chief Executive Officer of Medical Care Technologies Inc. comments, "We are well positioned to take advantage of the expansive growth of China's Healthcare Informatization industry. With our comprehensive e-Health technologies, together with collaboration and partnership with a Tier-A System Integrator in China, we will be able to establish ourselves quickly as a leading solution provider of cloud-based Electronic Health Records -- EHR solution there." 

About Medical Care Technologies Inc.
Medical Care Technologies Inc. is traded under the symbol MDCE on the OTC Markets and is headquartered in Beijing, China. MDCE, through joint ventures or Chinese subsidiaries, develops a network of family and children's health facilities in the larger urban areas throughout China. Services are geared towards the advancing economic middle-class Chinese families. MDCE's role is to enhance the overall well-being of the family and community and to expand its healthcare services to include preventative health and wellness education. MDCE's main mission is simple -- to become a healthcare service provider leader in family and children's health. Information on the Company can be found on the Company's website at www.medicaretechinc.com.

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