SOURCE: Mediware Information Systems

Mediware Information Systems

June 15, 2010 16:39 ET

Mediware Signs New Distribution Agreement With Unibased Systems Architecture

Unibased Systems Architecture Will Include Mediware's Bone and Tissue Tracking Capabilities as Part of Suite for Surgical Management

LENEXA, KS--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDW) has announced a new distribution agreement with Unibased Systems Architecture (Unibased)  providing Unibased the right to distribute Mediware's BiologiCare® software as a part of their proprietary product suite, ForSite 2020®. BiologiCare helps healthcare organizations track bone, tissues, and other biologic substances used in surgery and patient therapies and offers Unibased customers a compelling solution for an area of care with increasing regulation and oversight.

"Operating room staff usually manage all the materials used in surgical procedures but have struggled to efficiently comply with complex tracking and compliance requirements revolving surrounding the use of bones, tendons and other biologics," said Thomas Mann, Mediware's president and chief executive officer. "Unibased has a significant base of surgery department customers, an excellent reputation for surgery management technologies, and their customers have already expressed a need for a solution like BiologiCare. Combined, we believe this is a channel relationship that could deliver important results for both our organizations and our customers."

BiologiCare was introduced to address new regulatory concerns regarding the receipt, storage and use of biologic products in patient therapies. The software provides hospitals with an automated environment that helps staff know at a glance what biologic products they have, what quantities exist, when they will expire, as well as if they were used and what patient received the biologic therapy.

Larry Grossman, VP, Product Management, said, "When addressing the requirements of our clients and prospects, we wanted to be sure to select a product that was easy to use and met all of their needs. Because of the sensitivity to temperature changes and extensive monitoring required to maintain an inventory of tissues, coupled with the success of Mediware in their blood bank business, we felt comfortable selecting BiologiCare. After careful evaluation, we really liked the modular approach of the BiologiCare product which enables users to select the features and functions that met their current business needs while maintaining the flexibility to add functionality over time. Fully integrating it in our ForSite2020 Surgery Management solution will make the interaction seamless and easy for our clients."

The effective tracking and tracing of transplantable materials has become a serious management problem with few viable solutions. A typical facility has a wide variety of transplantable tissues from a myriad of suppliers on hand at any given time. BiologiCare allows hospitals to understand their inventory, manage vendor qualifications, and re-order or re-distribute products through the view of a single screen. Further, in the event of a product contamination or recall, BiologiCare quarantines unused products and streamlines regulatory audits to understand potential risks to staff and patients.

Scalable and flexible, BiologiCare's multiple modules can be deployed as traditional software on the customer's network or as a remote hosted solution. For more information about BiologiCare, please contact info@mediware.com or visit the company's web site. For information about how BiologiCare can operate within the surgical suite or as a part of the ForSite 2020 product suite, please contact Unibased at info@unibased.com or www.unibased.com.

About Mediware
Mediware delivers interoperable best of breed software systems that integrate with electronic medical records to improve efficiencies and address safety concerns to enable healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and business intelligence based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our web site at www.mediware.com.

About Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) markets open, scalable, and integrated client-server and web-based software solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of sophisticated enterprise organizations and improve the coordination of healthcare services. Unibased's surgery management and enterprise scheduling software products are considered market leading. Based in Chesterfield, Missouri, all Unibased products are made and supported in the United States. Visit Unibased on the web at www.unibased.com.

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Act") and in releases made by the SEC from time to time. Such forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009, which may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update its forward-looking statements.

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