July 03, 2008 09:00 ET

Orlando Health Selects TECSYS For Its IDN

TECSYS Wins Fourth Major Hospital Supply Chain In The Last Ten Months

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today that Orlando Health, a 1.5 billion dollar not-for-profit healthcare organization, has selected TECSYS' warehouse and distribution management solutions to enable its recently adopted self-distribution model, empowering them to squeeze cost out of their supply chain operations and help them improve service to patients.

As Central Florida's 5th largest employer, Orlando Health's network consists of nine hospitals and care centers in the Greater Orlando area. The organization employs some 14,000 people and is affiliated with more than 2000 physicians, all of whom support the organization's philosophy of providing high quality care and service to over 100,000 inpatients and 600,000 outpatients each year.

Rick Schooler, Vice President & CIO of Orlando Health stated: "Orlando Health is pleased with our decision to implement a new warehouse and distribution management system from TECSYS. We have high expectations regarding its ability to automate core workflows while providing vital operations analysis and reporting capabilities. Our supply chain management and team members look forward to complete integration of the TECSYS product into their daily functions. In brief, TECSYS will be the foundation on which we build a successful Consolidated Service Center that meets the needs of our complex and demanding healthcare organization."

Following its continued commitment for the latest technology, Orlando Health selected TECSYS' warehouse and distribution management solutions for healthcare to enable them to efficiently manage all hospital supplies as well as movement of all inventory at their new distribution center in Orlando, Florida. TECSYS' software will be deployed to provide just-in-time delivery of vital products and supplies to support its significant healthcare service operations at hospitals and medical centres across the region. The TECSYS software will also be interfaced to the hospital management and patient information systems including Lawson software financial system, allowing full visibility of all the organization's supply chain operations across all locations, eliminating double entry of data and empowering their logistics management to be accurate, efficient and proactive.

Peter Brereton, President and CEO of TECSYS stated: "With hospitals becoming increasingly cognizant of costs and the need to manage critical supplies to healthcare professionals, self-distribution has become a growing trend in healthcare. It is also becoming more widely adopted as hospitals have embraced the concept due to the fact that it has met enough success and has delivered real tangible and intangible benefits for hospital supply chain networks. With over 200 IDNs in the U.S., we are at the infancy of an adoption trend where TECSYS plays a market leading role today."

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of nine hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region. The organization, which includes the area's only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies; Lucerne Hospital; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; South Lake Hospital (50 percent partnership); St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent partnership) and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando - the first affiliate of one of the nation's premier cancer centers, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Orlando Health's areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Orlando Health is Central Florida's fifth largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees and more than 2,000 affiliated physicians, all of whom support our philosophy of providing high quality care and service when it matters most. Orlando Health proves this every day with over 100,000 inpatient admissions and more than 600,000 outpatient visits each year. In all, Orlando Health serves 1.6 million Central Florida residents and nearly 3,000 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides approximately $198 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include over 500 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2007. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.tecsys.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

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