SOURCE: SecureCARE Technologies

November 17, 2008 08:01 ET

SecureCare Adds Addison Health Systems to Its Growing List of EMR Resellers

Addison Health Systems' WritePad™ EMR Launches Automated Electronic Faxing With Sfax™ to Over 4,500 Providers

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - SecureCare Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SCUC), a health care information technology company based in Austin, Texas, has successfully launched Sfax™ as part of an integrated and automated faxing solution within Addison Health Systems' WritePad™, an EMR (electronic medical record) system used to track patients, create exam notes and compile detailed patient reports. Addison Health Systems, based in Addison, Texas, is one of the top EMR vendors for the physical medicine provider and chiropractic sector in the nation with over 4,500 providers using WritePad on a daily basis.

Sfax presents WritePad customers with a complete and automated fax workflow documentation solution. By automating the faxing of incoming and outgoing faxes and by routing them accurately to specific patient records, Sfax streamlines the EMR process. Addison Health Systems' customers consist largely of referral-based physical medicine and pain management providers who rely heavily on faxing as a chief method of patient health information exchange to their patients' primary care physicians. Today, faxing remains a manual process for WritePad users, causing them to print and manually fax outbound faxes and then scan incoming faxes into the EMR system, a tedious and time-consuming task.

With the addition of Sfax, providers will be able to quickly search for faxes in connection with individual records and see a full history from a fax or other parts of the patient chart. Patient encounters will be efficiently documented as well as transferred to primary care providers from a secure HIPAA-ready platform in a timely manner. Sfax saves end-users up to 95 percent of the time and up to 80 percent of the cost of manual faxing.

"We selected SecureCare because of their focus on health care and their understanding of our customers' needs," said Greg Winterkamp, CEO and Founder of Addison Health Systems. "Sfax proves to be the most cost-effective solution and an ideal fit for Writepad users' workflow needs. All of our customers have made the decision to move towards a paperless office and to automate their processes. With the addition of Sfax our customers can now be truly paperless and thus we expect an extremely high adoption rate. By integrating and automating the fax process and having the fax documents attached to the specific patient file, we will have a greater competitive advantage."

"Addison Health Systems is a perfect partner for us because they understand that faxing remains an important part of a physician practice even for those physicians that use EMRs. They understand that the key to successful adoption of Sfax is by integrating and automating the fax workflow while attaching that information to the specific patient file. The fact that Addison Health Systems in one of the largest EMR companies in their space only serves to give us greater credibility in the market," said Dennis Nasto, CEO of SecureCare Technologies.

About SecureCare Technologies, Inc.

SecureCare Technologies, Inc. is a publicly-held health care information technology company with shares traded under the symbol SCUC. The company's Internet-based Sfax™ is the only secure EFR™ (electronic fax record), with Digital Signature and annotation features, that is 100 percent dedicated to the health care industry. The product is a HIPAA-ready work flow solution that saves end-users up to 95 percent of the time and up to 80 percent of the cost of manual faxing. It provides a complete log and audit trail for all fax documents and completely eliminates the manual paper processing of fax documents. Sfax is distributed to end-users through the company's network of health care software vendors and value-added resellers. It is sold as an easily-integrated, add-on module to existing health care applications or as a stand-alone solution. Additional information about SecureCare can be found at: http://www.sfaxme.com

About Addison Health Systems

Addison Health Systems is a top EMR vendor servicing over 4,500 medical, chiropractic, physical therapy, pain management, osteopathic, neurology and occupational therapy providers in the U.S. WritePad™, Addison Health System's EMR, is a HIPAA-compliant comprehensive patient reporting system which excels in patient care documentation notes, SOAP Notes, and narratives, making clinics paperless and efficient. WritePad™ gives providers quick access to patient records, allows patients to set up their own patient files electronically, allows patients to check-in to their appointments using biometrics and now allows providers to send and receive faxes electronically. To learn more about Addison Health Systems or WritePad™, visit: http://www.writepad.com

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