SOURCE: SecureCARE Technologies

July 08, 2008 08:00 ET

SecureCare Completes Integration of the First Fully Automated Electronic Fax Record for Home Care Providers

Sfax's Integration Into Thornberry's Management Software Is an Industry First

AUSTIN, TX and LANCASTER, PA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - SecureCare Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SCUC), a health care information technology company based in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Thornberry Limited, developer of intelligent clinical management software for homecare, to provide Sfax, the first fully automated electronic fax record, to the home care industry.

Sfax eliminates the entire manual physician order fax operation typically associated with home care providers and replaces it with an easy to use, automated fax system that is integrated within Thornberry's NDoc® clinical management software. "Users can expect to realize savings of up to 95 percent in administration time and up to 80 percent of the cost of manual faxing," said Dennis Nasto, CEO and Director of SecureCare Technologies.

Sfax is a bi-directional EFR (electronic faxing record) that enables health care providers to send, receive and manage faxes from any application on any computer with an Internet connection. Its complete integration into the Thornberry system allows the entire workflow process to be managed through Sfax. In addition to automating the task of sending and receiving fax-based communications, the Internet-based fax system meets HIPAA guidelines for electronic exchange of patient health information (PHI). Sfax securely delivers NDoc 485 documents without the need for antiquated printing and other manual processing. All Sfax transmissions are encrypted and a built-in audit and log trail means instant access to data in the event of a Medicare or other audit.

"Sfax is a low-cost solution and requires almost no training, making adoption a painless process. The automation of Sfax and NDoc will change forever how health care document exchange is done today. I can't imagine any home health care provider not wanting to take immediate advantage of this opportunity to impact their bottom line," said Tom Peth, Thornberry president.

"This industry-first integration of Sfax into the Thornberry clinical management software reaffirms our long-term growth strategy of integrating with HIT (health information technology) and EMR (electronic medical record) partners. Through these partnerships, we are now delivering complete workflow and automation solutions that are crucial to improving care, reducing errors and containing costs in the American health care system," Nasto stated.

"At Thornberry we are constantly looking for additional ways to help home care agencies and hospices improve their efficiency. Partnering with an industry leader such as SecureCare allows us to deliver that commitment to users of NDoc. We expect a very high adoption rate for Sfax," said Peth.

About Thornberry Ltd

Thornberry Ltd., based in Lancaster PA, is a developer and marketer of intelligent, leading-edge management information systems for the home health care and hospice industry. With a heritage of offering customer-centric solutions since 1992, Thornberry and its best-in-breed technology partners are dedicated to building home health care management software solutions that solve real problems and ready homecare agencies for the introduction of universal electronic records and regional health information exchanges (RHIOs). For more information, please contact 1.717.431.3070, or visit http://www.thornberryltd.com./

About SecureCare Technologies Inc.

SecureCare Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SCUC) 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, workflow 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

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including the description of the company and its product offerings, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the historical volatility and low trading volume of our stock, the risk and uncertainties inherent in the early stages of growth companies, the company's need to raise substantial additional capital to proceed with its business, risks associated with competitors, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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