SOURCE: SecureCARE Technologies

June 20, 2005 11:19 ET

SecureCARE Technologies Executes Contract With Girling Health Care, Inc. for Paperless Document Exchange Solution

SecureCARE's Physician-Centric Business Model Proves to Be Effective

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- SecureCARE Technologies (OTC BB: SCUI), a leading developer and supplier of HIPAA-ready, Internet-based document exchange technology and e-signature solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that Girling Health Care, Inc. has joined the SecureCARE network. Under the terms of the contract, SecureCARE will immediately begin implementation of its application, SecureCARE.net, starting with Girling's Austin and Houston, Texas locations. With 31 locations, Girling is one of the largest home health providers in the country. Girling Health Care provides high-quality professional home health and personal care services to people in their own homes. The company operates in Florida, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Tennessee and Texas. A fully implemented SecureCARE network with Girling could add an estimated $140-$175,000 annually in revenues to SecureCARE.

SecureCARE.net addresses a massive paper problem in the $225 million home health segment of SecureCARE's target market, which is part of a total addressable market for healthcare IT solutions estimated at $2.5 billion. The solution enables home health providers to exchange medical documents with referring physicians electronically, thereby enabling faster document turnaround, which leads to improved cash flow. It also eliminates lost paperwork and duplicate orders, and generates a complete billing report and audit trail for physicians.

In addition, SecureCARE.net now also enables Girling and other users to send wound care photographs to physicians as attachments. SecureCARE believes this new feature will create an even a wider competitive advantage for the company. With the click of a button, physicians will be able to view wound photos taken at different dates and times in order to better manage patient care.

Mary Durfor, Vice President of Home Health Operations for Girling, said: "We decided to use SecureCARE.net because of strong physician demand. More importantly, SecureCARE provides Girling with an opportunity for introductions to many large medical groups due to its affiliation with the American Medical Group Association."

"We are also excited about our partnership because it enables everyone to be more efficient and reduce the costs associated with paper document exchange," she continued. "It allows us to spend more time on patient care and less time on paper work. Our executive team also felt that SecureCARE.net would differentiate our organization in the marketplace."

Dennis J. Nasto, senior vice president of sales and marketing for SecureCARE Technologies, stated: "Just as physicians drive healthcare services, physicians also drive the adoption of new technology. With physicians at the forefront, we believe SecureCARE.net can improve efficiencies within the entire $2.5 billion target market. We are pleased that Girling, a major player in home health, has joined our rapidly expanding network of home health providers, physicians and software vendors who are committed to improving healthcare operations in this country."

About Girling Health Care, Inc.

Girling Health Care is a family business with some 38 years of experience providing high-quality professional home health, personal care and homemaker services to people in their own homes. The company is privately owned and has been in continuous operation since 1967 with strong, stable management to ensure consistent quality of care. Girling Health Care has led the way in working with physicians, hospitals and other health care groups to find the best and most innovative methods to bring a variety of health care options to the home. Based in Austin, Texas, Girling Health Care is also licensed in five other states including Florida, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Tennessee. All of its Medicare and private duty locations are accredited by the nationally recognized Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Girling is also a member of the National Association for Home Care and works with affiliated state groups to promote the highest standards of home care in all locations. For more information, call 1-800-GIRLING(1-800-447-5464) or visit www.girling.com.

About SecureCARE Technologies, Inc.

SecureCARE Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet-based document exchange and e-signature solutions for the healthcare industry. Built with state-of-the art development tools from the Microsoft dotNET development solutions, SecureCARE.net is tailored to the needs of physicians, clinics and home healthcare, hospice and durable medical equipment providers. This end-to-end solution offers a revolutionary approach to accessing information and managing time-consuming forms and authorizations. SecureCARE's easy-to-use technology eliminates paper, while enhancing the ability of physicians to capture fees for otherwise unbilled time and services, uniquely and directly impacting the physician's revenue. SecureCARE.net is a highly secure, HIPAA-ready tracking and reporting tool that streamlines operations while providing physicians with additional revenue opportunities. Additional information about SecureCARE can be found on http://www.securecaretech.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding among other things our plans, strategies and prospects -- both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect" "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated" and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents that we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to SecureCARE or a person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary language.

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