SOURCE: Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

May 24, 2011 15:14 ET

Southern Home Medical Adds Concern Reporting and Compliance Management Software to Its "Backstage" Operating Platform for All Company Locations

LYMAN, SC--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHOM), a holding company providing healthcare services, healthcare professionals and durable medical equipment to medical institutions, announced today that world-class concern reporting and compliance management capabilities, are being implemented within its "Backstage Solutions" web-hosted software platform.

"Backstage" is an integrated operations management system that enables more efficient and compliant operations within all locations of the Southern Home family of companies and their franchisees. The comprehensive concern reporting and management solution will allow all constituents of APNEA Rx and Encore to report concerns of any type, anonymously. Additionally, all Southern Home partner businesses and their franchisees will utilize these solutions to manage reported concerns, such as patient safety issues, to deliver a resolution on a timely and consistent basis.

"The implementation of industry-wide electronic medical record keeping and HIPAA compliance solutions poses ongoing challenges to the healthcare industry. Our newly enhanced Backstage platform helps all our businesses operate in a more ethical and compliant manner while delivering the highest levels of customer service," said Jeff Sarvis, Southern Home Medical President and CEO. "The functionality we have added to Backstage is currently being utilized by some of the world's largest companies, along with certain U.S federal government and state agencies. We are excited about the additional value this solution brings to our businesses."

About Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc.
Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. is a holding company with a focus on servicing the needs of the U.S. healthcare industry. The Company provides quality health care professionals, durable medical equipment, respiratory services and other home care services to support national shortages in hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. With contractual agreements with partner businesses in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Florence and Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, Dunwoody, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Southern Home Medical is leveraging the success of these business models to expand sales opportunities in these areas with health, medical and equipment needs. For more information, visit www.southernhomemedical.com.

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