Specialty Pharmacy Extending Mediware's Leadership Position in Homecare Software

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LENEXA, Kan., Dec. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is revolutionizing the specialty pharmacy software market following the recent acquisition of Definitive Homecare Solutions, Ltd. (DHS). Widely-known in the market by the name of its flagship software solution, CPR+, DHS serves the specialty pharmacy market, meeting its specific needs for software automation. Mediware has operated in the home infusion, HME, home health nursing and specialty pharmacy sector since 2008. Specialty pharmacy providers often use inefficient retail systems to run their business; Mediware recognizes this need and is growing its customer base to help meet specialty pharmacies unique business requirements.

During the past five years, Mediware has built an expansive portfolio of homecare solutions through the development of internal products, as well as acquisitions, including the June 2013 acquisition of Fastrack. Mediware's modular solutions fit all business sizes, large to small; streamlining clinical and operational workflows to improve revenues and help customers grow their business. This relates to all aspects of homecare operations, including product lines specific to specialty pharmacy, HME, home health and home infusion.

"Market conditions are ripe for consolidation in the homecare technology sector, as care shifts to home-based settings," said Thomas Mann, Mediware's president and chief executive officer. "Health reform, aging populations, prevalence of chronic disease, and other factors are triggering rapid growth in the specialty pharmacy arena, increasing the need for providers to access software products and services that drive down costs, maximize safety and efficiency and support business growth."

Mediware has more than 1,300 homecare customers. According to Mediware director of product development Scott Winchester, the Company plans to offer both an on-premise and hosted model, in a single, modular solution. "We understand how important it is for our customers to be able to leverage and fully control access to their data," said Winchester. "Our entire software development architecture reflects that philosophy."

About Mediware

Mediware was founded in 1970 and began offering software solutions in 1980 to help providers excel in high-growth, complex patient care environments that remain underserved by existing vendors. The company employs more than 400 subject matter experts who deeply understand business and care processes in highly specialized acute, non-acute and community-based care settings and have years of experience integrating systems. Mediware's portfolio of solutions currently includes blood services, cellular therapy, medication management, physical rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, behavioral health and home care. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at www.mediware.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Michelle Caldwell Marketing Coordinator 480.831.7800, ext.3183 michelle.caldwell@mediware.com

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