Mediware(R) to Invest Nearly $3 Million in Rehabilitation and Respiratory Products

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LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc., the parent company of MediServe, announced today it will invest $2.8 million on enhancements to its Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care electronic documentation solutions.

The project includes upgrades to current MediLinks products, which are used by more than 2,500 facilities across the country. Mediware officials say they are committed to improving the platform to meet the evolving market and industry needs. Many of the product enhancements are already underway. Among the many upgrades: a new respiratory patient management solution; improved outcomes tools throughout the inpatient and outpatient rehab solutions; improved scheduling functionality and changes to the MediLinks outpatient workflow and regulatory compliance standards to meet the needs of the new G-code and Therapy Cap requirements.

"We understand the constant changes in the market place and see the need for growth as the baby boomer generation utilizes the post-acute care market more regularly," said Thomas Mann, CEO, Mediware. "This initial investment in modernizing the MediLinks platform will keep our powerful solutions on the leading edge of the industry and continue to support our clients' needs."

Mediware acquired MediServe in December 2012 and planning for the project started immediately after the purchase. Completion is set for July 2014. Mediware will announce a number of product releases in the coming months that will detail more extensive functionality upgrades.

Company leaders purchased MediServe for its significant domain knowledge and 27-year history offering a market-leading product suite for hospital networks and outpatient and private practice providers. The rehabilitation and respiratory care solutions are designed to improve clinical and business workflow while actively addressing regulatory compliance and revenue cycle improvement.

About Mediware

Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include rehabilitation and respiratory care solutions; blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers and research facilities; software for the HME/DME, home infusion, specialty pharmacy and home health providers; medication management solutions for hospitals and behavioral health facilities; and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at www.mediware.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Michelle Caldwell MediServe, A Mediware Company 480.831.7800, ext.3183 michelle.caldwell@mediware.com

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