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Riverside Health System Expands MediServe into Rehabilitation Facilities.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- MediServe Information Systems Inc. announced an agreement with the Riverside Health System (Newport News, Va.) to deploy MediLinks(R) Rehabilitation software at the Riverside Rehabilitation Institute (RRI). The Riverside Rehab Institute is a CARF and JCAHO accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) licensed for 50 beds. RRI will also be using MediLinks within its Shoreview Outpatient Clinic.

The Riverside Health System has utilized MediLinks in both Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation for over eight years in its flagship medical facility, the Riverside Regional Medical Center. This expansion to RRI will be Riverside's first use of MediLinks in an IRF environment.

"Riverside Rehabilitation Institute anticipates significant results from improved IRF-PAI documentation and scoring across all disciplines resulting in optimized efficiency and maximized revenue from the MediLinks implementation," said Renee K. Rountree, VP/administrator at RRI.

"MediLinks has capabilities that are directly in line with Riverside's goals to increase documentation efficiency and accuracy through automation," said Sherry Maynard, manager of clinical systems for the Riverside Health System. "Previous experience using MediLinks at Riverside Medical Center, a sister hospital of the Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, established confidence in its efficiency and ability to support both the staff at Riverside Rehabilitation Institute as well as Shoreview, Riverside's Outpatient clinic."

MediServe's clinical, mobile, and wireless software solutions & services enable health care organizations to deliver more effective care from their departments and manage more efficient business units. MediLinks is MediServe's point-of-care application that supports clinical information management activities of the health care organization. MediServe clients are increasing the quality of patient care and dramatically reducing operating costs by using MediLinks to plan, manage, and evaluate the cycle of clinical care.

About Riverside Rehabilitation Institute

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute ("RRI") is a 50-bed, full-service physical rehabilitation facility located on the scenic Hampton Roads waterfront in Newport News, Va. Riverside Rehabilitation Institute offers comprehensive outpatient services. It is licensed by the State of Virginia and nationally accredited by two independent and respected organizations (JCAHO, CARF). RRI can provide treatments for a wide range of conditions such as stroke, brain injury, general debilitation (weakness), spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions, orthopedics (joint replacement, fractures, arthritis) and amputation. Outpatient Services are offered on the hospital campus at Shoreview Outpatient Clinic and include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and the driving clinic.

About MediServe Information Systems

MediServe specializes in respiratory care, rehabilitation, and emergency department information systems for health care organizations. The company has over 225 successful health care client installations including hospitals, university medical centers and outpatient facilities. Founded in 1985, MediServe is a privately held company headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.mediserve.com. MediLinks is a registered trademark of MediServe Information Systems Inc.
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