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Family Care Home Health, Inc. Selects PatientPlacement.amily com to Automate Intake and Referrals

Web-based Referral Management System links two home health and personal care businesses to improve efficiency and streamline processes

ATLANTA,GA. October 23, 2008 - 2008-Patient Placement Systems announced today that continuing care provider Family Care, Inc., of Central Virginia has deployed the Referral Management System, Enterprise Edition in both its home health and private duty companies.

The Referral Management System automates and accelerates patient and client referral intake for subacute and long-term care providers, replacing slow fax-and-paper processes with a fast, simple and efficient online software service. Both Family Care locations as well as its two business offices can review, track, approve and archive referral documents securely online, applying efficiency and consistency to referral processes.

"The Referral Management System is the perfect solution to automate our referral inquiry process," said Family Care's CEO, Bonnie Gordon. "We receive referrals from so many sources and methods, and this system is just what we needed to fix the fax frustration and streamline our workflow. Task Management is ideal for tracking marketing efforts and Insurance Verification will be a tremendous time saver, increasing efficiency across our two companies and business offices."

Gordon also cited the benefit of eliminating the referral log books and manual reports that managers and marketing personal spent hours each week to produce. Referral Management System provides a variety of reports that are automatically generated within seconds.

"We are pleased to announce this partnership with a distinguished home health and private duty provider such as Family Care, Incorporated," said Eric Christ, President of Patient Placement Systems. "The value and convenience that the Referral Management System provides for sharing information between companies is unparalleled. And the ability to speed response times to referral sources is a critical advantage in an increasingly competitive industry. "

About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers replace mountains of paper and fax frustration with fast, efficient online healthcare software for discharge planning, patient referral management and tracking, and electronic medical records storage and retrieval. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services.

About Family Care, Incorporated: Locally owned and operated by health care professionals, Family Care has been in business since 1983. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Family Care serves Richmond and its neighboring counties, as well as the Tri-city area including Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Sussex, and portions of Surry counties. Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), Family Care Family Care is one of the largest leading providers of a variety of home health and personal care services, including nursing, companion care, live-ins, physical, occupational and speech therapies.

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