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Patient Placement Systems Launches CareLookup.com Online Long-Term Healthcare Directory

CareLookup.com is the industry's largest online directory of nursing homes, home healthcare, hospice, DME/HME, and other long-term care providers

ATLANTA, July 24, 2008 -- Patient Placement Systems announced today the launch of CareLookup.com, the healthcare industry's largest online directory of continuing care providers. With a database of more than 115,000 listings, the no-cost CareLookup.com helps find the right nursing home, elderly care facility, home health agency, hospice or other long-term care provider with just a few clicks.

"We are pleased to make this comprehensive long-term care directory available online to individuals, continuing care providers and hospitals at no cost," said Eric Christ, president of Patient Placement Systems. "CareLookup.com expands our commitment to helping long-term care providers, hospitals and the healthcare industry overall improve processes and share information on the Web."

The benefits of the CareLookup.com directory extend well beyond family members looking to place loved ones in continuing care. The Web-based Discharge Referral System for hospitals uses the same comprehensive database of continuing healthcare providers as CareLookup.com.

"As a long-time user of the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System online software, we can say the database has been instrumental in helping us find the right long-term care provider--anywhere in the country--for our hard-to-place patients," said Toni Uffinger, social work coordinator for Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. "In one recent case, we sent a hard-to-place referral to dozens of providers instantly and made a placement in hours that likely would have taken days otherwise."

All continuing care providers are eligible for a free listing on CareLookup.com, including skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, independent rehab facilities, home health agencies, hospice providers, DME/HME providers, assisted living facilities, medical transportation providers, and all other long-term or continuing care providers.

About Patient Placement Systems

Patient Placement Systems (PatientPlacement.com) helps hospitals and long-term care providers replace mountains of paper and fax frustration with fast, efficient online healthcare software for discharge planning and patient admissions and referral management. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare Solutions company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services. For more information visit www.patientplacement.com.

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