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HEALTHCAREfirst Acquires CareFacts® Information Systems

Solidifies Leadership Position in Home Health Software Solution Industry.

HEALTHCAREfirst, the industry”s leading provider of Web-based management software, billing and coding services and consultation exclusively for home health care and hospice care agencies, today announced its acquisition of CareFacts Information Systems, Inc. (CareFacts). The addition of CareFacts further solidifies HEALTHCAREfirst’s leadership position in software and solutions for the home health care and hospice care industries.

Since 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst has provided software and services featuring the firstHOMECARE and firstHOSPICE solutions on its signature, Web-based SaaS platform. The company also delivers unique financial services products and billing, billing recovery and coding services that streamline and advance operations and care for agencies of all sizes nationwide.

The short implementation time and flexibility of HEALTHCAREfirst’s completely Web-based solutions have led to significant growth in recent years, including this new acquisition of CareFacts. Founded in 1991, CareFacts provides fully integrated software packages to meet the business and regulatory needs of home health care agencies, hospice care agencies and public health organizations. The company’s software allows customers to manage their clinical and back office functions via a client server format. CareFacts’ solutions will be combined with the industry-leading, Web-based solutions from HEALTHCAREfirst to offer agencies the best options available with unmatched support.

“The addition of CareFacts was a natural fit for HEALTHCAREfirst. We were very impressed with the success and high adoption of clinical point-of-care with CareFacts’ products,” says HEALTHCAREfirst President & CEO Bobby Robertson. “HEALTHCAREfirst’s continued growth translates to more value for home health care and hospice care agencies across the nation. We plan to integrate CareFacts’ solutions into our expansive offering set and are pleased to now be able to offer more advanced functionality and Web-based access to new and existing HEALTHCAREfirst and CareFacts customers.”

Elaborating on the combined synergies of the two companies, CareFacts CEO Gordon Raup notes the increased benefits to customers, “This alignment truly results in a best of class solution that helps home health care and hospice care agencies do more with less and put Patients Before Paperwork. As a result we are not only excited to be working with HEALTHCAREfirst – we look forward to helping our customers deliver better care to their patients.”

About HEALTHCAREfirst
Founded in 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst provides the industry’s most comprehensive and advanced suite of Web-based management software, billing and coding services and consultation exclusively to home health care and hospice care agencies. Utilizing years of experience working closely with agencies on the front lines, the company develops solutions from the ground up around agencies’ unique workflows to free time and resources, streamline processes and keep caregivers at the point-of-care. With a focus on minimizing risk, seamless implementation and robust, intuitive solutions, HEALTHCAREfirst empowers small, start-up agencies and multi-state enterprise organizations alike to put patients before paperwork and realize their agency’s full potential for success. For more information, contact HEALTHCAREfirst at 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s Website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

About CareFacts Information Systems, Inc.
CareFacts Information Systems, Inc., a leader in software for home health care agencies, hospice care agencies and public health organizations, offers clinical point-of-care charting documentation, scheduling and a billing and accounts receivable system. The company’s software allows customers to manage the clinical and back office functions with solutions for clinical documentation, quality improvement and business enterprise management. For more information call 651.636.3890 or visit the company’s Website at www.carefacts.com.

January 10, 2011
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