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Streamline Health(R) Solutions Reports Second Quarter Results

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months, ended July 31, 2009.

Highlights for the quarter included:

Revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $4.1 million compared to $4.9 million in the second quarter in 2008. Net loss for the quarter was $(18,000), or $(0.00) per share, compared to a net loss of $(429,000), or $(0.05) per share, in the second quarter of 2009. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in revenues was a result of a decrease of approximately $845,000 in systems sales, and a $79,000 decrease in application hosting revenues. Declines in these revenue categories were offset by an increase of approximately $126,000 in services and maintenance and support revenues.

A hosting contract for a newly developed workflow solution with a total value of nearly $1.0 million was signed with an existing customer in this recent second quarter. This continues to validate recent customer trends and preferences towards the hosting services software delivery model.

Total operating expenses declined by more than $1.2 million to $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2009 from $5.3 million for the comparable period in 2008. This was primarily a result of company-wide cost reductions initiated in the third quarter of 2008 and increased capitalization of software development costs for our 5th generation flagship product and related workflows.

The operating loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 was $(17,000) compared with an operating loss of $(427,000) in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. An operating profit of $11,000 was generated for the six months ended July 31, 2009 compared with a $(1.2 million) operating loss for the comparable six months of 2008. This represents a significant improvement in operating income of over $1.2 million.

J. Brian Patsy, chief executive officer of Streamline Health, commented, "We are pleased with the progress that we continue to make in managing our costs and right-sizing our company. We reached virtual breakeven for the quarter and the first half of the year as we are beginning to benefit from the leverage the we have built into our business model in the past 12 months. While capital procurement for information technology in the hospital segment continues to be constrained by spending moratoriums in individual institutions and hospital groups of all sizes throughout the country, we believe that a substantial pent-up demand is building up as the economy recovers and the federal stimulus package positively impacts healthcare software expenditures. That is a very positive scenario for Streamline Health going forward as we are now better positioned for improved operational and financial performance when the market begins to turn around."

"During the quarter," continued Mr. Patsy, "we secured a new hosting contract from a leading medical institution that will total approximately $1.0 million in revenues for one of our newest document workflow solutions. Our business process management (BPM) solutions will be instrumental in driving better productivity and higher accountability in the key business processes of this institution. We have the experience and the expertise to design and implement workflow processes tailored to an institution's specific needs that will enable staff to seamlessly utilize the new technology to drive operating efficiencies throughout their entire system. Given the industry-wide need to cut costs and drive efficiencies, we believe this represents an exciting new market opportunity for Streamline Health in the years to come."

Mr. Patsy continued, "Total backlog at the end of the quarter was $23.4 million, representing an increase of 32% over the comparable backlog of a year ago. This is driven primarily by the trend of hospital customers toward SaaS-based hosting services contracts versus software licensing sales. We are at the leading-edge of this trend with the hosting solutions that allow hospital organizations to adopt document workflow and document management tools, applications and services to improve operational efficiencies in the most cost-efficient manner possible. We believe that the SaaS-based hosting model will be the preferred delivery model as the market improves in the coming quarters and years."

"As anticipated, we also achieved a significant milestone in Q2 with the delivery of our 5th generation architecture and multi-language capabilities to a large customer in Canada. This newest-generation software platform, called accessANYware 5.0, is now well into the Beta testing process. We are still on track for announcing General Availability status before the end of our fiscal year. This was a monumental effort that made use of a large portion of our nearly $11 million investment in R&D investment over the past 2 years," concluded Mr. Patsy.

Revenues for the six months ended July 31, 2009 were $7.8 million compared to $8.5 million in comparable period of 2008. The Company reported a net loss for the six months of $(2,000), or $(0.00) per share, compared to a net loss of $(1.2 million), or $(0.13) per share, in the comparable six month period of 2008.

Systems sales for the six months decreased approximately $808,000 and application-hosting services revenues were down $283,000 over the comparative six month period. Decreases in systems sales and application hosting revenues were offset by increases in maintenance and support revenues of approximately $205,000 and increases of $204,000 in professional services revenues for the comparative six month periods.

Conference Call Information

The Company will conduct a conference call and web cast to review the results of the second quarter and six months of fiscal 2009 later today, September 9, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Interested parties can access the call by dialing (800) 860-2442 or (412) 858-4600, or can listen via a live Internet web cast, which can be found at www.streamlinehealth.net. A replay of the call will be available by visiting www.streamlinehealth.net for 30 days or by calling (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, access code 433604, through September 11, 2009.

About Streamline Health

Streamline Health is a leading supplier of document workflow and document management tools, applications and services that assist strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated tools and technologies for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR) and business process integration.

The Company's workflow-based services offer solutions to inefficient and labor-intensive healthcare business processes throughout the revenue cycle, such as chart coding, abstracting and completion, remote physician referral order processing, pre-admission registration scanning and signature capture, financial screening, perioperative processing, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) mitigation processing, secondary billing services, explanation of benefits processing and release of information processing. The Company's solutions also address the document workflow needs of the Human Resource and Supply Chain Management processes of the healthcare enterprise. All solutions are available through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model of delivery via the Company's Remote Hosting Center that better matches customers' capital or operating budget needs, or via a locally installed software licensing model.

Streamline Health's solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. These integrated solutions allow providers and administrators to link existing systems with documents, which can dramatically improve the availability of patient information while decreasing direct costs associated with document retrieval, work-in-process, chart processing, document retention, and archiving. For additional information please visit our website at http://www.streamlinehealth.net.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements made by Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The forward looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, included herein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new product development, key strategic alliances with vendors that resell the Company products, the ability of the Company to control costs, availability of products produced from third party vendors, the healthcare regulatory environment, potential changes in legislation, regulation and government funding affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare information systems budgets, availability of healthcare information systems trained personnel for implementation of new systems, as well as maintenance of legacy systems, fluctuations in operating results, effects of critical accounting policies and judgments, changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accountings Standards Board or other similar entities, changes in economic, business and market conditions impacting the healthcare industry, the markets in which the Company operates and nationally, and the Company's ability to maintain compliance with the terms of its credit facilities, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which reflect management s analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

-- Company wins new hosting contract totaling nearly $1.0 million. -- Total Operating Expenses declined by 23%; -- Year-over-Year Backlog up 32%; -- Net loss of $(18,000) vs net loss of $(429,000) in Q2 2008; -- EPS: $(0.00) vs. $(0.05) in comparable quarter last year; -- Year-to-date operating income improves by $1.2 million; -- Achieve a significant milestone with delivery of our 5th generation architecture and multi-language capabilities to Canadian customer.

SOURCE Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.
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