LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Mediware InformationSystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: MEDW) announced the appointment of Thomas Kelly Mannas chief executive officer of the Company. Mann joins Mediware following morethan 20 years with 3M's healthcare information technology division where heheld a wide range of senior management positions. He replaces James Burgesswho announced his resignation on July 2, 2007.
"Kelly joins Mediware at a pivotal period in our Company's history," saidMediware's chairman, Lawrence Auriana. "We have narrowed our focus, enhancedour core offerings, and are aggressively pursuing business developmentrelationships to deliver ClosedLoop(TM) solutions for each clinical area wesupport. Kelly's strategic planning and management skills will be essential asMediware increases its profile and offerings in the healthcare market."
Mann brings 23 years of healthcare, technology and management experienceto Mediware. His vision-driven management style and profound understanding ofhealthcare issues resulted in rapid promotions through various roles in sales,marketing, product management and operational management. His strategicinsights during his tenure at 3M were instrumental in growing 3M HealthInformation Systems, Inc.'s client base to more than 4,000 healthcareorganizations worldwide.
"Mediware offers an exciting opportunity," said Mann. "The Company'sproducts address some of the most important processes within healthcare, whereerrors can result in tragedy. By delivering a closed loop informationenvironment for clinicians, we can instill confidence in their decisions andenable protections that help assure patient safety."
Mediware delivers blood and medication management software systems thatencapsulate information supporting patient therapies, reinforce patient safetypractices and improve efficiencies to lower costs. Mediware's customersinclude prestigious hospitals, clinics, correctional institutions, bloodcenters and other public and private health care institutions throughout theworld. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit ourweb site at www.mediware.com.
Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking"statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Actof 1995, as the same may be amended from time to time (the "Act") and inreleases made by the SEC from time to time. Such forward-looking statementsare not based on historical facts and involve known and unknown risks,uncertainties and other factors disclosed in the Company's Annual Report onForm 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2006, which may cause the actual resultsof the Company to be materially different from any future results expressed orimplied by such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims anyobligation to update its forward-looking statements.Contact: Mark Williams Thomas Redington Chief Financial Officer, Mediware 203 222-7399 913 307-1000 212 926-1733 www.mediware.com www.redingtoninc.com
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