Memorial Hermann Home Health Implements Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare Service to Automate Processing of Health Care Orders

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ADAT), a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions, today announced that Memorial Hermann Home Health, a division of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, selected Authentidate's Inscrybe® Healthcare web-based service to streamline care order processing in their home health division.

"Memorial Hermann offers an industry-leading approach to patient care. Home health care is an important part of our patient care continuum with an emphasis on increasing safety, independence and lowering the burden of care within the patient's environment of choice. Inscrybe Healthcare will help us automate the remaining paper processes related to managing a patient's care and transition to all electronic processes, thereby providing more accuracy, efficiency and timeliness to our communications than ever before," said Frances Lekwart, Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Hermann Home Health.

Inscrybe Healthcare facilitates information exchanges with referring physicians for all types of healthcare transactions required to authorize home medical equipment, supplies, nursing services and therapy for patients. The automated workflow solution improves the efficiency of clinical and administrative processes and reduces human error.

The web-based service automates manual workflow processes and efficiently tracks the status of those communications, reducing the time it takes to obtain completed healthcare documentation from referring physicians and payors. By interfacing seamlessly with Memorial Hermann's Cerner® Homeworks billing and practice management system, the streamlined workflows of Inscrybe Healthcare will also be able to further enhance productivity, reducing operating expenses as well as uncollected revenues.

With Inscrybe, all care order documents are available as fax and electronic, so physicians or their staff can select how they prefer to communicate. Referring physicians or their staff can log-in to a single unified web-based platform to place new patient care orders or review any of their existing patient care orders in one place. While online, the physician can also update, complete and electronically sign patient care orders from any provider who subscribes to Inscrybe Healthcare. Inscrybe provides the perfect transition path for physicians who want to eliminate paper and move to electronic records and transactions.

"We are very pleased that Memorial Hermann Home Health has adopted Inscrybe Healthcare to close the communications loop between their staff, their Cerner® Homeworks practice management system and their home health referral sources. The streamlined workflows of Inscrybe have a proven track record of reducing turnaround time and improving completeness of required patient care documentation," commented Zachary Madrigal, Director of Sales Western Region at Authentidate.

About Authentidate Holding Corp.

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions.  The company's software and web-based services enable healthcare organizations and other enterprises to increase revenues, improve productivity, enhance patient care and reduce costs by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical, administrative and other processes and enhancing compliance with regulatory requirements. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) to customers interfacing seamlessly with billing and document management systems. These feature-rich solutions incorporate rules-based electronic forms, intelligent routing, transaction management, electronic signatures, identity credentialing, content authentication, automated audit trails and remote patient monitoring capabilities. Both web and fax based communications are integrated into automated and trusted workflow solutions.  The company has offices in the United States and Germany. In the United States, Authentidate offers its patent pending content authentication technology in the form of the United States Postal Service® Electronic Postmark® (USPS EPM®).

For more information, visit the company's website at www.authentidate.com.  

About Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Memorial Hermann is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and serves the greater Houston community through 11 hospitals, a vast network of affiliated physicians and numerous specialty programs and services. Our life-saving facilities include: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the teaching hospital for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and home of the nation's busiest Level I trauma center; eight suburban hospitals; three premier Heart & Vascular Institutes; TIRR Memorial Hermann, one of the nation's top rehabilitation and research hospitals; Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital; the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute; the Mischer Neuroscience Institute; eight comprehensive Cancer Centers; 21 Imaging Centers; eight Breast Care Centers; 10 surgery centers; 25 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers; 19 diagnostic laboratories; and PaRC, a substance abuse treatment center. Memorial Hermann also operates the Life Flight® air ambulance program as well as the city's only burn treatment center.

Memorial Hermann Home Health, a division of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, is one of the few truly full-service home health care agencies providing services in Harris and surrounding counties, as well as the Gulf Coast region. All of the Memorial Hermann Home Health branches are Medicare certified.

For more information about Memorial Hermann, please visit the company's website at www.memorialhermann.org.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. When used in this release, the words "believe," "anticipate," "think," "intend," "plan," "will be," "expect," and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements regarding future events and/or the future financial performance of the company are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or the actual future results of the company to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the availability of any needed financing, the company's ability to implement its business plan for various applications of its technologies, related decisions by the USPS, the impact of competition, the management of growth, and the other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the company will be achieved.

Authentidate and Inscrybe are registered trademarks of Authentidate Holding Corp.  All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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Investor Contacts:

Todd Fromer / Garth Russell

KCSA Strategic Communications

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