TECSYS Announces Tenth Live Emergency Preparedness Center on Its Software for Healthcare


MONTREAL, October 20, 2009 – TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today the successful deployment of its EliteSeries software for healthcare at another major emergency preparedness center in the Northeastern part of the U.S., representing the tenth major emergency preparedness center that is now powered by TECSYS’ software in support of its emergency responses.

Hospitals, clinics and trauma centers are on constant alert to respond immediately and effectively to the enormous adverse event challenges brought about by hurricanes, earthquakes, flu virus outbreaks such as H1N1, chemical disasters, fires and others. Often, the biggest challenge in responding to such adverse events is delivering the right supplies to the right people on-time to save lives and prevent catastrophic fallout.

“TECSYS’ EliteSeries system is a proven product for healthcare. It is a very good fit for hospital supply chain management needs and works hand in-hand with materials management and clinical systems. It is easy-to-use and it is helping us maximize the efficiency and cost savings in delivering on-time quality service for patient care,” stated Mike Switzer, Vice President of Supply Chain, North Mississippi Health Services.

As with the other TECSYS-enabled Emergency Preparedness Centers in the U.S, TECSYS’ EliteSeries for healthcare is now empowering this Northeastern Emergency Preparedness Center to manage its daily supplies; sourcing, handling and on-time delivery of healthcare products and vaccines. They also include emergency shipments such as the H1N1 vaccines from healthcare manufacturers, PODs (Point of Dispense), as well and the CDC (Center for Disease Control).

For over a decade, TECSYS has been providing distribution solutions to the healthcare industry; these include hundreds of hospitals and clinics across the U.S., such as those associated with North Mississippi Health Services, Orlando Health, Mercy ROi, VHA, and Providence Health among  others, as well as Fortune 100 healthcare manufacturers and distributors such as McKesson and Cardinal Health.

“With TECSYS we have a reliable IT infrastructure that can be tapped anytime, from anywhere, securely. The system is always available; it is like “googling” into a supply chain network of applications, giving us the ability to effectively manage and deliver on-time vaccines, anti-bodies, active ingredients and medical/surgical supplies. It is also giving our healthcare customers the peace of mind and visibility of what is happening, where and when—a must in healthcare,” stated Richard Beeny, Chief Executive Officer, LifeScience Logistics, LLC.

About TECSYS’ EliteSeries for healthcare:

The EliteSeries speeds up the flow of activity across the supply network, consolidates information, manages inventory, drives dramatic cost savings, and delivers superior customer service quickly and effectively. Significant advantages provided by TECSYS to healthcare supply networks include:

  • Deep, unique and proven expertise in healthcare logistics processes.
  • TECSYS’ EliteSeries is already deployed at several hospital networks and is used effectively for high-volume distribution of vaccines, anti-bodies, med-surge products and for specialty drug distribution across the U.S.
  • Technology and supply chain management processes supporting FDA-compliant distribution organizations.
  • Scalable, intuitive and easy-to-use technology for the specific needs of healthcare organizations.
  • Robust, feature-rich and integrated distribution applications: warehouse/inventory management, order management, transportation management, visibility tools and more.
  • Real-time visibility and control: track and trace, lot and expiry dates.
  • Quick deployment; SaaS/ASP delivery model, enabling emergency centers to be live quickly with no need for an IT infrastructure.

For more information on TECSYS in healthcare:

Hospital Logistics
LifeScience Logistics
North Mississippi Health Services
Mercy ROi
Supply Chain Visibility in Healthcare – Beyond the Dashboard
TECSYS 2009 Annual Report

Adverse Events Information Centers – quick links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Hurricane Center
Earthquakes Center
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
World Health Organization

About NMHS:

North Mississippi Health Services is a diversified regional healthcare organization, which serves 22 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from headquarters in Tupelo, MS. The NMHS organization covers a broad range of acute diagnostic and therapeutic services, offered through North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo; a community hospital system with locations in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc, West Point, MS, and Hamilton AL.; North Mississippi Medical Clinics, a regional network of more than 30 primary and specialty clinics; and nursing homes. NMHS offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed care plans. Educational programs and early intervention are important aspects of our services, but our main focus is to provide convenient access to quality health care. NMHS works to achieve its corporate mission to improve the health of the people of this region by providing conveniently accessible, cost-effective health care of the highest quality.

About LifeScience Logistics

LifeScience Logistics is an up-and-coming third-party logistics services provider in the healthcare industry. The Company provides a full range of standard and specialized logistics services scalable to the changing needs of its customers.

Through its cGMP compliant facilities, LSL enables its clients; small to mid-size manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and med-surge fields, to outsource the warehousing and distribution of frozen (-30c), refrigerated (2c-8c), and ambient (20c-25c) products as needed to meet their business objectives.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company’s customers include about 600 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS’ shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.


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