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Premier Expands Agreement with Standard Register

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio--April 23, 2004-- Standard Register, a leading provider of business process improvement, document management and other information solutions, has renewed and expanded its agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, LP. Premier's 1,500 member hospitals across the United States will now have access to Standard Register's consulting and managed services; marketing automation systems; and digital solutions in addition to the company's comprehensive portfolio of document management, patient identification systems, on-demand printing, fulfillment services and other products and services. This three-year, multi-source agreement continues the decade-long relationship between Premier and Standard Register in which Standard Register has helped Premier members achieve millions of dollars in documented savings while supporting their goal of superior patient care. "With our solutions such as Patient Link Up Enterprise (PLUE), we've been helping hospitals streamline admissions processes, provide secure access to patient records, address regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, and optimize the flow of information through the hospital system - whether electronic or paper-based," said Peter Dorsman, Standard Register's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "With the addition of offerings such as consulting services, commercial print capabilities and digital forms design, we're providing customers the support and expertise they need to optimize performance." Standard Register serves thousands of healthcare organizations including five of the top seven healthcare group purchasing organizations. Leveraging its deep industry expertise, innovative solutions, Six Sigma capabilities and leading technology, it is helping healthcare organizations enhance efficiency, accuracy and security, while achieving their cost savings and patient care objectives. "We are committed to being a provider in helping Premier and its customers achieve the efficiency, accuracy, security, cost savings and superior patient care they strive for, while leveraging the technology they need to make the transition from paper to digital," said Dorsman.