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Transcend/Salar Announce Single Source Solution For Advanced, Physician-Centric Clinical Documentation

Stocks in this article: TRCR

TRANSCEND SERVICES, INC. (NASDAQ: TRCR), a leading provider of clinical documentation services to the U.S. healthcare market, announced today the release of its state-of-the art clinical documentation solution with Salar (a division of Transcend).

Transcend’s front-end speech technology and next generation transcription platform, combines with Salar’s suite of template-based documentation to create a powerful electronic solution that supports the entire physician inpatient workflow – incorporating clinical documentation, clinical review, communication and charge capture.

Salar president Todd Johnson, recently quoted in HISTalk ( http://histalk2.com/2011/09/21/readers-write-92111) stated, “With the introduction of Salar’s TeamNotes, hospitals are able to deploy point of service physician documentation tools to electronically capture structured progress notes and other physician documentation at the point of service. Salar’s advanced toolset helps to improve the quality of documentation by assisting physicians in ICD-9 identification and clinical documentation improvement.”

“Transcend’s hallmark is their ability to utilize technology to provide consistently excellent services to their clients.” said Mary Reeves, Administrative Director, Medical Information Services for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Children’s Hospital. “I am excited to see them add Salar as another option to help their customers succeed.”

The Transcend/Salar solution will capitalize on the strength of the Transcend service offering while giving physicians the choice of traditional transcription or templates. It is a cost-effective alternative that facilitates communication between physicians and HIM departments.

“Transcend values its customers and is committed to providing them with the highest levels of service by investing in the right people, processes and technologies, said Susan McGrogan, Transcend President and Chief Operating Officer. “Giving them a single source for clinical documentation will allow them to focus on what matters most – patient care.”

About Transcend Services, Inc.

Transcend Services is a leading provider of clinical documentation solutions for healthcare organizations. The company’s high-quality transcription services – along with leading data extraction and reporting tools – provide critical data needed to document patient encounters and help drive clinical decision making. Transcend provides clients with exceptional quality, turnaround time and service so that they can focus on what matters most – their patients. For more information, visit www.transcendservices.com.

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This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that represent our expectations, anticipations or beliefs about future events, including our operating results, financial condition, liquidity, expenditures, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. For this purpose, any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially depending on a variety of important factors. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, competitive pressures, extraordinary expenses, loss of significant customers, the mix of revenue, changes in pricing policies, delays in revenue recognition, challenges encountered in integrating acquired businesses, increased regulatory burdens, lower-than-expected demand for the Company's products and services, business conditions in the integrated health care delivery network market, adverse general economic conditions, and the risk factors detailed in our periodic, quarterly and annual reports on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K that we file with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") from time to time. With respect to such forward-looking statements, we claim protection under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our SEC filings are available from us, and also may be examined at public reference facilities maintained by the SEC or, to the extent filed via EDGAR, accessed through the website of the SEC ( http://www.sec.gov ). In addition, factors that we are not currently aware of could harm our future operating results. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.



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