updated 5/11/2011 4:18:27 PM ET 2011-05-11T20:18:27

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MedQuist Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MEDH), a leading provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for the U.S. healthcare system, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Anthelio Healthcare Solutions (formerly PHNS) of Dallas, Texas.

Anthelio will implement MedQuist's DocQment™ Enterprise Platform (DEP), the industry-leading speech recognition and clinical documentation workflow platform, in eight of its clients' hospitals across five states for use by its medical transcriptionists. DEP will replace existing technology currently in use by Anthelio, providing unparalleled efficiency and productivity through more automated clinical workflow management.

Anthelio, a provider of comprehensive healthcare information technology services and business process solutions, selected MedQuist based on previous experience with the robust speech recognition capabilities and efficient workflow features built into DEP. MedQuist-Anthelio clients, such as Detroit Medical Center, already use DEP to create and manage clinical documentation across their enterprise.

"Choosing the right technology partner can be complex and challenging. MedQuist made the entire process simple and cost effective," noted Dianne Summers, National Operations Director, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions. "We've seen MedQuist's people and platform in action and experienced the speed to value, innovation and support they deliver. It's a winning combination that enables us to quickly go to work for our customers."

In addition to directly providing healthcare facilities with technology and services, MedQuist has a large number of B2B relationships. With DEP as the backbone, companies supplying Health Information Management (HIM) expertise and improvement solutions provide results reporting, advanced speech, workflow and management tools to better run their businesses. Efficiency, streamlined workflow and cost reductions are just some of the benefits healthcare institutions realize as a result of an integrated MedQuist-partner relationship.

"Innovative technology helps healthcare leaders – from physicians and finance to IT and health information management – meet their revenue cycle, EHR meaningful use and patient care goals," said Peter Masanotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of MedQuist. "We're proud to expand our relationship with Anthelio and look forward to bringing clinical transformation capabilities to an extensive group of health organizations across the country."

About MedQuist

MedQuist is a leading provider of medical transcription services, and a leader in technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow. MedQuist's enterprise solutions – including mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Web-based workflow platforms, and global network of medical editors – help healthcare facilities improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction, and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit www.medquist.com .

About Anthelio Healthcare Solutions

Anthelio (formerly PHNS) provides comprehensive information technology and business process services to hospitals, healthcare providers and other businesses across the United States. Our information technology services include application hosting, co-location and managed services; electronic off-site data back-up and data vaulting; business continuity solutions; disaster recovery services and systems integration services. Our business process services are focused primarily on hospitals, and include health information management services (including medical record management and storage, transcription, coding, release of information and electronic medical record services) and revenue cycle services. www.phns.com

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding MedQuist's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements. As a result, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Thomas Mitchell
         Director of Marketing
         615-798-6630
         tmitchell@medquist.com

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