updated 6/9/2011 8:45:33 AM ET 2011-06-09T12:45:33

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., June 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:ADAT), a provider of secure health information exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions, today announced that the WNC Health Network, Inc. (WNC Health Network), a regional purchasing organization, has designated Authentidate as a preferred vendor for the provision of healthcare information automation and exchange services. As a preferred vendor, Authentidate's Inscrybe® Healthcare and Inscrybe® Hospital Discharge solutions will be made available to the hospitals, clinics and public health departments that are members of the WNC Health Network.

"The WNC Health Network values its relationships with its suppliers and works very hard to maintain and enhance relationships with suppliers who provide high quality, cost effective products and services that will bring value to our membership while reducing the overall cost of the supply chain. Our members have indicated that Authentidate offers solutions that they want," said Tim Bugg, Vice President of Member Services at WNC Health Network.

Inscrybe® Healthcare is a secure online referral and order management solution that enables healthcare organizations to exchange, update, and electronically sign healthcare orders faster and more accurately than ever before. Inscrybe users report improvements of more than 30% in care order completion time, as well as increased staff efficiency and accuracy.

"Authentidate's solutions offer WNC Health Network members cost-effective solutions that will help improve continuity of care, reduce administrative costs and related overhead costs, while accelerating completion of referrals and other health care orders. We are proud to be an authorized WNC Health Network supplier," said Jessica Levenberg, Customer Relationship Executive at Authentidate.

About WNC Health Network, Inc.

The WNC Health Network is a collaboration of hospitals and other health care providers to support the delivery of cost-effective, quality health services. The WNC Health Network maintains a visionary community focus supported by collaboration, integrity and respect among our members.

The WNC Health Network began in 1995 to identify, explore and implement cost-effective, collaborative opportunities among the hospitals and health care systems serving western North Carolina. In addition to the 16 WNC hospitals that comprise the founding members, the WNC Health Network now includes 32 affiliate hospital members across the Carolinas, Eastern Tennessee and Southern Virginia.

For additional information, go to www.wnchn.org

About Authentidate Holding Corp.

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a 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, reduce costs and enhance patient care by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical and administrative processes. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), and only require that customers have an Internet connection and web browser. The company's healthcare customers and users include leading homecare companies, health systems and physician groups. These organizations utilize the company's products and services to coordinate care for patients outside of acute-care.

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

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, 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.

 

CONTACT: Investor Contacts:
         Robert Schatz
         Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC
         (212) 370-4500; (212) 370-4505 fax

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