NGHS Takes Health Care Compliance Management to the Cloud with Field ID

Toronto - April 3, 2012 - Northeast Georgia Health System Inc. (NGHS), a not-for-profit community health system in Gainesville, has successfully deployed Field ID's industry-leading inspection software and safety compliance system to improve health care compliance management and inspections across multiple facilities, including Northeast Georgia Medical Center - one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, as recognized by the Hospital Strength Index.

As a large tertiary health care system connecting more than 40 facilities, NGHS has eliminated the use of paper when it comes to environmental safety inspections, assessments, and management of critical inspections for more than 100 performance measures. Field ID gives NGHS the flexibility to manage safety, compliance and inspection data from multiple facilities from a single cloud-based system - keeping critical information secure and accessible anywhere, any time.

"Using Field ID to digitize our inspection and compliance management made much more sense than keeping track of paper forms and different databases across our coverage area," said Kevin Matson, Director of Occupational Health & Safety, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. "The Field ID system helps keep us on track and compliant in real-time, around the clock."

NGHS uses Field ID for daily inspection management to help ensure regulatory compliance with numerous organizations, including OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, the College of American Pathologists, the National Fire Protection Association, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), the Food and Drug Administration, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division of the Environmental Protection Agency.

In a given day, achieving compliance at NGHS requires inspections for interim life safety measures, medical and fire safety equipment, department-wide environmental assessments, and even waste shed inspections required of many hospitals by the Environmental Protection Agency.

"At Field ID, we aim to make safety and compliance as simple as possible, even when it involves complex requirements like those in health care environments," said Somen Mondal, CEO, Field ID. "We are very excited to count Northeast Georgia Health System among our valued users in health care."

For more information about NGHS, visit www.nghs.com.

About Field ID

Field ID is the world's leading paperless safety compliance and inspection management system. The company's easy-to-use, cloud-based inspection software has revolutionized the way companies manage safety compliance, create safer workplaces, and improve quality assurance processes. Field ID combines web-based technologies with the power of mobile devices and electronic identification (RFID and barcodes) to improve the efficiency, reliability and reporting of workplace safety management. Manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users worldwide use Field ID to inspect facilities and equipment, improve training management, and track assets such as cranes, slings and harnesses. For more information, please visit http://www.fieldid.com/.

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For more information contact:

Jeff Ling
Marketing Manager
Field ID
jling@mlock.com
416-583-5705

Kevin Matson
Director, Occupational Health & Safety
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
kevin.matson@nghs.com
770-219-7122