Press Release

Joerns Healthcare. Selects EtQ Reliance OnDemand for their Quality Management System

FARMINGDALE, NY (07-05-07): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ Reliance OnDemand at Joerns Healthcare, a specialist in innovative beds, furnishings and patient handling equipment for the long-term care industry.

Part of the decision to select EtQ's software came as a result of EtQ's unique Reliance OnDemand offering, which enables companies to implement a robust enterprise quality management system, while reducing IT overhead associated with maintaining the software and hardware. Using EtQ Reliance OnDemand, Joerns was able to implement the system rapidly and efficiently, without having to rely on an internal IT infrastructure to maintain their system. With OnDemand, EtQ provides the administration and maintenance, so that Joerns can focus on their quality and compliance initiatives.

Supply chain visibility was another major factor in the decision to use EtQ. "Joerns has an extensive supplier network, and need a system that will allow them to extend their quality system down the supply-chain," says Glenn McCarty, CEO of EtQ. "Using EtQ's Microsoft Office Integration technology, Joerns is able to collaborate with suppliers and collect crucial quality data, while ensuring a secure and viable quality system."

For more information on EtQ's OnDemand solution, please visit http://www.etq.com/ondemand.

About Joerns Healthcare

Founded in 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota as Joerns Brothers Furniture by three brothers, Charles, Paul and Frederick Joerns. Joerns Healthcare offers a variety of medical products and services such as beds and furnishings, lifts and repositioning, wound management and service to the long-term care industry. Joerns Healthcare business components have always been strong leadership, perseverance and personal commitment from the company's leadership and associates.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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