Health Management Systems Named Top Decision Support Vendor by KLAS Enterprises

Commitment to Technology and Proactive Service Drives #1 Ranking

New York, NY, February 14, 2001 - Health Management Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMSY) today announced that it has been ranked first among healthcare decision support vendors by KLAS Enterprises.

Kent Gale, Executive Director of KLAS, stated, "We have seen the ratings for Health Management Systems grow year after year, and they continue to receive high scores for technology, quality and timeliness of releases and updates, and quality of service. Few products have shown the same kind of improvement." KLAS's findings are based on responses from healthcare CIO's and IT Directors representing 3000 healthcare facilities across the country. In the Decision Support category, Health Management Systems ranked ahead of HBOC/McKesson and Eclipsys TSI.

Bob Nagelhout, President of HMSY's Decision Support Group, commented, "We are honored to be recognized by KLAS as the healthcare industry's leading decision support vendor. We have worked endlessly-for 18 years-to provide quality service to healthcare organizations, even as we hold the attitude that there is always room for improvement. The recognition for this award must be attributed to our clients and employees, who work in collaboration every day to solve problems and support the decision-making needs of our clients. The latest result of this collaboration is our new suite of Alliance for Decision SupportTM products, which we are proud to say are the most advanced decision support products in the healthcare industry."

About Health Management Systems
HMSY has been in the healthcare industry for 25 years and ranks among the top information management companies in the industry. The company's offerings include decision support, payor information systems and revenue enhancement, including business office outsourcing. Clients benefit from increased revenue, accelerated cash flow, reduced operating and administrative costs, and improved decision-making capabilities.

About KLAS Enterprises
KLAS, in concert with hundreds of CIOs and other healthcare professionals, has created a dynamic database of information about the performance of Healthcare Information Technology Software Vendors. This extensive database contains vendor performance data representing over 3000 healthcare facilities, 120 vendors and 195 different products. KLAS's performance reports are used by vendors to ensure they are meeting the needs of customers, and by healthcare providers to find out which vendors truly deliver what they promise. You can find KLAS on the web at

Health Management Systems, Inc.
401 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10016
(212) 685-4545
(212) 857-5004 (fax)

Release: February 14, 2001
Contact: Francesca Marraro, Marketing
(212) 685-4545