PDxMD(TM) Now Available as the Clinical Decision Support Tool For myPatientCharts(TM) Electronic Medical Record System

Integration With myPatientCharts Offers Evidence-Based Clinical Information at the Point-of-Care

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2003 -- In an effort to bring respected references and clinical evidence into the exam room, Hamilton Scientific, a physician-owned company, is offering integrated access to Elsevier's PDxMD via its electronic medical record, myPatientCharts. Evaluated and tested in real- time practice, PDxMD offers seamless access to comprehensive information at the time physicians need it most.

"myPatientCharts offers physicians a five-star rated electronic charting system, with the added ability to access evidence-based information via PDxMD," said Dr. Michael Rothkopf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Scientific. "Getting access to real-time peer advice and research, which might previously have taken me hours to rustle up, now takes only seconds with PDxMD."

When more in-depth information is required, users have the added ability to access MDConsult, the online clinical information service currently used by more than 250,000 practitioners, straight from PDxMD.

"We designed a workflow solution to match the user interface of myPatientCharts," said Steven Merahn, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Technology Products at Elsevier. "Collectively, PDxMD and myPatientCharts provide physicians with the tools to increase their productivity, reduce errors and to keep their focus on the patient."

Hamilton Scientific has also announced a partnership with Verizon IT to provide a secure IT infrastructure, high-speed connectivity, mobile device management and a range of other solutions and services to enhance the delivery of myPatientCharts.

To see a demonstration of myPatientCharts or PDxMD, stop by Elsevier's booth (#5601) or Verizon IT's booth (#330) at the Healthcare Information and Management System Society meeting (Feb. 9 - 13, San Diego, Calif.).

About PDxMD

PDxMD is a new, evidence-based, electronic primary care information system designed for use by physicians at the point and time of care. With full desktop features and handheld downloadable components, PDxMD offers comprehensive, continuously updated files that cover more than 450 medical conditions, 350 chief complaints that lead to a comprehensive list of more than 1,500 possible diagnoses and 300 patient information sheets. Physicians interested in finding out how PDxMD can support them can sign up to receive a free 30-day trial online at http://www.pdxmd.com .

About myPatientCharts

myPatientCharts is a fully functional, browser-based EMR. The system runs locally on a low-cost server and wireless network. The data is backed up securely through a VPN to the Verizon IT data center. From there, it is accessible via a secure, encrypted Internet connection anywhere in the world. myPatientCharts has recently received a five-star rating by an independent, third party review. It ranked in the top three among 57 EMR systems evaluated. Physicians can input data via touch screen, speech or handwriting recognition to standardized clinical templates. The data transfer, connectivity, secure records storage and all the comprehensive support services to keep users effective and productive is provided by Verizon. Physicians interested in finding out how myPatientCharts can help them can take an online tour at http://www.hamilsci.com .

About Elsevier

Elsevier ( http://www.elsevier.com ) is the world's largest scientific, technical and medical information provider that publishes more than 1,600 journals, 1,200 books, as well as secondary databases. Elsevier key brands include: PDxMD; MDConsult; Academic Press; Butterworth-Heinemann; Cell Press; Churchill-Livingstone; Engineering Information; Excerpta Medica; The Lancet; MDL; Mosby; North-Holland; Pergamon; ScienceDirect and WB Saunders.

About Hamilton Scientific

Hamilton Scientific, Ltd. is a physician owned company of medical computing experts. We have partnered with Verizon IT, one the world's premier data centers, and a leader in healthcare transaction processing. Our core product, myPatientCharts, is a browser-based, local EMR system that uses a unique Internet design to centrally back-up the data. The system and data reside on both the user's computer and central servers housed and managed by Verizon IT. Hamilton Scientific is building a seamless comprehensive practice solution that will entail charting, scheduling, billing, collections, correspondence and knowledge base management.

    For further information please contact:  Colleen Reinhart,
creinhart@fischerhealth.com, or Jeff Speer, jspeer@fischerhealth.com,
both of FischerHealth Inc, +1-310-577-7870, for Elsevier


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