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University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Trust Selects Misys Healthcare Systems for New Anatomic Pathology System; CoPathPlus from Misys to Help Enhance Cancer Research and Care Programme.

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TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2003

Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT and part of Misys plc, today announced that it has signed a new contract with University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Trust.

The agreement covers the acquisition, deployment and software maintenance of the CoPathPlus(R) from Misys anatomic pathology system.

"During our planning processes, it became apparent that we needed an anatomic pathology system from a highly reputable partner that would cost-effectively support our growing market reach and help us address increased reporting requirements as we expand our cancer research and care." said Dr. Scott Sanders, Histopathologist, University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Trust. "We believe that CoPathPlus(R) from Misys best suits our information needs and will scale with us as we grow and expand."

"We are pleased that University Hospital Birmingham, a well-known centre of excellence for anatomic pathology, Cytology training, Neurology, and respected teaching hospital, chose the Misys solution," said Andrew Lawson, Misys Healthcare Systems Chief Operating Officer. "We look forward to this partnership and to a successful implementation as our products and services help the University enhance its cancer research and care programme."

CoPathPlus(R) from Misys

CoPathPlus(R) from Misys is an industry recognized anatomic pathology information system designed for the unique workflow requirements of the anatomic pathology department. The system provides healthcare providers with convenient, comprehensive patient and specimen information views, and reports. Healthcare providers are able to tailor report formats and incorporate images and diagrams for a clear picture of diagnostic findings. Robust billing features are designed to ensure accurate, complete and timely billing to save time while increasing revenue and improving cash flow.

About University Hospital Birmingham

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust includes the Women's Hospital and has 5,500 employees and provides traditional district general services for the adult population of South Birmingham and specialist treatments for the people of West Midlands and beyond.

The NHS was set up just over 50 years ago and is now the largest organisation in Europe. It is recognised as one of the best health services in the world by the World Health Organisation but there need to be improvements to cope with the demands of the 21st century

About Misys Healthcare Systems

Misys Healthcare Systems, a division of Misys plc, is among the top five healthcare IT companies in the United States. The company designs, develops, and supports a comprehensive suite of information products and currently serves over 85,000 physicians, 1,200 hospitals, 600 home care providers and hundreds of commercial laboratories, clinics, managed services and other related organizations. For more information, visit www.misyshealthcare.com.

About Misys plc

Misys plc, a global software products and solutions company, serves customers in the international banking and securities, US healthcare, and UK retail financial services sectors. The group partners with its customers to deliver outstanding IT solutions to essential industries. For the year ended May 31, 2002, Misys reported revenues in excess of $1.5 billion. Misys employs more than 6,500 people internationally. For more information, visit www.misys.com.

CoPathPlus(R) is a registered trademark of Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc. All other brands, names and marks are the properties of their respective owners.
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