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Axolotl Corp. Announces Agreement With East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System.

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TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2002

Elysium Intelligent Ordering and Clinical Messaging System

to be Deployed to 1700 Affiliated Physicians

Axolotl Corp., a leading provider of Web-based applications that connect physicians to the entire healthcare continuum, today announced an agreement with East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. Under the terms of the agreement, Axolotl will provide Web based Elysium Intelligent Ordering and Elysium Clinical Messaging for ordering and results delivery to over 1700 affiliated physicians and their support staffs throughout Texas and Louisiana.

"We are replacing our existing `store and forward' results delivery system with Web-based ordering and results delivery. Axolotl provides an easy to use, off the shelf technology that far exceeded the capabilities of the other products we looked at," said Paula Anthony, Chief Information Officer for ETMC Regional Healthcare System. "Axolotl understood the magnitude and complexity of our environment and set up a well-planned approach to replacing our existing system and expanding our current services."

"We are pleased that ETMC chose Elysium as a means of providing secure communications, linking members of their healthcare organization through a Web browser," said Ray Scott, Axolotl's Chief Executive Officer.

About East Texas Medical Center

The East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, a not-for-profit regional healthcare system based in Tyler, Texas, began in 1951 with the vision of bringing high-quality medical service to where East Texans need it most: close to home. ETMC has grown to include 13 hospitals, more than 40 clinics, 3 helicopters, numerous outpatient rehabilitation centers, 24-hour emergency centers, home health offices and other regional partnerships. ETMC is also the second largest rural EMS provider in the nation and home to the first and only Level I Trauma Center in East Texas. In addition ETMC operates one of the largest hospital based reference labs in the state.

About Axolotl Corporation

Axolotl uses advanced communications technology to connect physicians to the entire healthcare continuum. The company provides physicians and their staffs with integrated clinical and administrative applications and patient education programs to streamline workflow, increase efficiency, and improve the quality of care. Thousands of healthcare professionals nationwide use the Elysium suite of Web-based applications to reduce costs and increase the time they have available for treating patients. Axolotl's AccentHealth Waiting Room Television Network, produced in conjunction with CNN, delivers award-winning patient education material to approximately 18 million visitors each month. For more information, visit

Statements in this press release concerning the Company's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses or other financial items, and service offering growth, together with other statements that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Any forward-looking statements are estimates, reflecting the best judgment of the party making such statements based upon currently available information and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements.
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