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Data General to Automate Radiology at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

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WESTBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2000

Data General PACS Solutions and Services to Create "Filmless"

Radiology Department at New Jersey's Largest Hospital

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), announced today that it has been selected by St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey's largest free-standing hospital, to automate its radiology department. St. Joseph's Hospital will utilize Data General's Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) Solutions, combined with its consultation, maintenance and support services, to simplify processes and create a "filmless" radiology department.

Data General's PACS solution will provide St. Joseph's physicians and staff with the flexibility and advanced capabilities of today's leading digital imaging technology. The solution will optimize St. Joseph's radiology department by shortening radiographic processes, from capturing and developing to reading and sharing images. The consolidated and digital radiographic process achieved will cut report turnaround and image exam times significantly, reduce problems caused by lost, misplaced or "borrowed" radiographic film, free up overcrowded storage space and reduce overall operating costs.

"Data General's PACS solution and services are allowing us to automate processes and create a more efficient and thorough Radiology Department," said Peter Karl, vice president of clinical services at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. "Data General is helping us ensure our patients receive the best care as efficiently and timely as possible."

"Data General continues to focus on simplifying processes and improving tools for physicians, hospital support staff and technical support people. Our PAC solutions provides the highest quality of services and digital imaging technology in combination with our leading AViiON servers," said Rick Matteo, Director of Healthcare Business Development, Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation. "By implementing our PACS solution, St. Joseph's is giving its staff more efficient tools and processes so they can remain focused on patients' needs."

Data General PACS Solution - New Capabilities for Today's Hospitals

St. Joseph's will implement Data General's PACS solution in three phases adding modules for digital X-ray capabilities throughout the hospital at each phase and completing the PACS implementation with an off-site imaging center. With Data General's PACS solution, images can be printed on film or displayed on a clinical monitor to be manipulated in size, shape and hue for detailed analysis by physicians and radiographic technologists. These images may also be transported via telephone, cable or satellite links offering physicians and technicians the ability to share critical patient information across geographic distances. Additionally, Data General's PACS solution provides quicker access to information by allowing multiple copies of an image to be in circulation at the same time, while the original images remain archived, resulting in faster clinical consultations.

Data General's PACS solution is based on Data General AViiON(TM) server technology, specifically the AV 3700R(R), the AV 2300(R) and Cluster-in-a-Box(R). The solution also includes EMC CLARiiON(TM) storage, IntraScan II clinical and diagnostic software from MarkCare Medical System, and Swissray International's direct digital radiography (ddR) systems. MarkCare Medical System's IntraScan II is designed to process, report, read, archive and store medical images, while Swissray's ddR systems work with the software to provide efficiency, maneuverability and quality images.

Data General's Expertise in Healthcare and Information Technology

For the past 20 years, Data General has been a leader in providing high-technology enterprise solutions to the healthcare industry with solutions currently in use at more than 3700 hospitals worldwide. The company's healthcare solutions include:

--Clinical imaging solutions

--Document imaging for medical records and business office departments

--Internet/intranet solutions customized for the healthcare environment

--Wireless Point-of-Care solutions

--IT infrastructure solutions for the healthcare enterprise

--Decision support and business intelligence

Additional information on Data General's healthcare solutions is available at www.dg.com/healthcare.

About Data General

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation, is a major supplier of consolidated computing solutions for customers worldwide. The division's products include Microsoft Windows NT- and UNIX system-based AViiON(R) servers and related software and services. Strategic alliances with leading software vendors and systems integrators enable Data General to deliver complete solutions that meet customers' business need to simplify, consolidate, and control information technology infrastructures. Additional information on Data General, its products and services is available on the Internet at www.dg.com. EMC Corporation (NYSE) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

Data General, Cluster-in-a-Box and AViiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other brand names and product names referenced in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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