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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Signs Addendum Agreement with Misys Healthcare Systems.

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TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2003

The NHS Trust Hospital Upgrades Laboratory with CoPathPlus

Featuring Failsafe Recall and KC61 Reporting

Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT and part of Misys plc, today announced that it has signed an addendum agreement with George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

The agreement covers the acquisition, deployment and software maintenance of the CoPathPlus(R) from Misys anatomic pathology system. This NHS Trust chose the Misys solution based on the recently added significant features of Failsafe Recall and KC61 Reporting.

"We have successfully partnered with Misys in both our pathology and radiology departments for several years," said Dr. Sam Chittenden, Director of Strategic Development, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. "And now, with patient-safety features such as FailSafe Recall offered by CoPathPlus from Misys, we believe we can deliver improved service to our physicians and the patients they serve. We also expect to increase efficiencies through the time-saving use of the systems' KC61 feature that will help deliver standard Cytology reports that meet the NHS requirements."

"Efforts to meet NHS reporting compliance and improved patient safety in the acute care environment can dramatically increase operational costs, " said Andrew Lawson, Chief Operating Officer, Misys Healthcare Systems. "Our mutual goal with George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is to ensure their success with these efforts through applied technology as they drive costs down and improve operational performance."

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. New features include:

-- Failsafe Recall -Ensures that physicians follow up with

patient treatment or repeat specimens in a timely manner.

Physician reminder letters are automatically generated and

either printed directly to the Physician office or printed in

the lab and sent to the physician.

-- KC61- Provides standard Cytology reports that meet the NHS

requirements.

About George Eliot Hospital

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is an acute district general hospital providing a full range of emergency and elective services to the population of Nuneaton, Bedworth, rural North Warwickshire, north Coventry, and Hinckley/Burbage in Leicestershire. The NHS was set up 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.

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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