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 PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoMed, Inc., a leading provider of information management systems to the healthcare community, today announced an agreement to provide its STAT 2 system to EHS Home Health Care Service Inc. (EHHCS) and Healthsource, Inc. (HSI) of Oak Brook, Ill.
 "We needed a system that could offer us the flexibility to react to upcoming changes in healthcare," said Alan Iftiniuk, Vice President, Administrative Services and Systems at EHHCS and HSI. According to Iftiniuk, the company followed a very structured methodology in analyzing the many management information systems available. "STAT 2's software was the most flexible, and as a company, InfoMed offered us the, ability to customize and modify, that software based on our specific internal needs as well as market conditions."
 Lloyd Dean, President of EHHCS and HSI, agreed. "Based an our evaluation, Infomed's STAT 2 system was the best suited overall to meet our unique requirements," he said.
 In order to meet EHHCS's and HSI's objectives, InfoMed will develop and implement a highly-customized version of STAT 2 -- a customization which will focus on the integration of the system with various hospital databases and other management information systems, i.e. Integral's Central Ledger/Budget system and Dun & Bradstreet's Payroll/Human Resources system. All interfaces involved in custom programming will comply with HL-7 protocol.
 "Because it is highly integrated, the STAT 2 system is uniquely capable of performing in a multi-service and product environment," said Fred Neufeld, President and CEO of InfoMed. "This capability allows us to support the increasingly diverse requirements of home healthcare organizations."
 The agreement will generate over one million dollars in revenue for InfoMed during the initial year of the project. This is the third $1 million plus agreement InfoMed has signed in the past year.
 More and more homecare providers are providing multiple services and products (i.e. IV therapy, HME, nursing services, etc.) to their patients via multiple companies, thus making integration a crucial factor. STAT 2's multi-company features will enable EHS to move a client from company to company without having to re-enter or transfer data.
 EHHCS and HSI's system will utilize a variety of STAT 2's advanced clinical financial, operational and specialty modules including: Scheduling, Consolidated Reporting, Multi-Company, IV Therapy, Home Medical Equipment, Electronic Messaging, Claims Tracking and Electronic Remittance Advice. The system will operate on the IBM RS/6000 Model 580.
 EHHCS, a non-profit subsidiary of EHS Health Care, is a multi-site, Medicare-certified home healthcare agency with service offices in numerous locations. HSI, a subsidiary of EHHCS, is a for-profit organization that offers IV therapy, home medical equipment, home health agency, pharmacy and respiratory therapy services. Both companies operate numerous offices throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
 EHS Health Care, one of the largest providers of health and wellness services in the Chicago area, operates five hospitals, a home care division, day surgery and outpatient diagnostic centers, extended cam facilities, physicians office buildings, retirement complexes and a mental health counseling network. EHS employs over 10,000 people and has more than 1,850 physicians on its medical staff.
 InfoMed, founded in 1969 to develop, market and sell innovative information systems for the healthcare industry, has more than 24 years of healthcare information systems experience. The company ranks as the 29th largest healthcare information services vendors in the country. InfoMed is headquartered in Princeton, with offices in Hackensack, N.J.; Pompano Beach, Fla.; and Pleasanton, Calif. InfoMed customers represent varied segments of physicians' practice management, home healthcare, IV therapy and home medical equipment providers. InfoMed's STAT 2 healthcare management information system and the company's practice management information system, the Script system, have been installed in over one thousand locations nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Sam Witchel of Scharff, Witchel & Co., 212-983-1060; or Barrett C. O'Donnell, chairman of the board of InfoMed, 609-987-8181/

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