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Picis Critical Care Software Goes Live at University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein.

Clinical Functionality Complements Partner's Hospital Management System

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY -- Picis, Inc. and c.a.r.u.s. announced today that the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, the second largest University hospital in Germany, went live with Picis' Critical Care Manager([TM]) point-of-care documentation and clinician remote access in its critical care areas. Critical Care Manager is integrated to the already-implemented and complementary c.a.r.u.s. Hospital Management System (cHMS) for administrative management. The companies are scheduled to jointly exhibit at the MEDICA Congress in DE-sseldorf, Germany, Hall 15, Stand number 15 F09 (November 15-18).

"No single system exists that meets the varied needs of our entire hospital organization. That's why University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein has selected specialized vendors to automate important clusters of the hospital Co Picis software for the critical care environment and c.a.r.u.s. for the administrative healthcare management functionality," stated Professor Jens Scholz M.D., Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Department, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel. "These two vendors provide specialized expertise and the precise functionality needed to meet the business, legal and clinical requirements of the University Medical Center."

The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, a 2400-bed hospital, went live with Picis' Critical Care Manager in its intensive care units and via remote access, allowing clinicians to view the ICU patient record from outside the unit. The go-live was the culmination of a collaborative build period where c.a.r.u.s. and Picis configured the software to adhere to applicable German health care requirements, including the new German government Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) coding, automated scoring (including TISS 28 and SAPS II) and several other country-specific functionalities. In addition, Critical Care Manager is designed to share patient care and procedure data and scoring information with c.a.r.u.s.'s HMS. The go-live went smoothly and the Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Department is now paperless.

Picis and c.a.r.u.s. have been jointly offering their complementary solutions throughout Germany since 2000. Critical Care Manager, which is part of the Picis CareSuite([TM])product suite, automatically collects, displays and stores vital patient information from the flowsheet and documentation of treatments, care measures and assessments by care providers.

About c.a.r.u.s.

The c.a.r.u.s. group is a specialist in high-performance solutions for the IT sector, and offers all-round software-based and system solutions for the public sector, medium-sized firms and large business organizations. Key features of the range include services offered in the fields of IT systems integration, IT performance optimizing, the development of high-performance enhancements based on standard software (EAI, ERP, CPM), and the implementation of individual high-performance applications.

Own-brand specialist software, such as the workstation application for clinical use cHMS and the European market-leading EFT software terminal cCredit(r), along with the product portfolio of c.a.r.u.s. partners IBM, Novell / SUSE Linux and VMware, round out the range of items supplied. More information is available at www.carus-it.com.

About Picis

Picis is an established provider of innovative healthcare information technology solutions designed to transform the delivery of patient care in the high-acuity areas of the hospital, including the emergency department, operating and recovery rooms and intensive care units. Picis offers the most advanced suite of integrated products focused on these life-critical areas of the hospital where the patients are the most vulnerable, the care process is the most complex and an increasing majority of hospital costs are incurred. Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Picis has licensed our systems for use in more than 1,000 hospitals in 19 countries. More information is available at www.picis.com.

Information contained in this release regarding c.a.r.u.s has been provided by c.a.r.u.s and Picis, Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness thereof. Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, Picis' expectations concerning its Critical Care Manager solution and its collaboration with c.a.r.u.s. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Picis' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Picis undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

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