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e-DOCS Physician Network Goes Live; System Demonstration Available Thanksgiving Day for Physician and Investor Usage.

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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2000 (OTCBB:EDOC), the medical e-services company, announced today that after a year of research and development, the e-DOCS Physician Network is available for live demonstration on the e-DOCS Web site beginning on Thanksgiving day. The company will make this demonstration available to the physician and shareholder community until Dec. 15, 2000, at no charge whatsoever to the user.

Jim Springfield, vice-chairman and CEO of e-DOCS, stated, "The combined efforts of e-DOCS employees, the investment of its shareholders, and the development skills of Thought Interactive (recently acquired by Meritage Technologies) are about to be realized. We are extremely pleased to report that this milestone in e-DOCS corporate life has been reached. We hope that each of our 1,600 physician clients and 4,500 shareholders will log on to www.EPN.MD and sign up for a free demonstration of the EPN and the Internet Patient Folder. We believe that the EPN's elegant design and simplicity will provide significant value for our physician-clients.

e-DOCS Physician Network Inc. (EPN) is releasing a subscription-based professional portal which provides a secure, HIPAA compliant browser-based document handling system that functions as a simple medical record. The EPN captures, organizes and retrieves medical transcription and handwritten patient encounters in the same easy to use format as the traditional paper folder. Scheduled for release in November of 2000, the EPN will provide secure physician access to this patient information 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Companies providing services to the EPN include VeriSign, First Bank of Beverly Hills, The Associated Press, AccuWeather,,, Professional Medical Insurance Services, First Union Securities and others to be announced.

About is a publicly traded (OTCBB:EDOC) Internet-based medical document company founded in 1994. currently has 1,600 physician-clients in 4 states, and transcribes approximately 67,000 physician dictated medical records per month. The e-DOCS Physician Network is a wholly-owned subsidiary of

About Thought Interactive

Thought Interactive, recently acquired by Meritage Technologies, excels in end-to-end advanced Web application design and development, leveraging broadband technologies, usability analysis, and dynamic end user interfaces. Its clients include e-DOCS, Lonestar, Office Domain, ClearCommerce, Dell, PointServe,, and Discover Financial Services.

Thought Interactive's management team brings extensive consulting experience to the Meritage team. Founder Andrew Dillon, who was a management consultant for the emerging technologies practice of Deloitte Touche, becomes the director of broadband and user experience solutions for Meritage. COO Ron Hollenbeck served as a consulting manager for KPMG, and assumes the role of southwest region delivery manager for Meritage.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to future revenues and operating information and their impact on future results. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of risk factors such as the availability of sufficient capital on terms favorable to the company, market conditions, product life cycles, customer delays in purchasing products, technology shifts, potential difficulties in introducing new products, competition, price sensitivity and the uncertainty of continuing market acceptance of the company's products by distributors, retailers and consumers. is a registered assumed name for Applied Voice Recognition.
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