Amicore and QRS Diagnostic Announce Partnership at HIMSS

February 10, 2003

ANDOVER, Mass., and MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., Amicore, the practice improvement company providing software and services to

ANDOVER, Mass., and MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., Amicore, the practice improvement company providing software and services to physicians, and QRS Diagnostic, leader in innovative design and development of software-based medical devices contained in computer cards, announce their partnership agreement. Under the agreement, the firms have developed an interface to Amicore Clinical Management(TM), its comprehensive clinical workflow and electronic medical record (EMR) solution. Physicians can now use QRS PC Cards to perform diagnostic tests on the handheld wireless pen tablets and PCs on which they run Amicore's system, and the resulting physiological data is automatically integrated into their EMRs.

"Our partnership with QRS will allow Amicore's physician customers to have automated diagnostic testing easily integrated within their clinical workflow," says Steve Pacicco, Amicore's acting chief executive officer. "By offering QRS devices for spirometry, pulse oximetry and EKGs to our customers, we add greater value."

"Amicore's customers are already applying advanced technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their practices, so they will readily see the extra benefit of integrating our software-based devices," says Spencer Lien, chief executive officer, QRS Diagnostic. "Amicore exceeded its 2002 sales goal of over 1,000 new providers, and we expect to leverage, and contribute to, their success in the market."

"We use Amicore Clinical Management and QRS devices to automate administrative and clinical tasks in our practice today," says Robert Hughes, M.D., Primary Care Medical Center, a seven-physician group practice in Murray, Ky. "With the interface, we will achieve even greater increases in productivity."

About Amicore

Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Amicore is the practice improvement company providing software and services to physicians. We view physician practices as the center of the healthcare delivery system. Our solutions, consisting of clinical and billing information software and Tablet PC hardware, easily automate the entire practice and connect providers to hospitals, payers, labs and pharmacies. Everything Amicore provides supports the High Performance Practice(TM), where doctors focus on patients not paperwork, medical errors are reduced, profits are increased, and chaos and stress and minimized. We make a long-term difference for our customers because of the innovation, backing and commitment of our industry-leading founders -- Pfizer, IBM, and Microsoft. Visit us at http://www.amicore.com/ or call us at 1-877-AMICORE.

About QRS Diagnostic

Founded in 1994, QRS Diagnostic, Plymouth, Minn., uses innovative software technology to design and develop FDA-approved medical devices that simplify and reduce the costs of diagnostic testing and patient monitoring. With our patented computer card technology platform, QRS turns standard desktop, laptop, and handheld PCs into modular, upgradeable medical devices and streamlines the collection and communication of precise physiological data. We enable primary care physicians to cost-effectively practice high-tech medicine while delivering the accuracy that specialists and hospitals demand. The affordability, durability and mobility of QRS devices also advance diagnostic testing and patient monitoring for disease management, home healthcare and personal health management. For more information on QRS, please visit http://www.qrsdiagnostic.com/ .

QRS Diagnostic

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