GBA Unveils First Secure XML, Browser-Based, Multi-Platform, Healthcare Information System -- A Pure Java Based Solution, Featuring J2EE Architecture With A Rich-Client User Interface. Fully Scalable To The Enterprise Supporting Linux, Solaris, & Wind

February 25, 2004

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GBA Health Network Systems: Business Power for Healthcare.GBA Health Network Systems, a leading provider and developer of practice management software products and services, announces the delivery of a

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GBA Health Network Systems: Business Power for Healthcare.

GBA Health Network Systems, a leading provider and developer of practice management software products and services, announces the delivery of a revolutionary new practice management solution to be launched at the 2004 HIMSS Conference in Orlando, Florida. GBA will exhibit with strategic partner and fellow RI-based company-American Power Conversion.

MEDfx-Practice Management Software. With a 20-year history of servicing the healthcare market, GBA has spent over two years and millions of dollars developing the only XML based solution written fully in Java, utilizing J2EE architecture. "The healthcare community has never seen anything like MEDfx before," said Colin Barry, President/CIO. "With so many legacy Windows based solutions still available, MEDfx is truly the next generation solution that will set the standards for future products to follow. MEDfx will change the way doctors, clinics, and practices manage and grow their business."

MEDfx is described as a next generation Healthcare Information System that is built to perform in a high patient volume environment, scalable from a single physician, up to a multi-location practice, community health center, or multi-practice enterprise. MEDfx delivers value, innovation, and choice by incorporating the latest technology into its design. The result is a platform independent, open standards-based architecture that is as easy to use as it looks. Finally, there is a practice management solution that bridges the power of business technology and healthcare.

"Managing the business of today's fast paced medical practice is complex. At GBA, we are committed to modernizing the business of healthcare by leveraging the power of emerging technologies. MEDfx will simplify the convergence of healthcare and business technology," said GBA Chairman/CEO, Gerald Barry.

"MEDfx is an innovative solution that provides all the tools necessary to manage a cost-effective, efficient, and healthy practice, from any location -- no matter what size or specialty. No other product looks or performs like MEDfx."

The pending 2005 HIPAA security regulations and general heightened security awareness are affecting the business of all medical providers. Most practices will have to re-evaluate the products they currently utilize and the companies that service them. And, as physicians continue to prepare and comply with current and future HIPAA regulations while attempting to grow their business, the ability of their current software to provide compliance, as well as scalability for future IT innovations is imperative. Following the security trends in the Online Banking community, MEDfx offers an intensely secure product, enabling practices to leverage all the benefits of robust design technology.

MEDfx was developed for HIPAA readiness, not retrofitted like most solutions, and can immediately solve the compliance needs of every medical office practice, clinic, and healthcare organization. MEDfx is reliable and dependable while being innovative, cost-effective, and fully scalable. MEDfx is easy to use because it simplifies a complicated industry. MEDfx was written with the user in mind. And, after exhaustively studying the operations of actual medical offices, using the patient's chart as the blue print, the software efficiently addresses the flow of a busy medical office.

GBA's COO/Medical Director, Dr. Perry Mandanis said, "Wherever I go, my colleagues in medicine are saying the same thing. They are all earning less but working longer hours. They are confused by the challenge of how and when to adopt new technologies and the realization of how little their current software does to keep them on top of their business growth. Well, I am proud to say that MEDfx is the solution that physicians have been waiting for. MEDfx will revolutionize the business of medicine and allow doctors the freedom to spend more time caring for their patients, no matter where they are. MEDfx is possibly the last Practice Management Solution a practice will ever need."

MEDfx is currently shipping and installed in a variety of medical specialties. The product rollout is expected to be shipped in two phases - small to medium-sized practices, which include single physician practices, to larger practices with either multiple physicians or locations. The enterprise edition is scheduled to ship in early third quarter of this year. The product is sold in a direct sales model in the Northeast and through a growing list of qualified resellers nationwide.

Founded in 1984, GBA Health Network Systems ranks as one of the most successful privately held medical software companies in the United States. GBA is a leading provider of clinical practice management products and services, designed to improve the efficiency of any medical practice. GBA has been driven from its onset by the simple premise that healthcare technology should adapt to the business of running a practice -- not the reverse.

GBA continues to distinguish itself in the turbulent healthcare market by providing outstanding customer service and support resulting in the retention of a loyal customer base, consisting of over 1,200 busy practices and 5,000 physicians using its healthcare systems in over 33 states. GBA offers full service sales and support, including a software support hotline and onsite technical hardware support.

GBA Health Network Systems' corporate offices are located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and can be reached at 800-421-9497 or http://www.gbahn.com/.

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