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IDX to Feature 'Making A Difference in Healthcare' at HIMSS 2003 in San Diego


BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDX Systems Corporation will showcase the mission-critical difference IDX software applications make every day by enhancing patient care and substantially improving business performance at the 2003

BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDX Systems Corporation will showcase the mission-critical difference IDX software applications make every day by enhancing patient care and substantially improving business performance at the 2003 HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) tradeshow, Feb. 10-13, at the San Diego Convention Center.

"We are making a difference in healthcare every day with solutions that improve patient access, provide for safer patient care and allow patient accounting to be more streamlined," said James H. Crook, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of IDX. "HIMSS provides a premier platform to broaden industry awareness of the critical role IDX plays in improving the quality of patient care while simultaneously lowering the cost of that care."

The newly branded IDX portfolio of flagship offerings featured at HIMSS are: Flowcast(TM), Groupcast(TM), Carecast(TM), Imagecast(TM) and EDiX(TM). IDX will launch its new corporate brand and tagline "Making A Difference in Healthcare" at IDX Booth #2937. Each IDX solution is designed to create greater connectivity among the key stakeholders in a patient's care -- patients, providers, and payers.

Advanced IDX technology featured at HIMSS include:

IDX Flowcast is a new division name and home to IDXtend(R) and IDXtend for the Web(TM). IDXtend for the Web is a single solution for hospitals, physicians and IDN's that accelerates the revenue cycle and supports enterprise patient access. IDXtend for the Web is a proven, integrated, enterprise-wide, web-based business performance solution. IDX will also demonstrate products that ease organizational compliance with impending Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations. Also showcased in the IDX booth is Patient Online(R), a secure mechanism that enables patients to communicate with healthcare organizations via the Internet, 24 by 7, and empowers patients in management aspects of their care.

IDX Groupcast is a new division name and brand name representing the entire suite of products for mid- to larger-size group medical practices and physician service organizations including the product formerly known as Group Practice Management System (GPMS(TM)). Groupcast provides patient management, financial management, and decision support solutions. Groupcast helps group practices and physician service organizations manage their costs and enhance their patients' overall experience with best-in-class functionality, universal connectivity to other systems and patient data, and a unique, patient-centered approach to product development.

Carecast is a single platform solution that provides subsecond access to electronic patient records, and fail-safe features including computerized physician order entry, clinical documentation, pharmacy, and patient information and patient accounting management capabilities. IDX will also feature Carecast's computerized physician order entry (CPOE) applications and services at a satellite HIMSS booth (#7415) in the CPOE Product Marketplace of the Sails Pavilion. IDX's Carecast Division will reveal IT advancements including a portable health record on CD that arms patients who travel frequently, such as transient "snowbirds," with the ability to provide complete and accurate patient information at the point of care.

The 2003 show marks the second consecutive year IDX Imagecast Division will showcase its single-database enterprise Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). Imagecast creates streamlined access to images and supporting patient information and provides secure online storage. Imagecast allows organizations to seamlessly transition to a digital, filmless environment, a major transformation that facilitates clinical decision-making and greatly improves the ability of diagnostic and referring physicians to provide the best possible care.

EDiX, a subsidiary of IDX and a leading provider of cost-effective, outsourced medical transcription and coding services to hospitals, clinics, physician groups and other healthcare facilities, will demonstrate its ability to provide unparalleled customer service, quality and accuracy.

About IDX

Founded in 1969, IDX Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare, improve the quality of patient service, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce the costs of care. IDX supports these objectives with a broad range of complementary and functionally rich products installed at 3,200 customer sites. Customers include 134,000 physicians who utilize practice management systems to improve patient care and other workflow processes. IDX Systems are installed at:


-- 370 Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) representing more than 660 hospitals -- 175 large group practices with more than 200 physicians -- 635 mid-size group practices with less than 200 physicians

The IDX web strategy includes browser technology, e-commerce and web-based tools -- built using Internet architecture -- that facilitates access for patients, physicians and care providers to vital health information and data managed by the IDX clinical, administrative, financial, and managed care products. EDiX Corporation, an IDX subsidiary, offers medical transcription and clinical documentation services to physicians groups and hospital customers. IDX has approximately 5,000 full-time employees.

IDX, IDX Flowcast, IDX Groupcast, IDX Carecast, IDX Imagecast, EDiX, IDXtend, IDXtend for the Web, and Patient Online are trademarks or registered trademarks of IDX Investment Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements about IDX Systems Corporation that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are uncertainties or difficulties in developing new services, difficulties in implementing systems, possible deferral, delay or cancellation by customers of computer system or service purchase decisions, possible delay of system installations and service implementations, development by competitors of new or superior technologies, changing economic, political and regulatory influences on the healthcare and e-commerce industries, possible disruptions in the national economy caused by terrorist activities and foreign conflicts, changes in product pricing policies, governmental regulation of IDX's software and operations, the possibility of product-related liabilities, and factors detailed from time to time in IDX's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. IDX undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time.

For more information contact: Margo Happer, IDX Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications 802-859-6169 margo_happer@idx.com Robert Stirewalt, IDX Senior Marketing Communications Specialist 802-864-1758, ext. 6933 robert_stirewalt@idx.com

IDX Systems Corporation

CONTACT: Margo Happer, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications, +1-802-859-6169, margo_happer@idx.com, or Robert Stirewalt,
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist. +1-802-864-1758, ext. 6933,
robert_stirewalt@idx.com, both of IDX

Web site: http://www.idx.com/


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