MedPlus Announces Availability of ChartMaxx(R) Solution on Certified Linux Platform

February 23, 2004

CINCINNATI, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPlus, a leading provider of clinical connectivity and data management solutions for healthcare organizations and clinicians, announced today that it has begun to offer its ChartMaxx(R) electronic patient record

CINCINNATI, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPlus, a leading provider of clinical connectivity and data management solutions for healthcare organizations and clinicians, announced today that it has begun to offer its ChartMaxx(R) electronic patient record solution on the Linux operating platform. The Linux-based ChartMaxx solution provides robust chart management functionality with cost effective system configurations for small and mid- sized healthcare organizations looking to move toward total electronic health record management.

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Linux-based servers provide industry-leading performance at competitive prices enabling small and mid-sized customers to deploy enterprise applications at a scale and price that has not been previously available.

"The availability of ChartMaxx on the Linux platform will provide the same reliable functionality and feature set as the original ChartMaxx solution, while allowing smaller healthcare organizations to implement more appropriately configured solutions best suited for the size of their facility," said Richard A. Mahoney, President of MedPlus. "We have an extensive base of satisfied customers who have been using ChartMaxx to efficiently manage records and we are pleased to be able to extend a suitably sized, cost effective system to smaller hospitals looking to achieve the same goal."

ChartMaxx has been selected by numerous hospitals and multi-care facilities across North America to assist with turnaround time for chart completion, electronic patient registration, remote coding, automated release of information and maximum electronic information access. The availability of ChartMaxx on Linux offers this functionality while providing the necessary sizing options for the solution, which can be designed to fit the operational and business needs of hospitals ranging from 50 to 250 beds.

ChartMaxx is an enterprise-wide electronic patient record solution, which enables organizations to create and manage an electronic repository comprised of clinical, financial and administrative information. Authorized users of the system are provided with immediate concurrent access to the information across the enterprise.

MedPlus will provide demonstrations of the ChartMaxx product and its eMaxx clinical integration solution at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in booth number 2663 during established business hours at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26.

About MedPlus

MedPlus is a leading developer and integrator of clinical connectivity and data management solutions for healthcare organizations and clinicians. These solutions efficiently and securely collect, store, manage and retrieve

clinical information within an organization, enterprise or community via virtual private networks and/or the Internet. MedPlus solutions, including eMaxx(R) (physician-focused clinical integration portal solution), ChartMaxx(R) (electronic patient record solution) and LabPortal (lab test ordering and results retrieval solution) have been implemented in more than 300 healthcare facilities throughout North America. MedPlus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.medplus.com/ .

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