Sprint Joins Mobile Healthcare Alliance (MoHCA) Board of Directors

February 23, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint announced today that it has joined the Board of Directors for the Mobile Healthcare Alliance (MoHCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption of mobile technologies to support the

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint announced today that it has joined the Board of Directors for the Mobile Healthcare Alliance (MoHCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption of mobile technologies to support the delivery of higher quality healthcare. Through this new affiliation Sprint will play an influential role in promoting the adoption of mobile technologies to enhance patient safety and quality of care while also learning more about the healthcare community's needs.

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"Sprint recognizes that mobile technologies are becoming increasingly important for enabling healthcare providers to deliver higher quality patient care in a more timely and efficient manner, while meeting regulatory compliance requirements," said Jennifer Johnson, director of healthcare marketing, Sprint Business Solutions. "As a strategic member of MoHCA, Sprint will work to promote convenient, effective and secure mobility solutions that meet the needs of healthcare providers."

Sprint is focused on designing solutions that meet the specific needs of healthcare-related organizations. In addition to tailored voice and data services, Sprint has built a strong security portfolio and services that healthcare organizations can leverage to address HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements. Sprint is also taking advantage of its portfolio of wireless and wireline assets to deliver integrated, managed mobility solutions for the healthcare market, as well as additional solutions from digital imaging to telemedicine capabilities.

"We are pleased to welcome Sprint to the MoHCA leadership," said Becky Quammen, 2004 MoHCA Chair and President of The Quammen Group, Orlando, Fla. "Wireless carriers such as Sprint facilitate the adoption of mobile wireless applications by healthcare providers, bringing modern technology to the point-of-care and allowing providers immediate mobile access, capture and transmission of patient information. This point of care communication contributes to improved patient safety, reduced costs, and enhanced patient safety."

Sprint is dedicated to providing integrated communication solutions that help healthcare providers balance patient care, manage costs and comply with mandated regulations. Sprint has been recognized for its leadership in vertical markets overall with the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Telecom Services Vertical Company of the Year Award and the 2002 Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Leadership Award for Customized Healthcare Solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.sprintbiz.com/solutions/healthcare .

Sprint is showcasing new and emerging solutions for the healthcare industry in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22 - 26 at HIMSS 2004 Annual Conference and Exhibition, booth number 5433. Solutions to be demonstrated include healthcare mobility, imaging and telemedicine and emerging technologies.

About Sprint

Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 67,000 employees worldwide and over $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com/ .

About MoHCA

MoHCA promotes the adoption of mobile technologies to support the delivery of higher quality health. The diverse membership of MoHCA is unified by a shared interest of ensuring that mobile applications are incorporated into healthcare processes in order to provide point-of-care communication of patient information with appropriate regard for the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information.

MoHCA members include wireless carriers, application developers, device manufacturers, system integrators, technology consultants, practitioners, healthcare professional societies, and healthcare organizations.

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CONTACT: Amy Schiska of Sprint, +1-913-794-2947, or
aschis01@sprintspectrum.com ; or Claudia Tessier, CAE, Executive Director of
MoHCA, +1-202-452-0889, or ctessier@mohca.org

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