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DrFirst and PatientKeeper Partner to Deliver Mobile E-Prescribing for Hospitals and Health Systems

February 10, 2004

ROCKVILLE, Md. and BOSTON, Mass. — DrFirst and PatientKeeper today announced a partnership to port Rcopia, DrFirst’s market leading e-Prescribing solution, to the PatientKeeper Platform. The joint solution allows clinicians to use their mobile devices to produce legible prescriptions that are checked for drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions.

“With physicians constantly on the move, the advances in mobile technology are providing a great opportunity to help physicians as they practice medicine,” said John Bartos, president of DrFirst. “Together with PatientKeeper, we will offer best secure text messaging platforms for physicians, hospitals and EMR/EHR vendors.
“>e-Prescribing on the PatientKeeper Platform, a well recognized standard in healthcare. Its best-of-breed portfolio of applications is valuable to our clients who want to reach inside and outside the hospital, and its robust technology is ideally suited for advanced mobile applications such as e-Prescribing.”

The PatientKeeper Platform connects mobile devices with existing hospital information systems and supports a broad and growing portfolio of mobile applications, including clinical results, charge capture, mobile dictation, drug reference, and more. PatientKeeper’s open platform includes software development kits (SDKs) with published APIs that allow third-party developers to rapidly develop and deploy mobile solutions.

“PatientKeeper is committed to providing our clients with best-of-breed solutions to meet their needs,” said Stephen S. Hau, founder & vice president of marketing and business development, PatientKeeper. “After an extensive review of the market, we are pleased to partner with DrFirst to offer Rcopia, a leading e-Prescribing solution.”

PatientKeeper and DrFirst will demonstrate the combined e-Prescribing solution at the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida from February 22-26 at PatientKeeper’s “We Make Healthcare Mobile™” booth (#738).

 
DrFirst also provides the industries best secure messaging platforms for physicians, hospitals and EMR/EHR vendors.

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper, Inc. provides healthcare professionals with mobile computing solutions that help improve patient care and curb rising costs. The PatientKeeper Platform easily integrates with existing systems and securely delivers patient information to clinicians’ mobile devices. PatientKeeper and its partners have created a portfolio of mobile applications that support a wide spectrum of tasks, including rounding support, clinical results and charge capture. Leading healthcare institutions and vendors have already standardized on the PatientKeeper Platform. For more information, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call 617-987-0300.

Contacts:
John F. Bartos, Jr., DrFirst, jbartos@drfirst.com, (301) 231-9510 (ext. 109)
Stephen S. Hau, PatientKeeper, shau@patientkeeper.com, (617) 987-0304
Christina Guilbert, aMate Communications, christina@amatecommunications.com, (781) 759-0015

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