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OD Professional makes debut as the most comprehensive integrated paperless office solution for eyecare professionals

Vision West Expo 2000, Las Vegas – September 15, 2000 – EMRlogic Systems Inc. today announces the launch of OD Professional, a revolutionary new integrated software solution that makes life easier for professionals in the $15 billion-a-year North American eye care market.

OD Professional is a comprehensive digital office administration system that creates a “paperless office” enabling optometrists to better manage their time, increase their productivity and make their clinics more efficient.

“OD Professional lets the doctor concentrate on the patient, not the paperwork,” said Herb K. Mast, CEO. “It lets professionals focus on what they do best: providing top quality eye care while growing their business.”

OD Professional is affordable and priced so practices need not invest huge amounts in the software up front. Instead, the solution is offered on a monthly licensed basis. “With the constant upgrading required to keep software systems current and functional, it is not in a doctors’ best interest to purchase individual software programs,” contends Mast. “Doctors should look at employing a professional, fully integrated and supported solution that will grow with their business. In our research we find that the doctors’ main complaint and frustration is a lack of after sales support from their software vendor. With our model, support is the main focus.”

OD Professional’s automated case management digitally “tracks” patients from the moment they walk into the clinic:

  • OD Professional takes care of everything from appointment scheduling to health insurance claims.
  • OD Professional offers automated business administration services including billing, inventory control, accounting and financial reporting.
  • OD Professional builds a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) by capturing all relevant information from the patient’s visit, including diagnostic equipment readings and digital images. This information can also be readily included in referral letters, which are easily generated by the system.

OD Professional is based on Caché – the post-relational database of InterSystems Corporation. According to the 1998 survey of US News and World Report, the top 10 hospitals in the United States are using InterSystems database technology. “We were pleased that OD Professional chose our database as its core technology,” said John McCormick, COO from InterSystems. “OD Professional will enable eye-care professionals to benefit from the reliable and robust technology already in use by many other organizations in the health care industry.”

OD Professional is also equipped with world class implementation support and training, based on its strategic partnership with Oleen Healthcare Information Management, Inc. “We are very excited to be providing implementation and training for OD Professional,” says Susan E. Pawlowski, Vice President of Oleen. “We see it as a very strong product that will be quickly adopted by eye-care professionals wanting to grow their business. In addition, its Microsoft Windows 2000 compatibility will make it easy to install and allow for doctors and staff to get up to speed quickly.”

Quartech Systems, Ltd. an implementation and support provider is also pleased about its partnership with OD Professional. “We are always pleased to partner with a company that has an excellent technology and a vision for the future,” says David Marshall, Managing Director. “OD Professional promises to be a very successful product for its customers as well as its partners.”

OD Professional is already winning praise from it first users. “Being a new practice, we were looking for a software package that would integrate all of our patient encounters,” said Vision Care of Maine’s Senior Billing Assistant, Lisa Killam. “The OD Professional staff have been by our side to help us achieve our goals and lend a helping hand whenever we needed it.”

Live demonstrations of OD Professional will be available at Booth #7090 at Vision West 2000 Expo.

About OD Professional

OD Professional is an integrated software solution for eye care professionals, providing automated case management, fully paperless business administration and digital image capture. OD Professional is scaleable to any size of eye care practice and provides comprehensive service for customers, including product implementation, training, maintenance and support. For more information visit http://www.ODProfessional.com.

OD Professional is a product of EMR Logic Systems, Inc. With offices throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand, this company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a privately held software company specializing in data, document, workflow management and digital image capture systems.

About Oleen

Oleen is based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area with offices in Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. Our staff of more than eighty-five employees is a combination of experienced consultants with technical and healthcare backgrounds. Oleen has qualified professionals with expertise in the programming languages used in healthcare, such as M and Pick, systems architecture, from mainframe systems to client/server and distributed systems, and PC networks and applications, including extensive experience with Windows NT and Novell Netware. Our business and healthcare professionals, many of whom have advanced healthcare degrees and prior clinical experience, are experts with tools and methods in a broad variety of healthcare disciplines, such as outcomes measurement, utilization management, inventory management, business process reengineering, data warehousing, and quality improvement.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, InterSystems Corporation (www.intersystems.com) is the leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, with over three million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ , is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data and application server offering ultra-fast and massively scalable objects and SQL. CACHÉ features breakthrough rapid development technology for building objects and object applications.

About Quartech

Quartech Systems Ltd., one of Canada’s leading consulting and information technology (IT) services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic and operational objectives through the use of technology. Having guided clients through every major wave of change in IT for more than 15 years, QSL today is well positioned to develop and apply IT strategies and technologies based on its full range of capabilities in management and IT consulting; systems design and integration; applications software; Web and application hosting; and IT and business process outsourcing.

Since its formation in 1984, QSL has been known for its flexibility and customer-centric culture. Through agreements with hardware and software firms, the company develops and manages solutions specifically tailored to each client’s needs. With 100 employees we have solid services and solutions delivery capability for the Pacific Northwest, and North America wide.

Trademark Notes: CACHÉ is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Editorial Contacts

Herb Mast
President, Chief Executive Officer
EMRlogic Systems Inc.
604-657-6503

Kim Hardy
Senior Coordinator
NATIONAL Public Relations
604-418-2275