VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp.

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp.

January 06, 2005 16:30 ET

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. Successfully Implements New Upgrade of its Clinical Information System



OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: VMCS

JANUARY 6, 2005 - 16:30 ET

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. Successfully
Implements New Upgrade of its Clinical Information

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - VisualMED Clinical
Solutions Corp. (OTCBB:VMCS) announces today that it has successfully
completed the implementation of its system update to Version 2.2 at
Physicians Hospital of El Paso, Texas.

The VisualMED Clinical System has been fully operational at Physicians'
Hospital since June, 2004, and is used by all physicians, nurses, and
paramedical staff at the hospital for all aspects of patient care

At its core is a Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) module, with
more than 30 levels of decision support, which allows for every
prescription to be "written" electronically. Each order is evaluated
for safety and quality of care in real time. All progress notes are
entered electronically and maintained in a comprehensive electronic
patient record. With VisualMED, hospital staff can access this
integrated electronic patient record through a single user interface.
The VisualMED Clinical Information System is linked to the previously
installed Meditech Hospital Information System so that laboratory
results and other information are seamlessly available to physicians and

"As a facility dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care,
it is vital for Physicians Hospital to provide the benefits of the
latest technology to our patients," said Sharon Peterson, Chief
Executive officer of Physicians Hospital. "We believe that the
comprehensive suite of medication, supply and information management
tools we are implementing will be a tremendous asset to our organization
moving forward, and will help us to better succeed in fulfilling our
health care mission."

The system update was implemented at 4:00 a.m. on December 6 with
essentially no interruption of clinical service. New functionality
includes an archiving capability which allows users to review all past
hospitalizations and clinic visits. Doctors' and nurses' progress notes
have been enhanced so that modifications may be made to notes
after-the-fact, while preserving all original data entries. Changes were
made to the internal structure of electronic medical record entries so
that sub-second access to any page of any record is assured, an
important feature as the company prepares to bid for regional
implementations in North America and abroad.

Every day, more than 350 clinical users at Physicians' Hospital access
VisualMED Clinical Information System screens on more than 105 fixed and
wireless workstations. As well, physicians are able to consult their
hospital patient's medical records from clinic or from the office. In
just the first three months of system use, there were more than 165,000
logons and electronic signatures recorded, and nearly 2,000,000 lines of
chart note content recorded.

Significant clinical results and statistics from the use of VisualMED at
Physicians' Hospital in El Paso are having a positive impact on the
pursuit of new market opportunities and strategic allies in North
America and abroad.

About the company and its products

The VisualMED Clinical Information System (CIS) is a unique software
application built to conform to the way doctors and nurses provide and
document patient care. The VisualMED CIS is the only solution of its
kind to have been wholly designed by practicing medical staff in terms
of both workflow and user interface.

There are over 5,500 hospitals in the United States and Canada, and
three times as many in Europe, making up most of the potential market
for the VisualMED technology. According to the Leapfrog Group,
relatively few American sites have experimented with physician-based
clinical support order entry, and most of these have been limited to
large centers whose mainframe technology is not easily transferable.
According to the HIMSS, less than 10% of hospitals say that they have
some form of CPOE or decision support.

Cost of implementation of a Clinical Information System can vary between
2 and 20 million dollars depending on the size of the hospital and the
nature of the selected technology. A leading U.S. consulting
organization believes that 50% of hospitals in America will be moving to
CPOE in the next 4 years.

Management believes in a more cautious scenario, one that would see
between 10 and 15% of hospitals adopting CPOE within this time frame.
This would still represent a multi-billion dollar market opportunity for
our industry.

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. markets and distributes clinical
management solutions that help hospitals and healthcare authorities
reduce medication errors, increase personnel efficiency and bring down
operating costs. One of its key components, Computerized Physician Order
Entry (CPOE), is a core solution in the new agenda to promote greater
patient safety and reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with
medication error.

Detailed information on our company and its products is available on our
web site at

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may contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature
concerning the future performance of the Company. These statements are
based on suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best
possible evaluation of future events. Such factors may include, without
excluding other considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results,
evolution in customer demand for the Company's products and services,
the impact of price pressures exerted by competitors, and general market
trends or economic changes. As a result, readers are advised that actual
results may differ from expected results.


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