SOURCE: MedLink International, Inc.

January 24, 2007 14:07 ET

State of the Union: Bush Pushes IT to Reduce Healthcare Costs

ISLANDIA, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 --President Bush during his State of the Union address Tuesday night called for greater use of electronic medical records and other healthcare information technology as part of a larger healthcare plan and told Congress that healthcare information technology should be advanced to reduce costly medical errors, and he urged the use of healthcare IT to promote healthcare price transparency.

For the fourth consecutive year, President Bush used the State of the Union address to express his support for electronic health records to bring down medical costs and improve care.

"There are many other ways that Congress can help. We need to expand Health Savings Accounts, help small businesses through Association Health Plans, reduce costs and medical errors with better information technology, encourage price transparency and protect good doctors from junk lawsuits by passing medical liability reform. And in all we do, we must remember that the best health care decisions are made not by government and insurance companies, but by patients and their doctors," Bush said.

HIT is receiving bipartisan support, with numerous policymakers embracing it as a primary opportunity for improving the cost and quality of the nation's healthcare delivery.

In 2004, Bush called for most Americans to have an electronic record of their healthcare within a decade. "We will make wider use of electronic records and other health information technology to help control costs and reduce dangerous medical errors," Bush said.

As a result of President Bush's state of the union address, MedLink believes that there will be additional support in Congress for HIT bills and support for the national mandate of electronic health records called for by President Bush in 2004.

About MedLink International, Inc.:

The business of MedLink International, Inc. (OTCBB: MLKNA) (FRANKFURT: WM6B) is carried out through its flagship product, the MedLink VPN in conjunction with its proprietary MedLink EHR software. The MedLink Virtual Private Network allows subscribing doctors to securely communicate with other physicians and remotely access and retrieve patient records, lab results, X-Rays, CAT Scans and other Personal Health Information (PHI). The MedLink VPN incorporates several third party applications and the company has developed a state of the art Healthcare IT infrastructure on the MedLink VPN. The company also offers other products and services such as Medical Coding & Recovery, MedLink Scheduler, MedLink Billing, Secure Health Mail, Remote PACS, Health IT infrastructure and networking, document management, video conferencing and Optical Memory Cards for personal health records (PHR). The company has developed unique partnerships in the medical community and it utilizes those partnerships to market its products and services. The company website is

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