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French hospital association selects Cedara Software's EPR system

Toronto, Canada. GIP CPAGE, a French public hospital association, has selected Cedara Software as its exclusive electronic patient record (EPR) partner. Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company (Nasdaq: MRGE; TSX: MRG), was selected following a competitive tender process and a vote by its public hospital members.

GIP CPAGE is a public Information Technology Group in France that has developed an administrative hospital information system (HIS), which has been implemented in a large number of its 250 public hospital affiliates. GIP CPAGE provides over-arching information technology guidance and administrative support to its affiliated hospitals, including small institutions and large multi-site facilities.

Cedara aXigate has already been integrated with GIP CPAGE's hospital information system and is currently installed at one of the largest GIP CPAGE member hospitals, University Hospital of Besancon (CHU), a 1200 bed hospital network. The HIS together with Cedara aXigate provides a complete administrative and clinical hospital information solution.

"Our Selection Committee is impressed and convinced by the clinical capabilities and modern architecture of Cedara aXigate," said Gilles Leger, Managing Director of GIP CPAGE. "Cedara aXigate provides highly complimentary EPR functionality to our existing HIS offering, and allows our member hospitals to leverage their existing clinical information systems without costly replacement. We are looking forward to working closely with Cedara, a worldwide software leader in the healthcare industry."

Many hospitals have a number of existing clinical and information systems in use. Cedara aXigate's unique interoperability capabilities allow hospitals to add modern EPR functionality without replacing legacy systems.

Cedara aXigate is a secure, web-based solution for patient, medical and clinical process management. It employs an open architecture, and is built with XML, Java and AJAX. It incorporates information from labs, radiology, the pharmacy and other divergent areas into the hospital database. With components for patient registration, consultation, reporting, prescription, follow-up and codification, Cedara aXigate provides a folder-based approach to medical information management, displaying relevant information at the click of a button to different health care professionals. Specialists can utilize a variety of modules designed to incorporate clinical content into the patient database, including oncology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, neurology, anaesthesiology, OB/GYN and more. The unique clinical content can be stored and accessed through a standard interface that provides a comprehensive portrait of medical images, diagnosis and test results.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by GIP CPAGE, a major player in the Hospital IT landscape," said Brian Pedlar, President of Cedara Software. "The combination of C.Page's Hospital Information System and Cedara aXigate will provide a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for managing the needs of healthcare facilities throughout France. We look forward to offering the aXigate solution to C.Page's public hospitals as they go through their electronic patient record selection process."

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