Internal Medicine Associates Selects Sage Software's 3.5 to Intergy EHR by Sage Version Help Improve Efficiencies and Enhance Patient Care


Sage Software's History of Customer Service, Ability to Handle Large Volume Key Factors in Selection

TAMPA, Fla. - January 8, 2007 - Sage Software Healthcare Division, formerly Emdeon Practice Services, today announced that Internal Medicine Associates (IMA), a 62 provider practice based in Bloomington, Ind., has selected Intergy EHR by Sage to improve efficiencies and better manage their rapidly increasing number of patient records. The result will be improved workflow between Internal Medicine Associates
' nine sites, enhanced patient care, and increased efficiencies.

Over the past several years, IMA has grown exponentially. The practice now manages over 1,000 encounters per day, and issues over 26,000 bills per month. With their growth phase, IMA needed a very robust, Windows-based product to help manage volume and maintain the high quality of service the community has come to rely on.

Intergy EHR by Sage Version 3.5 - a CCHITSM Certified product - will allow IMA to manage virtually all aspects of their clinical data, including tasks, lab results, images, transcription and more. Providers will also be able to share this information across the practice's nine sites, thereby making it easier to access patient data. The increased efficiencies in managing patient information will enable physicians to spend more time with patients. Used in conjunction with Practice Analytics by Sage, Intergy EHR by Sage Version 3.5 will allow IMA to integrate patient records directly to fee information, resulting in expedited billing and payment processing.

"Our goal at Sage Software is to provide physicians with tools to better manage their business processes, which in turn enables them to focus their energies on high quality patient care," said Andy Corbin, CEO, Sage Software Healthcare Division. "Internal Medicine Associates needed a solution that would enable them to manage their fantastic growth without sacrificing their history of high quality care. Intergy EHR by Sage Version 3.5 will allow them to manage processes, increase revenue and enhance patient care."

"We have had a long-standing relationship with Sage Software, and have always been very impressed with the company's customer service and products," said Wesley Ratliff, MD, Internal Medicine Associates. "As our practice continues to grow, we needed an EHR system and partner that would help us manage our steadily increasing number of patients. With Intergy EHR, we will be able to provide our patients with the highest level of care while improving our practice's processes - the best of both worlds."

According to Sage Software executive management, providing a solution that enhances business processes is precisely the company's core objective.

About Sage Software Healthcare Division
Sage Software Healthcare Division, formerly Emdeon Practice Services, provides integrated Electronic Health Records, EDI applications and practice management systems to more than 20,000 ambulatory care practices throughout North America. These systems enable physicians and practice managers to better manage their practices and improve profitability. Intergy by Sage EHR Version 3.5 is a CCHITSM Certified product. Sage Software Healthcare Division is based in Tampa, Fla., and is a division of Sage Software, Inc., the North American operations of The Sage Group plc, one of the world's leading providers of business management software. For more information, please visit www.sagehealth.com or call (877) 932-6301.

About Sage Software
Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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