Software facilitates access to electronic medical records.

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PocketChart lets physicians and health care workers enter and access patients' data from customizable menus or pick-lists. Provided on included PDA, software can also be downloaded to other PDAs or used on PCs and laptops to provide paperless, immediate access to information. Users can enter, update, and access records on-the-fly, in real time, from anywhere. HIPAA-compliant product comes with drug interaction database and also assists in billing.

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Delphi Medical Systems Offers Cost-Effective Electronic Medical Record Software

TROY, Mich., Aug. 25 -- Delphi Medical Systems, a subsidiary of Delphi Corp. (NYSE:DPH), is launching the easy-to-use PocketChart electronic medical record (EMR) software and personal data assistant (PDA) at a breakthrough price of $1,495. Physicians and other health care workers can now enter and access their patients' medical record data with a few taps of a pen on customizable menus or pick-lists. That means paperless, cost-effective immediate access to information on a patient, like medication allergies, test results, previous surgeries, and other medical concerns, all at the fingertips of a physician or other healthcare worker. "There is no need to wait for user-friendly EMR software -- it is here today," said Christophe Sevrain, Delphi Medical Systems managing director. "We want to show the medical community that we can provide them with affordable, quality products that will help them reduce the cost of providing healthcare. PocketChart is one way to help address these rising costs, by giving doctors and nurses a more efficient way to access and record patient information." The announcement comes on the heels of Medicare offering its current EMR software to physicians nationwide for $2,700. At less than $1,500, the Delphi PocketChart software can be easily installed on the included PDA, or downloaded on to other PDA units. The software also works on PCs and laptops. This allows users to enter, update, and access records on the fly, in real time, any time, anywhere. There are even optional specialized add-ons available for specialties such as Psychiatry, Trauma, and Surgery, and updates to the software are free for the first three years. The software is used with any Windows-based PC, or Windows CE-based PDA, enabling doctors and nurses to continuously update, view, exchange and print patients' information. The system complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, by protecting patients' health information. "Since doctors and other health care providers need the most up-to-date information at all times, and from any location, PocketChart allows them to be on top of a patient's medical history immediately," Sevrain said. With PocketChart, care providers can create complete, legible patient documentation with a few taps of the pen on customizable menus or pick-lists. It will help reduce transcription time and cost by completing a patient's medical history, exam notes, prescriptions, and coding at the point of care. PocketChart also has a drug interaction database that provides screening on new and current prescriptions. It even assists in billing. PocketChart was designed by physicians specifically to meet the needs of the medical community. It creates a complete Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for each patient. Already, hundreds of physicians use PocketChart. Additionally, full user training and product support is available if needed. Users will soon be able to download the software from the Internet and can already order the CD-Rom by calling 1.888.526.1426. More information is also available on this software at . About Delphi Medical Systems Delphi Medical Systems is a world-class provider of technology, products, and product development and manufacturing for Dialysis, Infusion, In-Vitro Diagnostics, Respiratory Care, Vital Signs Monitoring and Power Mobility. Its capabilities stem from Delphi's vast technology base, product development expertise and manufacturing excellence. For more information, visit . For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit Delphi's Virtual Press Room at CONTACT: Mary McCahon of Delphi, +1-248-813-2618, Web site:

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