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MultiCare Health System to Deploy the MD Coder® Enterprise Server System from Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. to Provide Physicians with Wireless Charge Capture solution.


Houston, Texas – January 13, 2005 - Mobile Design Technologies, Inc., a healthcare focused software company that provides physicians with mobile technology solutions to capture charge charges at the point of care, today announced that MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington will deploy the MD Coder® Enterprise Server System providing their physicians an enterprise charge capture solutions furthering their mobile strategy to address their charge capture needs.

With MD Coder, physicians practicing at one of the many facilities compromised of MultiCare Health System can user their PalmOne or Pocket PC handhelds to capture charges at the point of care and synchronize those charges via a wireless or wireline connection to the MD Coder Enterprise Server. Users of the system can use a Wi-Fi enabled device with internet connectivity to securely synchronize patient data and charges remotely from the point of care independent of facility.

MultiCare Health System currently is in the process of a major overhaul of its existing Hospital Information System, thoroughly evaluated the mobile marketplace. MultiCare Health System participated in several technology demonstrations of vendors. They compared critical aspects of the various vendors including product adoption in the marketplace, product maturity, future product roadmaps, references, interviews with existing vendor customers and physician attended demonstrations in choosing the right product for their charge capture needs.

After a selection process including mobile vendor demonstrations, we felt that implementing MD Coder will improve charge capture amongst our various facilities. The built in work flow of MD Coder fits in with our processes and provides our physicians a simple, intuitive and effective process for capturing charges at the point of service”, said Leona Parker, Director Information Services Clinical Application Support. “Mobile Design Technologies, Inc.’s commitment to service excellence, great products and implementation times that take days not weeks or months were strong factors in our decision making,” added Leona.

“This is just another commitment of the confidence that physicians, administrators and IT departments have that MD Coder will help reduce loss charges, speed up claim submissions, increase work flow productivity across the organization and most importantly provide their users with a best of breed charge capture solution,” stated Damon Spiegel, CEO of Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. MultiCare Health System represents several hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care centers, home health services and medical groups in the Southwest Washington area.

“We have now successfully contracted 5 large health providers on the West Coast, East Coast, Midwest and in the South this year alone. MD Coder is now being used by over 3000 physician’s users representing 800 physician practices, several large Academic Institutions, and 4 Heath Systems in the United States. Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. is an organically grown company and our new customers are 100% referrals from existing customers. This is a true testament to our products, to our service, to our implementations and most importantly a testament from our customers that MD Coder is the charge capture of choice in the marketplace. We are absolutely thrilled with this latest contract with MultiCare Health System.” added Damon Spiegel.

About MultiCare Health System:

MultiCare Health System is a non-profit, locally based independent group of doctors and nurses, clinics and hospitals, dedicated to improving the health of the people of southwest Washington. MultiCare includes Tacoma General Hospital, Allenmore Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, MultiCare Day Surgery Centers, MultiCare Clinics, MultiCare Urgent Care Centers, MultiCare Home Services and MultiCare Medical Group.

About Mobile Design Technologies:

Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing most intuitive, innovative, and comprehensive enterprise solutions for physicians and healthcare organizations that leverage wireless and handheld technology. Our products add value not only to the physician and patient, but also to the overall healthcare system. MDT draws on the experience and perspectives of leading physicians to develop innovative wireless and handheld solutions that are practical, usable, and relevant to the needs of healthcare providers

Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. is currently the market leader for handheld charge capture solutions for physicians.


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