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20. October 2015, Prague

Electronic communication among healthcare institutions continues to grow. It is used by wide range of facilities, from hospitals to individual practitioners

Prague, 20th October 2015 - More and more healthcare facilities try to streamline their communication with partners from healthcare sector through MEDICAL NET system from CompuGroup Medical (CGM). There are over 900 users in the Czech Republic involved in the system now and more are being added continuously. The system has transferred 171,272 messages from January to the end of September 2015, representing annual growth of 61%.

The system provides fast and safe delivery of medical records and their exact addressing to particular healthcare workplace or worker. MEDICAL NET service uses wide range of healthcare facilities, ranging from the large ones, such as hospitals, to the laboratory chains or individual practitioners. "The wide range of expertise and medical centers that use the system, suggest that physicians perceive computerization of healthcare as an essential factor for improving the quality and efficiency of provided care," says Vladimír Přikryl, CEO and General Director of CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic.

,,Hospital Hodonín has improved communication with field physicians for adults, as well as with physicians for children and adolescents thanks to the service. Approximately 70 % of transferred messages is sent through the system from the inpatient department of the hospital," says MD. Věra Dostálová, director of the TGM Hospital Hodonín.

Peter Urban, economic deputy director of the Hospital and Clinic Lužická, believes that secure data transfer and especially the fact that no one can access the data during its transmission, is one of the biggest advantages of the MEDICAL NET system. ,,Among indisputable advantages of the system belongs data security in accordance with the valid legislation of the Czech Republic and its undoubted speed and verifiability of all transmitted messages - not only internal but also messages to locations outside our facilities. Two and half thousand transmitted messages per month recorded by our hospital shows a positive acceptance of the system even by the neighboring healthcare providers," says P. Urban.

In South Moravian region, communicates electronically not only personnel from large healthcare institutions but also personnel from smaller towns and villages, such as Strážnice, Čejkovice, Hrušky or Mutěnice.

Other healthcare facilities using the system in the Czech Republic include PREVEDIG, SPEA Olomouc and University Hospital Ostrava. Electronic communications is spread also in Chomutov, Kuřim, Hlinsko and Plzeň. MEDICAL NET use Department of neurology in Kutná Hora, Department of urology in Pardubice, and other departments such as radiology, cardiology, gynecology and ophthalmology.

About CompuGroup Medical AG

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of more than EUR 500 million, its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare.

CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of approximately 400,000 doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other service providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities. With locations in 19 countries and products in more than 40 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

About CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic

CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic was established in 2009 by the merger of software companies, owned by the parent company CompuGroup Medical. The vision of the company is fully computerized healthcare. The company is a leader in the domestic market of hospital and ambulatory information systems. Doctors are highly satisfied with their products and services, as is confirmed by periodic surveys. The company is perceived as subject that is flexible, innovative, and interested in the problems and needs of physicians, which in the end makes their life easier. 110 employees work in branches in Prague, Brno, Pardubice and Ústí nad Orlicí. CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic is a member of ICT Union since May 2012.

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CompuGroup Medical AG
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E-mail: Lenka.Volfova@CGM.com

AMI Communications
Lucie Fedorová

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