PRESS RELEASE: Sage Software to Deliver EHRs, Practice Management System to Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists

29 Physician, 15 Office Multi-Specialty Practice Adopts Intergy by Sage

TAMPA, Fla. July 23, 2007 – Sage Software has announced that Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists and East Valley Pediatrics, a 29 physician practice based in Mesa, Ariz., has selected Intergy by Sage as its Electronic Health Records (EHR) and practice management system. Through Intergy by Sage the practice will convert existing chart-based clinical data into electronic form and integrate it with administrative and financial data, making it easier for staff to share and access information across the multi-specialty practice’s 15 locations.

Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists considered several vendors during their selection process. “In the end, Intergy by Sage was the product that featured the most seamless integration between the EHR and practice management systems,” said Dr. Michael Pachtman, Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists.

As the organization grew, both in terms of additional locations and number of patients, physicians and administrators found it increasingly difficult to manage clinical, billing and scheduling data. Intergy by Sage will allow staff to immediately access data without having to pull charts and physically share them between offices. Additionally, data integration will give staff a complete informational view of each patient, allowing them to quickly answer and address patients’ questions and concerns. The system will also increase efficiency and allow for better implementation and tracking of billing and reimbursement.

“The traditional method of pulling information from a patient’s paper chart was becoming too time consuming,” explained Diane Von Flu, Office Administrator, Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists and East Valley Pediatrics. “Now with Intergy by Sage, we will be able to access patient data more quickly and expedite and track billing and scheduling. Because of this increased efficiency we will have the opportunity to continue to grow without hiring additional support staff.”

“More and more practices are implementing integrated EHR and practice management systems, and both Sage Software and Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists and East Valley Pediatrics are at the forefront of this movement,” said Sharon Howard, senior vice president of marketing, Sage Software Healthcare, Inc. “When data becomes more accurate and accessible, everyone benefits – from the practice to the patient to the healthcare system as a whole. Sage Software is proud to be able to offer these benefits to Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists and East Valley Pediatrics and its patients.”

About Sage Software Healthcare, Inc.

Sage Software Healthcare, Inc., 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. Sage Software is CCHIT CertifiedSM for their product, Intergy EHR by Sage Version 3.5 for CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2006. Sage Software Healthcare, Inc. is based in Tampa, Fla., and is a division of Sage Software, Inc., a North American subsidiary of The Sage Group plc and 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 2.8 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 to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

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