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					Practice Fusion and Dell to Provide Doctors Affordable Electronic Medical Record

(EMR) Package

{PR Newswire via BioPortfolio} SAN FRANCISCO and ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire/ --

Practice Fusion and Dell today announced that they will deliver affordable, easy-to-use EMR technology to

doctors around the country. The Dell/Practice Fusion packaged solution uniquely serves the needs of the

small medical practices, especially those in primary care, that make up almost 80 percent of the physician

landscape(i). These medical practices are traditionally the hardest to reach with new technology, even though

they are the foundation for preventative and specialty health care across the US.



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The Dell/Practice Fusion packaged solution combines Practice Fusion's free, web-based Electronic Medical

Record (EMR) system with Dell's EMR technology hardware suite including desktop and laptop computers,

specialized broadband hardware, scanners and printers. The package is ideal for small practices looking for

an affordable turnkey EMR solution that is easy to purchase and use. With Dell and Practice Fusion, medical

offices can easily replace paper systems with electronic charting, scheduling, prescribing and lab orders,

improving the efficiency of the care delivered to patients as a result.



By teaming with Dell, Practice Fusion is giving physicians an easy and convenient way to acquire the

hardware they need to use EMR. And Dell continues its focus on improving the accessibility and affordability

of information technology particularly at the front line of the healthcare system.



Doctors can acquire the packaged solution easily by:



   -- Visiting Practice Fusion to order Dell laptops and desktops tested by            Dell's verification lab and

tailored to the size and needs of their         practice.       -- Calling Dell specialists at 1-866-DELL-EMR to

determine the right      combination of computers and wireless systems and choosing Practice             Fusion's

free EMR as the system component of their order.When a Dell and Practice Fusion package is ordered by a




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medical practice, it will receive:



   -- Three months interest-free financing on the order for qualified users.        -- Quick online access to the

fully-enabled EMR account for every member of                  the practice.   -- Fast delivery of practice-ready

hardware from Dell.     -- Assistance with EMR training and setting up e-prescribing, lab        connections and

a Personal Health Record portal for patients.    -- Phone support from Practice Fusion and Dell.Quotes:



Scott Jenkins, Ph.D., Vice President of Dell Healthcare Solutions



"Small medical practices face a unique set of challenges in the US; they're small businesses and they

represent the front line of our healthcare system. Our goal is to bring leading edge, yet very affordable

technology to small practices and to simplify how they use and manage it so that doctors can focus their

attention on serving patients and delivering the highest levels of medical care."



Ryan Howard, CEO, Practice Fusion



"There is no reason for American doctors to continue using paper records. With Dell and Practice Fusion,

making the switch to an Electronic Medical Record system is affordable and easy. It is exhilarating to see US

healthcare, at both the local and national levels, make the transition to modern, life-saving information

technology. Dell and Practice Fusion are working together to reinvent the doctor's office."



About Dell:



Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) helps customers succeed by understanding their issues and needs and delivering

innovative, high-value IT solutions. Dell one of the healthcare industry's leading providers of IT services with

business and technology solutions that extend from the point of care to the data center and from some of the

largest healthcare systems in the world to some of the smallest physician practices.



Dell is pioneering new solutions to improve the accessibility and affordability of critical HIT at healthcare's

front line and to connect the healthcare eco system so that providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies

can harness the power of information to streamline administration and coordinate, manage and improve

patient care. Click here for more information.




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About Practice Fusion:



Practice Fusion provides a free EMR system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing,

lab integrations, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR

addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice

Fusion is the fastest growing EMR community in the country with more than 40,000 users. Salesforce.com

and Morgenthaler Ventures each own a minority interest in Practice Fusion. For more information on Practice

Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.



(i)http://practicefusion.com/pages/ehr_statistics.html



Important Notice:



The Dell products described are not medical devices and are not certified as Medical Electrical Equipment

under UL 60601-1. For more information, please visit www.dell.com/healthcare/certification.



Financing available through TCF Equipment Finance. Terms and conditions contingent upon credit approval.



Availability    and     terms     of    Dell     Services      vary       by   region.    For    more      information,      visit

www.dell.com/servicedescriptions           For copy of the Limited Hardware Warranty, write Dell USA LP, Attn:

Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682 or go to http://www.dell.com/warranty. Please contact

your Dell representative for more information.



   Press Contacts       Cathie Hargett      Texas: 512-728-7347            Cathie_hargett@dell.com        Helen Phung        San

Francisco: 415-992-7726         helen@practicefusion.com               Hallema Sharif Clyburn     New York: 516-395-3630

hallema@practicefusion.comSOURCE Practice Fusion



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