HP, Qwest and InfoCure to build ASP for healthcare industry

30 December 1999 - A collaborative effort by HP, Qwest and InfoCure will allow physicians and healthcare practitioners to leverage on greater efficiencies, reduced costs, improved connectivity to insurance companies, pharmacies and laboratories, as well as faster access for authorized staff to secure patient records.InfoCure Corporation will provide VitalWorks: a practice management software to be used as an application service provider (ASP) designed for the healthcare industry.

30 December 1999 - A collaborative effort by HP, Qwest and InfoCure will allow physicians and healthcare practitioners to leverage on greater efficiencies, reduced costs, improved connectivity to insurance companies, pharmacies and laboratories, as well as faster access for authorized staff to secure patient records.

InfoCure Corporation will provide VitalWorks: a practice management software to be used as an application service provider (ASP) designed for the healthcare industry.

Qwest Communications International will give InfoCure the advantage of using its Internet Protocol-based communications network as well as it’s CyberCenters. There are already plans for Qwest to provide InfoCure and its customers with access to VitalWorks through its fiber-optic network by the end of March 2000. VitalWorks will run on HP NetServer systems running Microsoft Windows NT.

InfoCure will be involved in the Qwest Business Partner Program (QBPP), which recently launched the industry's first ASP program, called Q.ASP. It will help InfoCure initiate an ASP solution and InfoCure on its part will sell Qwest’s Internet access to its customers.

HP will allow InfoCure to leverage on its financing services to offer subscription pricing, on its part, InfoCure will sell and lease to its on-tap customers HP personal computers and handheld devices with which they can access VitalWorks.

InfoCure already has more than 100,000 licensed doctors worldwide utilizing its practice management software. And it anticipates that the majority of these current as well as new customers will opt for the VitalWorks e-service offering within the next few years.

In response to the collaborative effort, Frederick L. Fine, president and chief executive officer of InfoCure said "Both HP and Qwest provide InfoCure with tremendous stability, scalability and leadership in both computing and communications technology. We couldn't have better partners to help us build our ASP offering."

InfoCure is one of the world’s first Healthcare Information Systems [HCIS] provider to offer a browser-based product over the Internet on an on-tap basis. The Company's wide range of practice management software products automates the administrative, financial and clinical information management functions for doctors and other healthcare providers.

Qwest Communications International Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) is a provider of broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services for business and home.