Eclipsys Software, Remote Hosting And Performance Improvement Solutions Selected By Renowned Hospital For Special Surgery

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eclipsys Corporation(R) , The Outcomes Company(R), today announced that New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will deploy multiple Eclipsys software products, as well as utilize the company's professional services and remote hosting capabilities. HSS, rated first in 2004 in the Northeast in orthopedics and rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report, is consistently highly ranked nationally for quality of patient care. Implementing Eclipsys software will enable HSS to advance its high-quality patient care by using the most current medical information and equipment available.

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HSS will deploy Eclipsys' Sunrise(TM) Clinical Manager, Sunrise Medication Management, Knowledge-Based Medication Administration and Knowledge-Based Charting as the foundation of the hospital's clinical transformation initiative. Sunrise advanced clinical information solutions improve patient care, safety and satisfaction by automating key care-delivery processes throughout the healthcare organization. Unlike paper records, Sunrise provides physicians, nurses and other clinicians with fast, reliable and convenient access to real-time information on their patients -- both from within the hospital and from remote locations such as a physician's office or home. This enables them to more-effectively monitor a patient's condition, order tests, view test results, and have a comprehensive view of the patient's treatment history. The system's embedded clinical content and evidence-based rules help prevent potential medical errors and help ensure that best-practice medicine is being provided.

The Eclipsys Technology Solutions Center, located in Mountain Lakes, NJ, will remotely host the solutions. HSS has also selected the Eclipsys Consulting Group for performance improvement services to be provided during the software implementation phase. These services will help ensure that HSS achieves process improvement and clinician adoption and a rapid return on investment.

"We have a long and close relationship with NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and are proud to welcome Hospital for Special Surgery, a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Network, into the Eclipsys family," said Paul L. Ruflin, Eclipsys president and CEO. "HSS shares Eclipsys' forward- thinking vision -- to leverage the power and potential of technology to improve healthcare. Its insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand the evidence-based medical content of our Sunrise solutions."

HSS President and CEO John R. Reynolds said, "Today, to provide the best and most cost-effective care you must use an evidence-based information system. Eclipsys' software and services will enable us to improve patient care by putting information into the hands of our team wherever and whenever it's needed, while instituting best practices across our organization."

"A recognized leader"

"HSS has used a clinical information system in the past; however, we didn't use it for computerized physician order entry (CPOE), only for retrieval of results," said John Cox, HSS chief information officer. "We turned to Eclipsys because it's a recognized leader in CPOE-based hospital information solutions, as well as a leader in providing proven, embedded clinical content. Eclipsys' remote hosting services will enable us to improve the management of our day-to-day IT operations and costs."

About HSS

Founded in 1863, HSS is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Ranked number one in the Northeast in its specialties by U.S. News and World Report, HSS was awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All HSS medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Its Research Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. The hospital is located in New York City. .

About Eclipsys

Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced clinical, financial and management information software and service solutions to more than 1,500 healthcare facilities. Eclipsys empowers healthcare organizations to improve patient safety, revenue cycle management and operational efficiency through innovative information solutions. For more information, see or e-mail

Statements in this news release concerning future results, performance or expectations are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to Eclipsys as of the date hereof and Eclipsys assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks include several risks in connection with our product strategy, including the uncertainty of the time and costs required to implement the strategy, the potential that our strategy could change, the potential that we may encounter technical difficulties in implementing our strategy, and the potential that the changes to our products may affect customer demand. Other risks include potential financial constraints and other factors faced by the healthcare industry, changing customer requirements and other risks described in the filings of Eclipsys with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2004. Eclipsys, Eclipsys Corporation and The Outcomes Company are registered trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Sunrise is a trademark of Eclipsys Technologies Corporation. Other product and company names in this news release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Eclipsys Michael E. Donner (media) Chief Marketing Officer (561) 322-4485 Robert J. Colletti, CFO (investors) (561) 322-4650 Hospital for Special Surgery Emily Andariese (212) 606-1197 Edelman Karyn Margolis (212) 819-4815

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