Medical Office Managers Rate Henry Schein’s MicroMD PM as the #1 Practice Management System

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HIMSS 2007 Annual Conference

MicroMD PM, the practice management software from Henry Schein Medical Systems, received the highest rating for user satisfaction in the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) survey of medical office managers and physician group practice administrators. MicroMD PM, a Windows-based, client/server practice management system used by medical groups across the country, achieved a satisfaction rating of 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5.

“Medical office managers are right there on the front lines of physician group practices,� said Ajit Kumar, Ph.D., general manager, Henry Schein Medical Systems. “They are in the position to know which practice management systems best support their efforts to manage the business operations of medical offices.�

“The results of the PAHCOM survey reflect our experience with MicroMD PM and confirm that we made the right decision when we selected it as our practice management system,� said Aubrey Cleland, office administrator, GulfCoast Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Fort Myers, Fla. “The software has enabled us to process claims more efficiently and accurately and to improve our accounts receivable management.�

PAHCOM (www.pahcom.com), a national association of health care office management professionals, surveyed 3,000 members and received a 30 percent response rate. Members were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with their current practice management software systems on a scale of 1 to 5: 1 = disappointed, 2 = somewhat disappointed, 3 = adequate, 4 = pleased, and 5 = very pleased. A numerical average was calculated for each software system in order to compare relative satisfaction ratings among the six systems most commonly used by respondents’ medical groups. Survey results, which also include findings on Internet and e-mail utilization and electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, were published in the November/December 2006 issue of Medical Office Management, the official bi-monthly publication of PAHCOM.

Henry Schein Medical Systems will demonstrate its MicroMD practice management and electronic medical record software solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, February 25 to March 1, 2007, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La. Henry Schein Medical Systems will be located at booth #1554.

About Henry Schein Medical Systems

Henry Schein Medical Systems is a business unit of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), a Fortune 500® company and the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets. More than 10,000 physicians rely on MicroMD practice management and electronic medical record solutions from Henry Schein Medical Systems to master the management of their business operations and clinical workflow. Proven MicroMD software, backed by unparalleled customer service and support, helps physicians advance the level of service, efficiency and profitability in their practices. For information on Henry Schein Medical Systems and MicroMD, call 1.800.624.8832 or visit www.micromd.com.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company’s four business groups—Dental, Medical, International and Technology—serve more than 500,000 customers worldwide, including dental practices and laboratories, physician practices and veterinary clinics, as well as government and other institutions.

The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 70,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as over 100,000 additional products available to our customers as special-order items.

Henry Schein also offers a wide range of innovative value-added practice solutions for healthcare professionals, such as ArubA®, the Company’s electronic catalog and ordering system. Its leading practice-management software solutions have been installed in more than 50,000 practices, including DENTRIX® and Easy Dental® for dental practices, and AVImark® for veterinary clinics.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 11,000 people and has operations in 19 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $4.6 billion in 2005. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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