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Practice Makes Panic?

September 1, 1998
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Physician practice management system vendors are grabbing market share to please Wall Street, while care providers are grabbing their own market share to please consumers, says Vince Hudson, president of Jewson Enterprises, a practice management consultancy. Coupled with the year 2000 and HCFA regulations just around the corner, the practice management industry can be summed up in one word, he says: "Chaos."

To help you locate the right practice management system for your organization, we have provided a list of all companies we are aware of that offer a practice management solution, as well details on each system.


Accumedic Computer Systems, Inc.
Great Neck, N.Y.
(800) 765-9300
www.accumedic.com

AccuMed Client/Server
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer, pen-based
Server: Digital Alpha, Digital VAX, DG AViiON, HP 3000, IBM AS/400, IBM RS/6000, IBM ES/9000, Sun SPARC/Ultra
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows (3.x, NT, 95, 98)
Server: Digital Open VMS, Novell, Sun Solaris, UNIX, Windows NT
Language: Delphi
Database: Informix, Interbase, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase


Adam Systems, Inc.
Carpinteria, Calif.
(805) 684-6400

MRMS-NT Medical Records Management System
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible
Server: Digital Alpha, Sun SPARC/Ultra, Pentium 160+
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows 3.x
Server: Sun Solaris, UNIX, Windows NT
Language: C++
Database: Informix, SQL Server


Advanced Computing, Inc.
Carmel, Ind.
(317) 575-2960

CASH (Complete Administration Systems for Healthcare)
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer, dumb terminals
Operating System/Software
Workstation: DOS, Novell, Windows (3.x, NT, 95)
Server: Novell, Sun Solaris, Windows NT
Language: Assembler, C++
Database: Proprietary, RSAM


Advanced Data Systems
Maywood, N.J.
(800) 899-4237 x152
www.adsc.com

MEDICS II
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer, dumb terminals
Server: IBM RS/6000
Operating System/Software
Workstation: DOS, Novell, UNIX, Windows (3.x, NT, 95), AIX
Server: Novell, UNIX, Windows NT
Language: C++
Database: MUMPS


Advanced Institutional Management Software, Inc.
Syosset, N.Y.
(516) 496-7700

Speciality Healthcare
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer, dumb terminals
Server: Digital Alpha, HP 3000, HP 9000, IBM AS/400, IBM RS/6000, Sun SPARC/Ultra, any UNIX/NT
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows (3.x, NT, 95)
Server: UNIX, Windows NT, OS400
Language: C, RPG/400
Database: DB2/400, SQL Server


Affinity Software Corp.
Walpole, Mass.
(800) 437-4307
www.affinitysoft.com

Medical Infomanager
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, Macintosh, network computer, pen-based computers
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Mac OS, Windows (NT, 95)
Server: Mac OS, Windows (95, NT)
Language: 4th Dimension
Database: Informix, Sybase


American Medical Management
Houston
(713) 741-2266
americanmed.com

Financial and Administrative Management Enterprise System
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible
Server: Tandem Himalaya
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows (3.x, NT, 95)
Server: Tandem Nonstop Kernel
Language: COBOL, Visual Basic
Database: Tandem Nonstop SQL/MP database


American Medical Software
Edwardsville, Ill.
(800) 423-8836
www.americanmedical.com

Practice Management Plus System
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Novell, Windows (NT, 95)
Server: Novell, Windows NT
Language: Visual Basic
Database: B-trieve


Applied HealthCare Informatics, Inc.
Minnetonka, Minn.
(800) 328-5979

ClaimsManager
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible
Server: Intel, NT-based; HP-UX
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows NT, DOS, AIX
Server: Windows NT, AIX
Language: Clipper, PowerBuilder
Database: Oracle, Proprietary


Arkansas Data Services, Inc.
Conway, Ark.
(501) 327-8000
www.ads.ibmbp.com

DOCS/400
Hardware Platform
Workstation: IBM PCs or compatible, network computer, dumb terminals
Server: IBM AS/400
Operating System/Software
Workstation: Windows (3.x, NT, 95)
Server: OS/400
Language: RPG/400
Database: DB2/400

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