WVACVPR

Fri, Jan 3, 2003

Company Press Release

West Virginia Association Endorses Orion Outcomes as Statewide Solution

Longmont, Colorado — January 3, 2003 — Orion Software Development, the leading provider of medical outcome software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with the West Virginia Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (WVACVPR), an organization comprised of multi-disciplinary members representing the field of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation across the state of West Virginia. As a result of the partnership, WVACVPR has chosen Orion Outcomes as the outcomes standard for the state. Programs in the state will utilize Orion Software Development’s Orion Outcomes software either as a standalone data collection system, or in conjunction with one of the cardiac rehabilitation monitoring system manufacturers to facilitate outcome collection, analysis, and benchmarking in cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation programs across the state.

“The West Virginia Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has endorsed the Orion Software System as its tool for outcome measurement throughout the state. After looking Orion and other tools for outcome measurement, the Association decided it was the best tool to benchmark, maintain, and improve outcomes”, said Jennifer Riggleman, M.S and WVACVPR President.

“Orion Outcomes continues to provide the most comprehensive outcomes solution on the market”, said Brandon Fuller, President of Orion Software Development. “We are excited to have West Virginia joining our quest for a national outcomes standard. Twelve states have now officially endorsed Orion Outcomes as the standard for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.”

ABOUT WVACVPR

The West Virginia Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (WVACVPR) is an organization that serves the needs of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Programs in West Virginia. It serves as a body to help all programs in the state with certification, support, reimbursement issues, as well as other issues pertinent to the programs through a quarterly newsletter and an annual conference. Further information about the Association can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Riggleman, M.S. at Davis Memorial Hospital 304-637-3330, or Lisa Marsh at Cabell Huntington Hospital at 304-696-2939.

ABOUT ORION OUTCOMES

Orion Outcomes is a Microsoft Windows-based software application provides the ability to collect and analyze standardized behavioral, clinical, health and economic outcome data. With this product, users can analyze individual patient performance, as well as overall program performance, by creating customized reports and charts. The software includes many standardized outcome measurement tools, such as the six-minute distance walk, SF-36 Health Survey, knowledge tests and more. Users have the ability to export their outcome data to participate in statewide or nationwide benchmarking.

ABOUT ORION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Orion Software Development is a leading provider of medical outcome software solutions. The company develops applications that enable organizations to collect and analyze outcome data using a personal computer. The company’s flagship product, Orion Outcomes, is used in hundreds of cardiopulmonary clinics throughout the United States. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Orion Software Development markets its products through direct sales and distributors. Orion Software Development can be contacted by phone at (720) 494-7950, via fax at (720) 494-7951, through e-mail at info@orionsoftwaredev.com or via the World Wide Web at http://www.orionsoftwaredev.com.

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