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December 3, 2008 12:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME

Sage HMS Announces RadWise Enhancement: New Toolkit Improves Integration with Electronic Health Records and Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems

Minneapolis, MN - December 3, 2008 - Sage Health Management Solutions, Inc. (Sage HMS) today announced the availability of a software developers tool kit (SDK) for RadWise®, its web-based radiology decision support system. With the SDK developers of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) systems can now embed radiology decision support directly into their own products.

RadWise uses an evidence-based "best practice" approach that helps determine the appropriateness of radiology imaging procedures. The new SDK functionality provides enhancements for three best case applications:

The new SDK enancements allow software developers the ability to directly offer the RadWise service or co-brand its clinical content with their own prodcucts. RadWise provides clinicial users with evidence-based ordering recommendations based on the patient's diagnosis and symptoms and the procedure requested. By ensuring that the appropriate procedures are ordered, RadWise can improve quality and outcomes as well as reduce the estimated 30-40% of healthcare costs that are attributed to inappropriate orders.

RadWise is a secure, encrypted Internet based tool that can be implemented inside or outside of an institution's firewall and can be integrated with existing practice management or radiology information systems.

Sage Health Management Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSS, Inc., is located in Minneapolis. For more information about Sage HMS go to

Since 1994, DSS, Inc., with headquarters in Juno Beach, Florida, has been providing integrated clinical and administrative applications for VistA, the award winning health care information system used by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Currently over 1,000 VHA facilities use DSS clinical and administrative applications. More information about DSS, Inc. can be found at


DSS, Inc., Juno Beach
Mike Ginsburg, 561-472-5672