CareScience Expands Relationship with AmeriNet; New Contract Designates CareScience as Preferred Provider of Care Management Consulting Services

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from CareScience, Inc.

    PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CareScience, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CARE),
 the online clinical care management company, today announced that it has
 expanded its agreement with AmeriNet, Inc., the nation's largest membership-
 based health care group purchasing organization (GPO), to include care
 management consulting services.  The expansion became effective April 1, 2001.
     The consulting services agreement is in addition to a three-year product
 distribution contract that became effective January 1, 2001.  That contract
 calls for the marketing of the Care Management System(TM) (formerly CaduCIS)
 line of clinical analysis tools.
     CareScience's clinical consulting approach is designed to help health care
 providers build customized care management infrastructures that will
 continuously generate the knowledge necessary to more effectively guide care
 decisions and meet business objectives.  The approach consists of four primary
 elements: an expert staff, knowledge management expertise, proven educational
 methods, and integrated web delivery.  "Our mission is to help each client
 become a care management leader by providing clinical operations and knowledge
 management expertise.  We look forward to working more closely with AmeriNet
 to help their member hospitals and other facilities achieve clinical
 excellence," said David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D, chief executive officer of
 CareScience.
     "AmeriNet has seen an increase in demand for care management solutions,
 and we were impressed with CareScience's strategy and approach," said Ron
 Miller, vice president of administrative services and information resources at
 AmeriNet.  "CareScience has a proven track record of success in implementing
 care management programs where others have failed.  We're pleased to augment
 our existing product relationship with CareScience to include its valued
 clinical consulting services so that we can offer integrated care management
 solutions to our members."  "Expanding our agreement with AmeriNet to include
 care management consulting services is a natural extension to our Care
 Management System distribution efforts," said Thomas Zajac, chief operating
 officer of CareScience.  "Because of its relationships with over 2000
 Hospitals and IDNs nationwide, our agreement with AmeriNet leverages many new
 opportunities to provide our Care Management System, and now consulting
 services."
     CareScience, Inc. (www.carescience.com) is the nation's leading provider
 of online care management services to the healthcare industry.  Its products
 access, analyze and apply clinical data to the management of care, including
 quality monitoring, practice improvement, error tracking and process
 efficiency.  For the pharmaceutical industry, CareScience provides tools and
 services that shorten drug development time and improve development yield.
 CareScience has developed its products in collaboration with leading public
 organizations, including the Wharton School of Business, the University of
 Pennsylvania, the National Library of Medicine, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 and the California HealthCare Foundation.  CareScience has major offices in
 Philadelphia and San Francisco and is traded on the Nasdaq National Market
 under the symbol CARE.
     Founded in 1986, AmeriNet, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, operates
 through its three shareholder health care organizations:  AmeriNet Central,
 Intermountain Health Care, Inc. and Vector.  It represents 15,117 member
 facilities in all 50 states, including hospitals, medical group practices,
 nursing homes, surgery centers, managed care organizations, pharmacies and
 integrated delivery networks.  Additional information about AmeriNet can be
 found at www.amerinet-gpo.com.
 
     This information contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties with respect to future events and financial performance.
 Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported
 results should not be considered as an indication of future performance.
 CareScience uses words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "future"
 and "intends" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements.
 The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, CareScience's
 limited operating history, the loss or impairment of its intellectual property
 rights, the health care industry's willingness to adopt CareScience's
 solutions, the company's failure to manage its growth, the competitive and
 constantly changing environment for its services, the loss of any of its key
 personnel, its failure to develop strategic relationships, its failure to use
 new technologies effectively or adapt emerging industry standards, changes in
 the health care industry or the failure of commercial users to accept Internet
 solutions.  More information about potential factors that could affect the
 company's business and financial results is included in CareScience's filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be found at the
 Commission's web site (http://www.sec.gov).
 
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SOURCE CareScience, Inc.
    PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CareScience, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CARE),
 the online clinical care management company, today announced that it has
 expanded its agreement with AmeriNet, Inc., the nation's largest membership-
 based health care group purchasing organization (GPO), to include care
 management consulting services.  The expansion became effective April 1, 2001.
     The consulting services agreement is in addition to a three-year product
 distribution contract that became effective January 1, 2001.  That contract
 calls for the marketing of the Care Management System(TM) (formerly CaduCIS)
 line of clinical analysis tools.
     CareScience's clinical consulting approach is designed to help health care
 providers build customized care management infrastructures that will
 continuously generate the knowledge necessary to more effectively guide care
 decisions and meet business objectives.  The approach consists of four primary
 elements: an expert staff, knowledge management expertise, proven educational
 methods, and integrated web delivery.  "Our mission is to help each client
 become a care management leader by providing clinical operations and knowledge
 management expertise.  We look forward to working more closely with AmeriNet
 to help their member hospitals and other facilities achieve clinical
 excellence," said David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D, chief executive officer of
 CareScience.
     "AmeriNet has seen an increase in demand for care management solutions,
 and we were impressed with CareScience's strategy and approach," said Ron
 Miller, vice president of administrative services and information resources at
 AmeriNet.  "CareScience has a proven track record of success in implementing
 care management programs where others have failed.  We're pleased to augment
 our existing product relationship with CareScience to include its valued
 clinical consulting services so that we can offer integrated care management
 solutions to our members."  "Expanding our agreement with AmeriNet to include
 care management consulting services is a natural extension to our Care
 Management System distribution efforts," said Thomas Zajac, chief operating
 officer of CareScience.  "Because of its relationships with over 2000
 Hospitals and IDNs nationwide, our agreement with AmeriNet leverages many new
 opportunities to provide our Care Management System, and now consulting
 services."
     CareScience, Inc. (www.carescience.com) is the nation's leading provider
 of online care management services to the healthcare industry.  Its products
 access, analyze and apply clinical data to the management of care, including
 quality monitoring, practice improvement, error tracking and process
 efficiency.  For the pharmaceutical industry, CareScience provides tools and
 services that shorten drug development time and improve development yield.
 CareScience has developed its products in collaboration with leading public
 organizations, including the Wharton School of Business, the University of
 Pennsylvania, the National Library of Medicine, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 and the California HealthCare Foundation.  CareScience has major offices in
 Philadelphia and San Francisco and is traded on the Nasdaq National Market
 under the symbol CARE.
     Founded in 1986, AmeriNet, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, operates
 through its three shareholder health care organizations:  AmeriNet Central,
 Intermountain Health Care, Inc. and Vector.  It represents 15,117 member
 facilities in all 50 states, including hospitals, medical group practices,
 nursing homes, surgery centers, managed care organizations, pharmacies and
 integrated delivery networks.  Additional information about AmeriNet can be
 found at www.amerinet-gpo.com.
 
     This information contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties with respect to future events and financial performance.
 Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported
 results should not be considered as an indication of future performance.
 CareScience uses words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "future"
 and "intends" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements.
 The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, CareScience's
 limited operating history, the loss or impairment of its intellectual property
 rights, the health care industry's willingness to adopt CareScience's
 solutions, the company's failure to manage its growth, the competitive and
 constantly changing environment for its services, the loss of any of its key
 personnel, its failure to develop strategic relationships, its failure to use
 new technologies effectively or adapt emerging industry standards, changes in
 the health care industry or the failure of commercial users to accept Internet
 solutions.  More information about potential factors that could affect the
 company's business and financial results is included in CareScience's filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be found at the
 Commission's web site (http://www.sec.gov).
 
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