QRS Diagnostic Partners with NovaSync to Enable Healthcare Providers To Transmit Medical Test Results via Handheld Computer

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from QRS Diagnostic, LLC

    PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NovaSync, a leading mobile
 solutions provider, announced an alliance with QRS Diagnostic to enable home
 healthcare workers to synchronize QRS' portable medical testing devices with
 NovaSync's HomeCare Helper(TM).  HomeCare Helper is a handheld data
 collection/transmission software that allows home healthcare workers to record
 and submit data in the formats required by State and Federal regulations,
 eliminating the need for data to be input and/or reconfigured at the
 back-office level.  NovaSync has recently completed HomeCare Helper(TM) and
 will introduce the new software at the annual meeting of Visiting Nurse
 Associations of America in Chicago in late April.
     QRS specializes in software-based medical devices that seamlessly
 integrate with off-the-shelf PCs, handheld computers and Internet appliances.
 The company's PC Card medical device platform is used worldwide as a
 cost-effective and portable means of acquiring and communicating physiological
 data.
     "Combining NovaSync's reporting software with QRS' diagnostic tools
 enables healthcare organizations to quickly and efficiently transmit vital
 patient information and greatly reduce clerical errors," said Joseph Harvey,
 president and CEO of NovaSync.  "Moreover, it will allow them to accelerate
 the billing cycle because data will be transferred in real-time, in the format
 required by insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid," he added.  "We are
 very excited about the future of this relationship."
     Spencer Lien, QRS Founder & CEO, says, "NovaSync fills an incredibly
 valuable need in the market by creating a solution that every home healthcare
 provider can use.  With new reimbursement legislation squeezing providers from
 every angle, they all need to embrace technology in order to build viable
 businesses.  Combining our PC Card medical devices with NovaSync's software
 and services, a provider will increase revenues and decrease costs.  NovaSync
 brings it all together."
     Founded in 1994 and privately held, QRS designs, develops and distributes
 a broad range of diagnostic and monitoring medical devices for healthcare
 providers and chronic disease management in the home.  QRS is focused on
 simplifying and reducing the cost of medical technology while maintaining the
 essentials of accuracy and detail demanded by healthcare providers.  Visit the
 QRS web site at http://www.QRSdiagnostic.com for additional information.
     NovaSync is a leading developer of end-to-end mobile solutions for the
 healthcare, food and beverage, field service and utilities industries.
 NovaSync's suite of handheld solutions utilizes two of the most popular
 platforms in today's market: Palm OS(R) and Windows(R) CE.  The company
 differentiates itself by developing front-end systems that can be used in
 conjunction with an organization's existing back-office systems, rather than
 requiring replacement of existing systems and infrastructure.  Visit the
 NovaSync web site at http://www.novasync.com for additional information.
 
 

SOURCE QRS Diagnostic, LLC
    PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NovaSync, a leading mobile
 solutions provider, announced an alliance with QRS Diagnostic to enable home
 healthcare workers to synchronize QRS' portable medical testing devices with
 NovaSync's HomeCare Helper(TM).  HomeCare Helper is a handheld data
 collection/transmission software that allows home healthcare workers to record
 and submit data in the formats required by State and Federal regulations,
 eliminating the need for data to be input and/or reconfigured at the
 back-office level.  NovaSync has recently completed HomeCare Helper(TM) and
 will introduce the new software at the annual meeting of Visiting Nurse
 Associations of America in Chicago in late April.
     QRS specializes in software-based medical devices that seamlessly
 integrate with off-the-shelf PCs, handheld computers and Internet appliances.
 The company's PC Card medical device platform is used worldwide as a
 cost-effective and portable means of acquiring and communicating physiological
 data.
     "Combining NovaSync's reporting software with QRS' diagnostic tools
 enables healthcare organizations to quickly and efficiently transmit vital
 patient information and greatly reduce clerical errors," said Joseph Harvey,
 president and CEO of NovaSync.  "Moreover, it will allow them to accelerate
 the billing cycle because data will be transferred in real-time, in the format
 required by insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid," he added.  "We are
 very excited about the future of this relationship."
     Spencer Lien, QRS Founder & CEO, says, "NovaSync fills an incredibly
 valuable need in the market by creating a solution that every home healthcare
 provider can use.  With new reimbursement legislation squeezing providers from
 every angle, they all need to embrace technology in order to build viable
 businesses.  Combining our PC Card medical devices with NovaSync's software
 and services, a provider will increase revenues and decrease costs.  NovaSync
 brings it all together."
     Founded in 1994 and privately held, QRS designs, develops and distributes
 a broad range of diagnostic and monitoring medical devices for healthcare
 providers and chronic disease management in the home.  QRS is focused on
 simplifying and reducing the cost of medical technology while maintaining the
 essentials of accuracy and detail demanded by healthcare providers.  Visit the
 QRS web site at http://www.QRSdiagnostic.com for additional information.
     NovaSync is a leading developer of end-to-end mobile solutions for the
 healthcare, food and beverage, field service and utilities industries.
 NovaSync's suite of handheld solutions utilizes two of the most popular
 platforms in today's market: Palm OS(R) and Windows(R) CE.  The company
 differentiates itself by developing front-end systems that can be used in
 conjunction with an organization's existing back-office systems, rather than
 requiring replacement of existing systems and infrastructure.  Visit the
 NovaSync web site at http://www.novasync.com for additional information.
 
 SOURCE  QRS Diagnostic, LLC