Superior Consultant and M2 Form Alliance to Provide Clinical Information And Data Repositories to Healthcare Facilities

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from M2

    SEATTLE, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- M2, a provider of hospital-based
 clinical information systems, announced today that it has formed an alliance
 relationship with Superior Consultant Company (Nasdaq: SUPC), a leading
 provider of Digital Business Transformation(TM) services to the healthcare
 industry, to provide clinical information systems and data repositories to
 hospitals and allied healthcare organizations.
     M2 provides instant, universal access to a patient's clinical information
 at the point of care, enabling all members of the healthcare team to access
 clinical information through networks and the Internet with devices ranging
 from traditional workstations to state-of-the-art handheld devices.  The
 alliance will leverage Superior's expertise in connecting healthcare
 organizations' traditional business processes and services to the new digital
 environment.
     Employing its deep experience with clinical systems, healthcare operations
 and information technology expertise, Superior will assist M2 in implementing
 and integrating its clinical applications and technology throughout the
 healthcare enterprise.
     "This relationship capitalizes on the strengths, skills, and vision of
 each organization and will provide immediate benefit for all of our clients"
 said Tom Wilkes, President and CEO of M2.  "Superior shares our commitment to
 quality and customer satisfaction.  We look forward to working with Superior
 in bringing clinical solutions to healthcare systems across the country."
     Superior's Mel Van Howe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
 states:  "Superior is pleased to work with M2 to implement its clinical
 systems.  With increasing emphasis placed on communication among caregivers,
 access to mission-critical information, and avoidance of medical errors, the
 healthcare delivery system is focused more intently than ever on implementing
 clinical information systems.  Our clients can benefit from the implementation
 of clinical systems using Web-based technology to decrease costs, increase
 operational efficiency, and provide medical record access and patient safety."
 
     About M2
     M2 has provided services and applications to hospitals and healthcare
 organizations for more than 15 years.  M2's clinical applications consist of
 tools to automate enterprise-wide and departmental functions.  They allow
 clinicians to view comprehensive patient information with a common look and
 feel.  The applications stress ease of use, ease of implementation, and
 provide a migration strategy from current legacy based systems.
     Application descriptions can be viewed at http://www.m2is.com/ .
 
     About Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation
     Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation specializes in Digital Business
 Transformation(TM) services that enable clients to thrive in the
 information-driven economy.  Through its consulting, outsourcing, and
 e-solutions services, Superior provides all segments of the healthcare
 industry with the tools and strategies they need to effectively serve
 customers and capitalize on e-commerce opportunities.  Superior's powerful
 e-Health solutions -- coupled with the company's 17 years of experience
 providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry -- enable clients to
 meet their fiscal challenges without compromising clinical quality.
     For more information on Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation, simply
 dial 800-PRO-INFO and enter the company ticker:  SUPC (a no-cost-fax-on-demand
 service) or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.superiorconsultant.com/ .
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Tobin of M2, 425-771-7699, or mtobin@m2is.com.
 
 

SOURCE M2
    SEATTLE, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- M2, a provider of hospital-based
 clinical information systems, announced today that it has formed an alliance
 relationship with Superior Consultant Company (Nasdaq: SUPC), a leading
 provider of Digital Business Transformation(TM) services to the healthcare
 industry, to provide clinical information systems and data repositories to
 hospitals and allied healthcare organizations.
     M2 provides instant, universal access to a patient's clinical information
 at the point of care, enabling all members of the healthcare team to access
 clinical information through networks and the Internet with devices ranging
 from traditional workstations to state-of-the-art handheld devices.  The
 alliance will leverage Superior's expertise in connecting healthcare
 organizations' traditional business processes and services to the new digital
 environment.
     Employing its deep experience with clinical systems, healthcare operations
 and information technology expertise, Superior will assist M2 in implementing
 and integrating its clinical applications and technology throughout the
 healthcare enterprise.
     "This relationship capitalizes on the strengths, skills, and vision of
 each organization and will provide immediate benefit for all of our clients"
 said Tom Wilkes, President and CEO of M2.  "Superior shares our commitment to
 quality and customer satisfaction.  We look forward to working with Superior
 in bringing clinical solutions to healthcare systems across the country."
     Superior's Mel Van Howe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
 states:  "Superior is pleased to work with M2 to implement its clinical
 systems.  With increasing emphasis placed on communication among caregivers,
 access to mission-critical information, and avoidance of medical errors, the
 healthcare delivery system is focused more intently than ever on implementing
 clinical information systems.  Our clients can benefit from the implementation
 of clinical systems using Web-based technology to decrease costs, increase
 operational efficiency, and provide medical record access and patient safety."
 
     About M2
     M2 has provided services and applications to hospitals and healthcare
 organizations for more than 15 years.  M2's clinical applications consist of
 tools to automate enterprise-wide and departmental functions.  They allow
 clinicians to view comprehensive patient information with a common look and
 feel.  The applications stress ease of use, ease of implementation, and
 provide a migration strategy from current legacy based systems.
     Application descriptions can be viewed at http://www.m2is.com/ .
 
     About Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation
     Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation specializes in Digital Business
 Transformation(TM) services that enable clients to thrive in the
 information-driven economy.  Through its consulting, outsourcing, and
 e-solutions services, Superior provides all segments of the healthcare
 industry with the tools and strategies they need to effectively serve
 customers and capitalize on e-commerce opportunities.  Superior's powerful
 e-Health solutions -- coupled with the company's 17 years of experience
 providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry -- enable clients to
 meet their fiscal challenges without compromising clinical quality.
     For more information on Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation, simply
 dial 800-PRO-INFO and enter the company ticker:  SUPC (a no-cost-fax-on-demand
 service) or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.superiorconsultant.com/ .
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Tobin of M2, 425-771-7699, or mtobin@m2is.com.
 
 SOURCE  M2