July 2, 2008
MedAvant Closes Sale of Its Lab Services Business to ETSec
ATLANTA, July 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MedAvant Healthcare Solutions (MedAvant) (Nasdaq:PILL), a leader in healthcare technology and transaction services, today announced it has closed the sale of its Laboratory services business ("Lab") to ETSec.
The transaction includes all products and services of MedAvant's Lab business, including the ongoing support of more than 50,000 deployed remote printers and devices. The sale also includes Pilot, MedAvant's proprietary patented technology that enables the remote delivery of lab results to providers, and Fleet Management System, which provides real-time status information and unparalleled remote printer management and support."We have been focused for the past year on divesting our non-core businesses," said Peter Fleming, MedAvant Interim Chief Executive Officer. "These divestitures allow us the renewed ability to focus exclusively on building our EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) business which is our core competency. We continue to expand our payer and provider connectivity which today includes nearly 1,400 payers and more than 200,000 providers nationwide. With our real-time Phoenix platform, we can seamlessly link any payer to any provider in the nation in order to allow the transparent exchange of administrative, financial and clinical information. This capability, performed in a real-time environment, puts us at the forefront of our industry and allows us to offer our EDI customers greater efficiencies, fast payment, and improved clinical outcomes."
Cain Brothers & Company, LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to MedAvant for this transaction. Foley & Lardner LLP acted as legal counsel to MedAvant in this transaction.
About MedAvant Healthcare Solutions
MedAvant is a national connectivity network that connects payers with providers in a real-time environment for the purpose of transparently messaging administrative, financial and clinical information in order to lower total administrative costs, improve payer, provider and member relationships, and to ultimately improve clinical outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.medavanthealth.com. MedAvant is a trade name of ProxyMed, Inc.
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ETSec is an enterprise security company that is 100% focused on providing clients with the proven strategies, solutions, and services they need to protect vital technical assets against potential security threats. Our expertise in providing a wide range of clients with security solutions and services has given us an appreciation for the economic constraints and real security threats that today's companies face. To help clients cope with these challenges, we take a holistic - yet practical - approach to enterprise security, helping clients stay ahead of near-term threats, while driving toward a longer-term plan to minimize risk.
For more information, visit http://www.etsec.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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* The soundness of our business strategies relative to the perceived market opportunities; * Our ability to successfully develop, market, sell, cross-sell, install and upgrade our clinical and financial transaction services and applications to current and new physicians, payers and medical laboratories; * Our ability to satisfy the listing requirements of the Nasdaq Global Market or Nasdaq Capital Market; * Our ability to compete effectively on price and support services; * Our ability and that of our business associates to perform satisfactorily under the terms of our contractual obligations, and to comply with various government rules regarding healthcare and patient privacy; * Entry into markets with vigorous competition, market acceptance of existing products and services, changes in licensing programs, product price discounts, delays in product development and related product release schedules, any of which may cause our revenues and income to fall short of anticipated levels; * The availability of competitive products or services; * The continued ability to protect our intellectual property rights; * Implementation of operating cost structures that align with revenue growth; * Uninsured losses; * Adverse results in legal disputes; * Unanticipated tax liabilities; and * The effects of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event beyond our control that results in the destruction or disruption of any of our critical business or information technology systems
Any of these factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from the guidance given at this time. For further cautions about the risks of investing in MedAvant, we refer you to the documents MedAvant files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K. MedAvant does not assume, and expressly disclaims, any obligation to update information contained in this document. Although this release may remain available on our website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that we are reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.
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