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Momentum Healthware invests $10 million in software R&D

WINNIPEG – Momentum Healthware, Inc., a developer of healthcare solutions in Canada and the United States, has committed $10 million to a research and development initiative over the next three years to optimize its products for Microsoft .NET technologies.

This investment is part of Momentum’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality of care through software innovation, the company said.

Momentum Healthware is a Microsoft Gold Certified software developer and will transform its entire line-up of clinical, billing, financial, specialty systems, and decision support applications to the Microsoft .NET Framework.

“The information and economic challenges in healthcare are urgent, and we intend to address them head-on,” said Chuck LaFleche (pictured at left), chief executive officer for Momentum. “The transformation of our products will enable greater connectivity of information, transactions, people, and devices through web services and portal innovation. We will continue our pursuit of information collaboration for medical professionals, while driving ease-of-deployment, ease-of-use, productivity, and cost-of-ownership benefits.”

Dan English, general manager of Microsoft Business Solutions, commented, “We are thrilled with Momentum’s continued commitment to the Microsoft technology platform. The challenges facing the U.S. healthcare infrastructure are well-documented. Momentum’s products operating in the Microsoft .NET Framework will bring valuable information collaboration and productivity to many facets of healthcare.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Momentum’s record-setting financial results for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2005. The company set new marks for revenue, profitability, and cash performance. These results were fueled by several large engagements with U.S. long-term care organizations and Canadian regional health authorities.

Founded in 1994, Momentum Healthware specializes in the development, delivery, integration and support of seamless information technology systems for the healthcare industry. Its solutions serve the provincial health requirements of rural hospitals and long-term care facilities in Canada, and the continuum of long-term care organizations in the United States. Momentum’s industry compliant applications include: Electronic Health Record, Assessments, Registration, Clinical Portals, Dietary, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, Billing, Financials, Human Resources, and Decision Support Systems.

Momentum Healthware, Inc. is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with United States operations headquartered in Nashville, TN. For more information, see: