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3M and SoftMed Systems complete merger

ST. PAUL, Minn.ó 3M Corp. announced that it has completed the merger of its Health Information Systems division with SoftMed Systems Inc., a provider of health information management software and services that improve workflow and efficiency for healthcare organizations.

This merger expands 3M Health Information Systemsí business from its core of advanced reimbursement, compliance, and quality management software tools and services provided to more than 5,000 healthcare organizations worldwide.

As healthcare providers face increasing pressure to control costs while enhancing the quality of care, they require more efficient information management. SoftMed Systems brings to 3M solutions that enable hospitals to create an electronic medical record using templates, voice dictation, speech recognition, electronic signature, document scanning and interfaces to other vendor products. SoftMed Systems will remain in Silver Spring, Md.

About 3M Health Information Systems
3M Health Information Systems, part of the 3M Healthcare family, is a leading provider of advanced software tools and services that help healthcare organizations capture, classify and manage accurate healthcare data. Built on a foundation of more than 20 years of clinical, financial and administrative expertise, 3M Health Information Systemsí products help ensure the quality of data, which drives an organizationís ability to manage revenue, comply with regulations, improve quality of patient care and manage resources effectively. 3M Healthcare, one of 3Mís six major business segments, provides products and services to help healthcare professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care. More information about 3M Health Information Systems is available at

About SoftMed Systems, Inc.
SoftMed Systems, Inc., is the focused expert in delivering top-ranked healthcare information solutions. With more than 2,000 customers, SoftMed enables healthcare providers to enhance their operations, shorten their revenue cycle, improve patient care and achieve an electronic health record solution. Recognized for superior integration with all major IT vendors, SoftMed supports its customersí goals of expediting chart completion, ensuring accurate and timely reimbursements, expediting document imaging, streamlining document creation, and maximizing payer compliance and organizational quality.