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Addition of New Distribution Agreement Expands Market Potential for Mediware’s Ascend Pharmacy Software

Combination of Intranexus and Mediware software products producesa compelling integrated health information solution for small to mid-sized hospitals.

LENEXA, KS April 2, 2009Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDW) announced today a new distribution agreement allowing IntraNexus to license the company’s Ascend pharmacy management software. IntraNexus, based in Virginia Beach, VA., provides healthcare technology products and services to small to mid-sized hospitals throughout the United States and plans to include Ascend as an integrated module of the SAPPHIRE® suite of software products.

“We are very pleased to be aligned with IntraNexus through this channel relationship and look forward to increased product penetration and growth,” said Thomas Mann, Mediware’s president and chief executive officer. “There is a clear trend in mid market hospitals for adopting integrated, hospital-wide technology platforms. With the advantage of advanced web based technologies and faster implementations, we believe the combination of these products and technologies provides the market a cost effective alternative to the large vendors.”

IntraNexus, which has provided a broad array of software and consulting services for healthcare institutions since 1991, launched the SAPPHIRE health management platform as a competitive alternative to the integrated systems offered by large vendors. SAPPHIRE, which is completely web-based and open technology, includes software modules that span the entire healthcare enterprise to provide hospitals an integrated electronic medical record to coordinate patient care, admissions, discharges and billing.

“I’m very pleased to have an agreement with Mediware to add the Ascend pharmacy solution to our overall SAPPHIRE architecture,” said Rick O’Pry, IntraNexus’ founder and chief executive officer. “Customer satisfaction is our top priority so the quality of the product – and the company that stands behind the product – are very important to us. I look forward to introducing this system to our customers and prospects.”

The new relationship with Mediware provides IntraNexus a proven software system to manage the complex clinical requirements of hospital pharmacies. The relationship is also advantageous for Mediware as it expands the company’s channel sales potential and market reach.

“Channel relationships such this provide Mediware a cost effective sales strategy for many of our products,” said Mr. Mann. “Through IntraNexus, we have the ability to supplement our direct sales efforts for the Ascend product, expand our market penetration and provide customers a level of collaboration they desire. We are very encouraged by all we have learned about their product, positioning and potential.”

The Ascend pharmacy system was part of Mediware’s recent acquisition of Hann’s On Software (HOS), a transaction that was previously announced on November 21, 2008. Ascend is in use by more than 320 customers in the United States.

About Mediware
Mediware delivers blood and medication management software systems that encapsulate information supporting patient therapies, reinforce patient safety practices and improve efficiencies to lower costs. Mediware’s customers include prestigious hospitals, clinics, correctional institutions, blood centers and other public and private health care institutions throughout the world. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our web site,

About Intranexus

IntraNexus was established in 1992 is dedicated to improving efficiencies in healthcare through technology solutions. For more than 16 years, IntraNexus has delivered comprehensive consulting services in conjunction with the SAPPHIRE HIS. Our high-quality, cost-effective solutions have positioned us as a leader in development, implementation and support of the SAPPHIRE suite of applications. The SAPPHIRE Server and SAPPHIRE Web solutions can support patient access, revenue cycle, and advanced clinical needs for healthcare organizations. For more information visit or call 888-815-0095. Visit Intranexus at HIMSS09 at Booth 7824.

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