3M Recognized for Overall Software Performance in KLAS Industry Survey

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KLAS, an independent healthcare vendor research firm, has ranked 3M Health Information Systems as the second highest-performing healthcare software vendor in this year's 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS: Software & Professional Services report. KLAS also ranked 3M as the market-leader in three software solution categories: Medical Records Coding, Other Dictation and Transcription Solutions, and Medical Records--Other.

Recognition from KLAS as a top-performing vendor is especially rewarding because it comes directly from our clients, who gave our software high marks for quality, functionality, service, and product confidence

KLAS, an independent healthcare vendor research firm, has ranked 3M Health Information Systems as the second highest-performing healthcare software vendor*, based on 40 separate performance measures. In this year's 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS: Software & Professional Services report, KLAS also ranked 3M as the market-leader in three software solution categories: Medical Records Coding, Other Dictation and Transcription Solutions, and Medical Records--Other.

3M™ Codefinder™ Software, 3M™ ChartScript™ Software, and 3M™ ClinTrac™ Clinical Abstracting Software/APC Pro were ranked first among similar vendor software products based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada. KLAS rankings measure a vendor's performance in areas such as product quality, implementation, and service and support.

"Recognition from KLAS as a top-performing vendor is especially rewarding because it comes directly from our clients, who gave our software high marks for quality, functionality, service, and product confidence," said Jon Lindekugel, President of 3M Health Information Systems. "The KLAS rankings underscore our commitment to providing premier solutions that revolutionize coding value and make healthcare data actionable."

3M Codefinder was named the top software product in the KLAS Medical Records Coding category. Used by more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide, this market-leading encoding software incorporates expert logic to help coders evaluate and apply coding rules to individual patient records. KLAS recognized 3M ChartScript as the highest performing software in the Other Dictation and Transcription Solutions category. 3M ChartScript is an interactive transcription system used to create, edit and distribute transcribed documents for improved clinician productivity. 3M ClinTrac Clinical Abstracting System/APC Pro, ranked first in the Medical Records--Other category, increases coding and data entry efficiencies and offers advanced reporting capabilities to reduce billing delays and streamline workflow across hospital departments.

About 3M Health Information Systems
3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide improve documentation, quality, and financial performance across the healthcare continuum. 3M offers integrated solutions for transcription, speech recognition, clinical documentation improvement, documentation management, computer-assisted coding, quality, and revenue cycle management, effectively meeting the industry's changing needs. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise, 3M works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide reliable implementation, training, and support services. More information about 3M Health Information Systems is available by calling 800-367-2447 or visiting http://www.3Mhis.com.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to http://www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing(at)KLASresearch(dot)com or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

ChartScript, Codefinder, ClinTrac, and 3M are registered trademarks of 3M Company.

*2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services, http://www.KLASresearch.com, © 2009 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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