News Release

SMS and Cisco to Offer Advanced End-to-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network offers SMS Customers Reliable, High-Performance Access to Health Information
Nov 13, 1997

SAN JOSE, Calif. - November 13, 1997 - Shared Medical Systems Corporation (SMS), theworld's leading provider of health care information systems and services, and Cisco Systems,Inc., worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that they are combiningefforts to deliver the advantage of intelligent networking to the health industry.

With a Cisco Powered Network, SMS provides authorized users with remote access to criticalhealth information. SMS teamed with Cisco Systems to build a health information network thatallows users to remotely access information using multiple methods, including private dial-up,ISDN, Frame Relay and Internet for leased lines.

"By working with Cisco, we can provide our customers with industry-leading network technologyand related services that offer superior reliability, performance, and innovation," said DavidF. Perri, SMS senior vice president of Technology Solutions and Customer Service.

"Cisco's high-performance, reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offerconsistent services," said Don Listwin, senior vice president of Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "SMS' relationship with Cisco will enable SMS customers to be confident that theirservice provider will deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as wellas new, advanced, and differentiated services."

In the Cisco Powered Network Program, SMS will provide services based predominantly on Ciscoequipment and software. SMS' participation in the program - including use of the Cisco PoweredNetwork logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates SMS' abilityto provide innovative services and industry-leading technology solutions.

About SMS

SMS (NYSE:SMS) is the leading supplier of information solutions for health providersworldwide. The company, based in Malvern, Pa., provides a full range of information systems andservices to over 2700 customers in 20 countries. Information about SMS' products and servicescan be located on the World Wide Web at

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is theworldwide leader in networking for the Internet. at

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