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ADVISORY/Bridge Media Briefing

01/23/03

HIMSS 2003 Annual Conference

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2003--Media attending the 2003 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) meeting -- scheduled for Feb. 9-13 -- can learn more about how medication errors impact children and what's being done at three safety-savvy hospitals to prevent these errors using the newly "pediatric enhanced" version of MedPoint,(TM) an award-winning barcode-enabled point-of-care (BPOC) patient safety software system from Bridge Medical.

WHAT:   Bridge Medical HIMSS Media Briefing: "Protecting Children
        with a Technology Safety Net"

        Company spokespersons discuss implementation of
        lifesaving pediatric enhancements to Bridge Medical's
        industry-leading barcode-enabled MedPoint medication
        safety system -- many of which represent industry
        "firsts" -- at three U.S. children's hospitals.

WHEN:   Feb. 10 11:30 am.

WHERE:  San Diego Convention Center, Room 14B (Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine
        Level)

WHO:    Russell "Rusty" R. Lewis(1) -- Senior Vice President/COO, 
        Bridge Medical

        Bridge President/CEO John B. Grotting(2) -- President/CEO, 
        Bridge Medical

        Barbara Trohimovich, RPh, BSPharm(3) -- Executive Director, 
        Clinical Services, Bridge Medical

        Customer CIOs to be announced.

        (1) HIMSS presenter; editor of HIMSS "Book of the Year"; 
        member HIMSS Barcoding Taskforce.

        (2) Former Allina Health System executive; member, board
        of directors, National Alliance for Health Information
        Technology.

        (3) Former hospital pharmacist; leads MedPoint-MedAdmin 
        pediatric enhancement implementation effort.

About HIMSS

Based in Chicago, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides more than 12,000 individual, and 100 corporate members, leadership in healthcare for the management of technology, information and change through services, education and networking opportunities, and publications.

On the Net: HIMSS Conference site: http://conference.himss.org/ASP/education.asp.

About Bridge

Founded in 1996, Bridge Medical, Inc. -- an AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) company -- is headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif. Bridge has pioneered the use of barcoding at the bedside to promote patient safety. Learn more about Bridge and MedPoint at HIMSS Booth 3349.

On the Net: Bridge Medical site: http://www.bridgemedical.com.

MedPoint is a trademark of Bridge Medical Inc. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Bridge Medical
Carol Somer, 858/314-5538 or 888/578-0100
Cell: 703/593-5786
csomer@bridgemedical.com
or
HIMSS
Joyce Lofstrom, 312/915-9237
jLofstrom@himss.org
or
Fred Bazzoli, 312/915-9253
fbazzoli@himss.org


Corporate Overview

AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel..

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