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By Larry Stevens

Health and medicine is an industry that's big enough to have software all of its own. Here's a quick look at the kinds of applications used by the leading practitioners.

COMPANY PRODUCTS PRICING CUSTOMERS
Axolotl
Mountain View, CA
Elysium uses the Internet, e-mail and software to route diagnoses, physician communications, referrals, prescriptions and refills, lab orders and other medical messages. Begins at $30 per user per month, with fees for implementation. Has more than 15,000 physicians, including Carondelet Health System.
ePhysician
Mountain View, CA
EPhysician captures medical information on a handheld computer, and transmits the data over the Internet to pharmacies and other relevant parties. Not yet announced. Not applicable.
eScript
Walnut Creek, CA
EScript is an online prescription service that physicians use to request medication and transmit prescriptions to a pharmacy, which in turn electronically arrange payments. No charge to doctors, insurers or patients. Has 3,100 physicians authorizing more than 3 million prescriptions per year.
Healtheon/WebMD
Atlanta
WebMD Practice conducts health care transactions and supplies information to health care partners. $29.95 per month. Has over 87,000 subscribers, including Columbia Cornell Care and HealthSouth.
Kinetra
Golden, CO
Odysent provides online access to medical reports and research, as well as manages e-mail and performs administrative tasks. Declined to release pricing details. Customers include Humana, Lab Corp. of America, SmithKline Beecham, Tenet Healthcare and Texas Health Resources.
Micro-Dyn Medical Systems
Carmel, IN
DRGActive Enterprise is a system for transmitting medical records and billing information. An annual license starts at $1,795. Has more than 25 customers, including BC/BS of Nebraska, Foundation Health Systems and Midwest Security Insurance.
New Era of Networks
Denver
NEON Total Solution Program is a suite of healthcare-focused middleware. Pricing starts at $50,000. Over 1,600 customers, including Kaiser Permanente and Mayo Foundation.
Vasona Systems
Campbell, CA
VSI 2000 authorizes referrals by doctors, and checks whether a medical procedure is appropriate and whether the referred medical specialist is on the medical plan. Software licensing and installation costs $50,000 to $150,000. Has three customers, including the Healthplan of San Joaquin.