Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) Translates WebChart EHR in Five Languages for Dow’s Employee Health Centers Around the Globe

Fort Wayne, IN – December 15, 2011 – MIE today announced that its WebChart Enterprise Health system has been translated into five languages for The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) employee health clinics worldwide. The EHR, now deployed in Dow’s worksites in North America, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, has been translated into English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch helping over 36,000 employees worldwide manage their healthcare information more efficiently and cost effectively. WebChart Enterprise Health EHR and Employee Portal from MIE is one of the first EHR systems to be translated in various languages using uni-code programming.

"Having this advanced capability and HIT infrastructure has been truly transformational for Dow Health Services," said Dr. Catherine Baase, chief health officer at Dow. "It has enabled worldwide standardization, efficiency, broadened metrics and reporting capability and best of all improved ability to serve our patients effectively. The system is a key enabler of our health strategy."

The WebChart Enterprise Health system automatically identifies which employees are due for visits, notifying the employee via email and allowing them to self-schedule their appointment.  Appointment confirmations and reminders are also sent to the employee with a link to all pre-visit information collection and health questionnaires.  If the visit is required for compliance or requires certification, WebChart keeps track of the certification dates and can communicate completion of requirements with the employee as well as their manager.  The multi-language system also allows employees to change their language preferences at any time.

Finally, the system tracks and reports health risk factors and wellness coaching opportunities for the health professional staff employee, in addition to providing lab and preventive health screening results with step-by-step advice on how employees can improve their health.

Over the next several years, WebChart Enterprise Health will be implemented at Dow worksites in other countries such as the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Thailand, South China, Switzerland and Spain.

"MIE is committed to developing comprehensive and flexible solutions for our enterprise customers that help them improve service levels for their employees, give them access to worldwide healthcare information and effectively manage costs," said MIE CEO and President Bruce Lisanti.  "Translating the system into different languages enables Dow to quickly and easily interface with their different worksite locations around the world and enhances the quality of care and service for their employees."

For more information, please visit www.mieweb.com.

About Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE)

MIE Enterprise Health solutions are used by companies operating on-site employee health clinics. This web-based suite of products integrates clinical, occupational health and employee engagement modules, and includes EMR, PHR, RIS/PACS, and Document Management functionality tailored for the specific needs of each enterprise. MIE’s Minimally Invasive EHR portfolio is also deployed in specialty and group medical practices that value MIE accessibility, flexibility, affordability and interoperability benefits. More information can be found at www.mieweb.com.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.