SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

 

                                                                    EXHIBIT 10.1

                       SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

         This Second Loan Modification Agreement is entered into as of May 13,
1999 by and between HIE, Inc., formerly known as Healthdyne Information
Enterprises, Inc., a Georgia corporation ("Borrower") whose address is 1850
Parkway Place, Suite 1100, Marietta, Georgia 30067 and Silicon Valley Bank, a
California-chartered bank ("Bank") with a loan production office located at 3343
Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 312, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

1.       DESCRIPTION OF EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS: Among other indebtedness which
may be owing by Borrower to Bank, Borrower is indebted to Bank pursuant to,
among other documents, a Loan and Security Agreement dated August 3, 1998 by and
between Borrower and Bank, a amended by that certain Loan Modification Agreement
dated November 13, 1998 and as may be further amended from time to time (the
"Loan Agreement") and Promissory Note in the principal amount of $5,000,000
dated August 3, 1998 (the "Note"). The Loan Agreement and Note provide for,
among other things, a line of credit in the original principal amount of Five
Million Dollars ($5,000,000). Defined terms used herein without definition shall
have the same meaning ascribed thereto in the Loan Agreement and Note.

2.       DESCRIPTION OF COLLATERAL AND GUARANTIES. Repayment of the obligations
is secured by the Collateral as described in the Loan Agreement and is
guaranteed by HubLink, Inc. ("Guarantor") a subsidiary of Borrower. The
obligations are also secured by all the assets of Guarantor pursuant to a
Security Agreement dated August 3, 1998 between Guarantor and Bank and a pledge
of the stock of Guarantor pursuant to a Stock Pledge Agreement dated August 3,
1998 between Borrower and Bank. By execution hereof, Borrower hereby consents to
the filing of those certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement by and
between Borrower and the Bank and by and between Guarantor and the Bank (the "IP
Security Agreements") with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Hereinafter,
the above-described security documents, together with all other documents
securing repayment of the Note shall be referred to as the "Security Documents".
Hereinafter, the Loan Agreement, the Security Documents, together with all other
documents evidencing or securing the Committed Revolving Line, shall be referred
to as the "Existing Loan Documents".

3.       DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE IN TERMS.

         A.       Waiver of Certain Covenants. The Bank hereby waives the
                  Company's failure to meet (1) the Adjusted Quick Ratio
                  covenant set forth in Section 6.8 of the Loan Agreement for
                  the first calendar quarter ending March 31, 1999 and (2) the
                  Profitability covenant as set forth in Section 6.9 of the Loan
                  Agreement for the first calendar quarter ending March 31,
                  1999.

         B.       Intellectual Property Security Agreement. This Second Loan
                  Modification Agreement is intended to revise the Loan
                  Agreement is amended to include Intellectual Property
                  Collateral as additional Collateral securing the repayment of
                  the Committed Revolving Line.

         C.       Modification of Committed Revolving Line.

                  (1) The interest rate for the Committed Revolving Line is
                  hereby increased to one and one-half (1.5) percentage points
                  in excess of the Prime Rate. In the event the Bank receives
                  financial statements for the second quarter ending June 30,
                  1999 in accordance with Section 6.3 of the Loan Agreement that
                  reflect in such quarter compliance with Section 6.8 of the
                  Loan Agreement entitled "Adjusted Quick Ratio" and Section 6.9
                  entitled "Profitability," the interest rate for the Committed
                  Revolving Line shall be reduced to one (1.0) percentage points
                  in excess of the Prime Rate.

         D.       Modification to Loan Agreement.

                  (a) Section 1.1 of the Loan Agreement shall be amended by
                  inserting the following definition in the Loan Agreement
                  following the definition of "Loan Documents":

                  "Guarantor" means HUBLink, Inc., an Ohio corporation."

                  (b) Section 2.3(a) is hereby amended by deleting it in its
                  entirety and replacing it with the following:

                  "(a) Interest Rate. Except as set forth in Section 2.3(b), any
                  Advances shall bear interest, on the average daily balance
                  thereof, at a per annum rate equal to one and one-half (1.5)
                  percentage points above the Prime Rate. In the event the Bank
                  receives financial statements for the second quarter ending
                  June 30, 1999 in accordance with Section 6.3 of the Loan
                  Agreement that reflect in such quarter compliance with Section
                  6.8 of the Loan Agreement entitled "Adjusted Quick Ratio" and
                  Section 6.9 entitled "Profitability," the interest rate
                  hereunder shall be reduced to one (1.0) percentage point above
                  the Prime Rate."

                  (c)      Section 6.3 of the Loan Agreement is amended by
                           adding at the end thereof the following:

                           "(g) as soon as available, but in any event within
                           thirty (30) days after the end of each month, which
                           is not the end of a fiscal quarter, a company
                           prepared consolidated and consolidating balance sheet
                           and income statement covering Borrower's consolidated
                           operations during such period, in a form and
                           certified by an officer of Borrower reasonably
                           acceptable to Bank."

                  (d)      Section 6.8 shall be deleted in its entirety and
                  replace with the following new Section 6.8:

                           "6.8     Adjusted Quick Ratio. Borrower shall
                                    maintain a ratio of Quick Assets to Current
                                    Liabilities, less current deferred
                                    maintenance revenue as follows:

                           (a)      as of the last day of each fiscal quarter,
                                    of at least 1.75 to 1.0; and

                           (b)      as of the last day of each month that is not
                                    the last month of a fiscal quarter, of at
                                    least 1.0 to 1.0.

                  (e)      Section 6.9 shall be deleted in its entirety and
                  replace with the following new Section 6.9:

                           "6.9     Profitability. Borrower shall maintain a
                                    cumulative maximum Net Loss of Six Hundred
                                    Thousand Dollars ($600,000) for the three
                                    calendar months ending on June 30, 1999.
                                    Thereafter, Borrower shall have Net Income
                                    for each fiscal quarter of at least $1.00."

                  (f)      Section 6.10(a) shall be deleted in its entirety and
                  replaced with the following:

                                    (a)      Borrower shall register or cause to
                                    be registered (to the extent not already
                                    registered) with the United States Patent
                                    and Trademark Office or the United States
                                    Copyright Office, as applicable, those
                                    intellectual property rights listed on
                                    Exhibits A, B and C to the Intellectual
                                    Property Security Agreements delivered to
                                    Bank by Borrower and Guarantor in connection
                                    with this Agreement by June 5, 1999.
                                    Borrower shall register or cause to be
                                    registered with the United States Patent and
                                    Trademark Office or the United States
                                    Copyright Office, as applicable, those
                                    additional intellectual property rights
                                    developed or acquired by Borrower from time
                                    to time in connection with any product prior
                                    to the sale or licensing of such product to
                                    any third party, including without
                                    limitation revisions or additions to the
                                    intellectual property rights listed on such
                                    Exhibits A, B and C.

                  (g)      Section 7.1 shall be amended by deleting the period
                  at the end of such section and inserting the following:

                                    ", provided, however, such Transfers shall
                                    not occur in the fiscal period ending June
                                    30, 1999."

                  (h)      Section 7.3 shall be deleted in its entirety and
                  replaced with the following:

                                 "7.3 Mergers or Acquisitions. Merge or
                                 consolidate with or into any other business
                                 organization, or acquire, or permit any of its
                                 Subsidiaries to acquire, all or substantially
                                 all of the capital stock or property of another
                                 Person; except that Borrower and its
                                 Subsidiaries shall be permitted to enter into
                                 mergers or acquisitions after June 30, 1999
                                 that do not at all times while the Obligations
                                 are outstanding, involve an amount that, in the
                                 aggregate for all mergers or acquisitions,
                                 exceeds Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000)
                                 in cash, and, further, provided that the
                                 Company or its Subsidiary must be the surviving
                                 entity in the merger."

                  (i)      Exhibit D to the Loan Agreement is deleted in its
                  entirety and replaced with a new Exhibit D attached hereto as
                  Schedule 1.

4.       CONSISTENT CHANGES. The Existing Loan Documents are hereby amended
wherever necessary to reflect the changes described above.

5.       PAYMENT OF LOAN FEE. In connection with this Agreement, Borrower shall
pay a fee equal to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) which facility fee shall be
fully earned and non-refundable (the "Loan Fee".)

6.       REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Borrower hereby represents and warrants
to Bank as follows:

         (a)      Borrower has adequate corporate power and authority to execute
and deliver this Second Loan Modification Agreement and the other documents
executed and/or delivered in connection herewith (collectively, the
"Modification Documents") and to perform its respective obligations hereunder
and thereunder, and under the Existing Loan Documents, as amended hereby. Each
of this Second Loan Modification Agreement and the other Modification Documents
has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by Borrower and does not
contravene any law, rule or regulation applicable to Borrower or any of the
terms of its Certificate of Incorporation or bylaws, or any other indenture,
agreement or undertaking to which Borrower is a party. This Second Loan
Modification Agreement and the other Modification Documents effectively amend
the Existing Loan Documents in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof.
Borrower's obligations hereunder and under the other Modification Documents, and
under the Loan Agreement and the other Existing Loan Documents, each as amended
hereby and thereby, constitute legally valid and binding obligations of Borrower
enforceable against Borrower in accordance with their respective terms, except
as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization,
moratorium, or other similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally
and by equitable principles.

         (b)      All of the representations and warranties made by Borrower in
the Loan Agreement and the other Existing Loan Documents are true and correct on
the date hereof as if made on and as of the date hereof and are so repeated
herein, except that representations and warranties of financial statements or
conditions as of an earlier date relate solely to such earlier date.

         (c)      Upon the execution and delivery of this Second Loan
Modification Agreement and the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set
forth in Section 7 hereof, no Event of Default shall exist and be continuing.

7.       CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.

         (a)      The agreements contained herein and the amendments
contemplated hereby shall not be effective unless each of the following
conditions precedent is satisfied:

                  (1)      All of the representations and warranties made by
         Borrower in Section 6 hereof shall be true and correct; and

                  (2)      Bank shall receive in form and substance satisfactory
         to Bank, a Certificate of Officer of Borrower and Guarantor, as to the
         satisfaction of the condition specified in paragraph (1) of this
         Section 7(a);

                  (3)      Execution and delivery of the IP Security Agreements
         and UCC-3 Financing Statements related thereto;

                  (4)      Borrower's payment of the Loan Fee;

                  (5)      Delivery of corporate resolution authorizing the
         consummation by Borrower and the Guarantor of the transactions
         contemplated hereby;

                  (6)      Delivery of a Certificate of an Officer of Borrower
         stating that no changes have occurred with respect to Borrower's
         Certificate of Good Standing issued by the State of Georgia and
         Borrower's Certificate of Authority to transact business issued by the
         states of Tennessee and Texas, since the respective dates of issuance
         thereof;

                  (7)      Delivery of a Certificate of an Officer of Guarantor
         stating that no changes have occurred with respect to Guarantor's
         Certificate of Good Standing issued by the State of Ohio and
         Guarantor's Certificate of Authority to transact business issued by the
         State of Georgia, since the respective dates of issuance thereof;

                  (8)      Bank shall have received, in form and substance
         satisfactory to Bank, such other documents as Bank shall deem necessary
         and/or appropriate.

Upon satisfaction of each of the conditions precedent set forth in this Section
6, the agreements contained herein and the amendments contemplated hereby shall
be deemed effective as of the date hereof.

         (b)      From and after the satisfaction of the conditions precedent
set forth in Section 7(a) hereof, Bank's obligations to make any Advances to
Borrower under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be subject
to the additional conditions that (i) all of the representations and warranties
made by Borrower herein, whether directly or incorporated herein by reference,
shall be true and correct immediately prior to the time of the proposed Advance
as

if made at and as of such time, except that representations and warranties of
financial statements or conditions as of an earlier date relate solely to such
earlier date, and (ii) no Event of Default, or event or condition which, with
notice or lapse of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default, would
occur after giving effect to the making of such Advance. From and after the
satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 7(a) hereof, each
request by Borrower for a Advance under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan
Documents shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by Borrower that
all of the conditions precedent in this Section 7(b) have been met.

8.       NO DEFENSES OF BORROWER. Borrower agrees that it has no defenses
against the obligations to pay any amounts under the Loan Agreement or Note.

9.       CONTINUING VALIDITY. Borrower understands and agrees that in modifying
the Existing Loan Documents, Bank is relying upon Borrower's representations,
warranties, and agreements, as set forth in the Existing Loan Documents and
herein, and Borrower hereby ratifies and affirms all such representations and
warranties as if fully restated herein. Except as expressly modified pursuant to
this Second Loan Modification Agreement, the terms of the Existing Loan
Documents remain unchanged and in full force and effect. Bank's agreement to
modification of the Existing Loan Documents pursuant to this Second Loan
Modification Agreement in no way shall obligate Bank to make any future
amendments or modifications to the Existing Loan Documents. Nothing in this
Second Loan Modification Agreement shall constitute a novation or satisfaction
of the Borrower's Obligations to Bank. It is the intention of Bank and Borrower
to retain as liable parties all makers and endorsers of Existing Loan Documents,
unless the party is expressly released by Bank in writing. No maker, endorser,
or guarantor will be released by virtue of this Second Loan Modification
Agreement. The terms of this paragraph apply not only to this Second Loan
Modification Agreement, but also to all subsequent loan modification agreements.

10.      MISCELLANEOUS. THIS LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT SHALL BE CONSIDERED A
"LOAN DOCUMENT" UNDER AND AS DEFINED IN THE LOAN AGREEMENT. TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BORROWER AND BANK EACH HEREBY WAIVE THEIR
RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OR ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR
ARISING OUT OF ANY OF THE LOAN DOCUMENTS OR ANY OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED
THEREIN, INCLUDING CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS, BREACH OF DUTY CLAIMS, AND ALL
OTHER COMMON LAW OR STATUTORY CLAIMS. EACH PARTY RECOGNIZES AND AGREES THAT THE
FOREGOING WAIVER CONSTITUTES A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR IT TO ENTER INTO THIS
AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT IT HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER
WITH ITS LEGAL COUNSEL AND THAT IT KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES ITS JURY
TRIAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. THE BORROWER AND THE
BANK ALSO AGREE THAT ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO THIS
AGREEMENT OR ANY OF THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS OR TO ENFORCE ANY JUDGMENT OBTAINED
AGAINST THE BORROWER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR SUCH OTHER LOAN
DOCUMENT, MAY BE BROUGHT BY THE BANK OR BORROWER IN ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT
SITTING IN THE

COUNTY OF THE STATE IN WHICH BANK'S ADDRESS SHOWN IN SECTION 10 ABOVE IS
LOCATED, OR IN ANY OTHER COURT TO THE JURISDICTION OF WHICH SUCH BORROWER OR ANY
OF ITS PROPERTY IS OR MAY BE SUBJECT. EACH OF THE BORROWER AND THE BANK
IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE AFORESAID STATE AND FEDERAL
COURTS, AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY PRESENT OR FUTURE OBJECTION TO VENUE IN ANY
SUCH COURT, AND ANY PRESENT OR FUTURE CLAIM THAT ANY SUCH COURT IS AN
INCONVENIENT FORUM, IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS
AGREEMENT OR ANY OF THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS.

         This Loan Modification Agreement is executed as of the date first
written above.

BORROWER:                                        BANK:

HEALTHDYNE INFORMATION                           SILICON VALLEY BANK
ENTERPRISES, INC.

By: /s/ Joseph A. Blankenship                    By:  /s/ Gerard F. Benson
    ---------------------------------                --------------------------
Its:  Vice President - Controller                Its:  Vice President
    ---------------------------------                --------------------------
         [CORPORATE SEAL]

Agreed and consented to as guarantor:

HUBLINK, INC.

By:  /s/ Robert I. Murrie
    ---------------------------------
Its:  President
    ---------------------------------

         [CORPORATE SEAL]

                                                                      SCHEDULE 1

TO:       SILICON VALLEY BANK
FROM:     HIE, INC., formerly know as HEALTHDYNE INFORMATION ENTERPRISES, INC.

         The undersigned authorized officer of Healthdyne Information
Enterprises, Inc. hereby certifies that in accordance with the terms and
conditions of the Loan and Security Agreement between Borrower and Bank, as
amended by that certain Loan Modification dated November 13, 1998 and that
certain Second Modification dated May 13, 1999 and as may be amended from time
to time (the "Agreement"), (i) Borrower is in complete compliance for the period
ending __________ with all required covenants except as noted below and (ii) all
representations and warranties of Borrower stated in the Agreement are true and
correct in all material respects as of the date hereof. Attached herewith are
the required documents supporting the above certification. The Officer further
certifies that these are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are consistently applied from one period to the
next except as explained in an accompanying letter or footnotes. The Officer
expressly acknowledges that no borrowings may be requested by the Borrower at
any time or date of determination that Borrower is not in compliance with any of
the terms of the Agreement, and that such compliance is determined not just at
the date this certificate is delivered.

 PLEASE INDICATE COMPLIANCE STATUS BY CIRCLING YES/NO UNDER "COMPLIES" COLUMN.

REPORTING COVENANT REQUIRED COMPLIES - ------------------ -------- -------- Monthly financial statements Monthly within 30 days Yes No Quarterly financial statements Quarterly within 45 days Yes No Annual (CPA Audited) FYE within 90 days Yes No 10Q and 10K Within 5 days after filing with the SEC Yes No A/R Agings Monthly within 30 days Yes No
FINANCIAL COVENANT REQUIRED ACTUAL COMPLIES - ------------------ -------- ------ -------- Maintain on a Monthly Basis(1): Minimum Adjusted Quick Ratio(2) 1.0:1.0 _____:1.0 Yes No Maintain on a Quarterly Basis: Minimum Adjusted Quick Ratio(2) 1.75:1.0 _____:1.0 Yes No Profitability For the 3 months ending 6/30/99 $(600,000) $ Yes No -------- Thereafter $1.00 $ Yes No --------
(1) Only for those months that are not at the end of a fiscal quarter (2) Quick Ratio" means, as of an applicable date, the ratio of (i) Quick Assets to (ii) Current Liabilities less current deferred maintenance revenue. ===================================================== BANK USE ONLY RECEIVED BY:__________________DATE:___________ REVIEWED BY:____________________ COMPLIANCE STATUS: YES / NO ===================================================== COMMENTS REGARDING EXCEPTIONS: Sincerely, _______________________ Date:_______________ SIGNATURE _______________________ TITLE

Basic Info X:

Name: SECOND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT
Type: Second Loan Modification Agreement
Date: Aug. 26, 1999
Company: HEALTHCARE COM CORP
State: Georgia

Other info:

Date:

  • August 3 , 1998
  • March 31 , 1999
  • second quarter ending June 30 , 1999
  • thirty 30
  • last day of each fiscal quarter
  • June 5 , 1999
  • November 13 , 1998
  • May 13 , 1999

Organization:

  • HIE , Inc.
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Borrower to Bank
  • HubLink , Inc.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • A. Waiver of Certain Covenants
  • Intellectual Property Collateral
  • C. Modification of Committed Revolving Line
  • Six Hundred Thousand Dollars
  • Intellectual Property Security Agreements
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Copyright Office
  • Certificate of Officer of Borrower
  • Borrower's Certificate of Good Standing
  • Borrower 's Certificate of Authority
  • Guarantor's Certificate of Good Standing
  • State of Ohio
  • Guarantor 's Certificate of Authority
  • State of Georgia
  • Event of Default
  • Existing Loan Documents
  • Borrower 's Obligations to Bank
  • Second Loan Modification Agreement
  • Healthdyne Information Enterprises , Inc.

Location:

  • 3343 Peachtree Road
  • N.E.
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Money:

  • $ 5,000,000
  • $ 600,000
  • $ 500.00
  • $ 1.00 $ Yes

Person:

  • Joseph A. Blankenship
  • Gerard F. Benson
  • Robert I. Murrie