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Boston Medical Center Meets Prescription Challenges With Kryptiq ePrescribing Solution
Date:3/13/2008

Kryptiq's eScriptMessenger Eases Compliance with Upcoming Federal Mandates

PORTLAND, Ore., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Kryptiq, the leading provider of next generation healthcare connectivity solutions, today announced that Boston Medical Center (BMC) has selected Kryptiq's eScriptMessenger(TM) (eSM) as its enterprise ePrescribing solution. This purchase, the largest eSM order to date, will enable BMC prescribers to securely send prescriptions from within GE's Centricity EMR directly to retail pharmacy computers using the secure Pharmacy Health Information Exchange operated by SureScripts. This solution will improve patient safety and service while also assisting BMC to comply with upcoming federal prescribing mandates.

"We required an ePrescribing solution that enabled us to meet looming federal mandates, improve patient safety, and increase the productivity of our users," said Meg Aranow, chief information officer of Boston Medical Center. "eScriptMessenger met all these needs without compromise."

eSM will help BMC meet the requirements of the Medicaid tamper-resistant prescription pad rule, currently scheduled for October 2008. In addition, legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate will require physicians to adopt electronic prescribing by 2011 or face possible financial penalties.

"Kryptiq has become the leader in ePrescribing for the GE Centricity market because of our understanding of physician workflow," said Luis Machuca, president and CEO of Kryptiq. "As federal mandates place additional cost and complexities on paper-based prescribing, the move to eScriptMessenger becomes even more compelling."

About Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 582-licensed bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Emphasizing community-based care, Boston Medical Center, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all, is the largest safety net hospital in New England.

About Kryptiq Corporation

Kryptiq is the leading provider of next generation healthcare connectivity solutions, enabling healthcare providers and health plans to utilize and share vital information effectively. Kryptiq's award-winning Connect IQ and Choreo solutions are being adopted by many of America's top providers, health plans and leading healthcare IT vendors to achieve new levels of mobility, accessibility and visibility to critical information. For healthcare providers, Kryptiq's Connect IQ product suite revolutionizes collaborative care. Connect IQ establishes the secure connectivity and system interoperability necessary to streamline information sharing among healthcare professionals, their colleagues and patients they serve. Uniquely designed for health plans, Kryptiq's Choreo product suite transforms provider contracting and network management processes. Choreo provides the information transparency and process automation necessary to competitively grow and manage provider networks.

Many of the nation's top health plans and providers rely on Kryptiq and Kryptiq's strategic partners and relationships, including GE Healthcare, Microsoft, Sage Software and The TriZetto Group, to improve business and enhance care. Organizations such as Providence Health System, MedStar Health, Village Health Partners, MeritCare Health System, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota and The Regence Group turn to Kryptiq's proven solutions for healthcare transformation to improve workflow, gain unparalleled access to information, and foster greater collaboration and communication among health plans, health care providers and consumers. For more information on the company, visit http://www.kryptiq.com/.

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