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Emdeon To Collaborate With Rx Response in Critical Pharmacy Disaster Reporting
Date:7/14/2009

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Following a federal disaster declaration, the Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool displays a list of operating pharmacies and their contact information on an interactive map. The open pharmacy locations are provided in a spreadsheet to emergency managers and in map format for both emergency managers and consumers on the RxResponse.org website.

"This is an unprecedented new capability that we are providing to the public, as well as the nation's emergency management and public health community," said Erin Mullen, R.Ph., Ph.D., Rx Response director. "We are very proud of what we have accomplished and are grateful to partners like Emdeon for making this asset possible."

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, public health officials learned important lessons about the vital need for accurate healthcare information during a disaster. The combination of Emdeon's broad-reaching network and the Rx Response Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool will aid both emergency officials and consumers in receiving timely updates about operating pharmacies in their area should a natural disaster strike this year.

About Emdeon

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Our product and service offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of our payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of products and services, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle process. Emdeon is owned by General Atlantic LLC and Hellman & Friedman LLC. For more information, visit

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