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Zix Corporation to Participate in $29 Million Highmark e-Prescribing/eHealth Initiative
Date:9/2/2008

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced its participation in Highmark's e-Prescribing/eHealth Initiative, where the Pennsylvania-based health plan is contributing $29 million to help physicians acquire e-prescribing technology for their practices.

Highmark's leading-edge initiative was announced in June in the Pennsylvania marketplace to introduce e-Prescribing/eHealth technology to eligible physicians. Highmark will pay up to 75 percent of the cost for a physician's office to acquire, install and implement eligible e-prescribing systems, up to a maximum $7,000 per physician. Highmark is once again demonstrating its stature and vision in the industry by being one of the first health plans to support a meaningful e-prescribing implementation since the introduction of the recent Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). This new legislation recognizes the positive impact of e-prescribing on patient safety and the cost of healthcare and provides meaningful incentives to physicians to begin using e-prescribing by January 1, 2009. These incentives are critical to the adoption and on-going usage of e-prescribing but do not address the upfront cost of technology acquisition and implementation. Highmark's e-Prescribing/eHealth Initiative addresses this last remaining obstacle and, as a result, physicians, patients and employers in Pennsylvania will benefit due to accelerated use of this life-saving technology.

"Highmark's HIT Grant Program, which provides funding for the purchase of e-prescribing technology that meets the functionality as set forth by MIPPA, recognizes ZixCorp as a
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