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Hillsboro Advanced Surgical Care Extends Value of EMR With Connect IQ Secure Messaging

Friday, February 22, 2008 General News J E 4
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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21 Kryptiq, the leading provider ofnext generation healthcare connectivity solutions, today announced thatHillsboro Advanced Surgical Care (HASC) is utilizing Kryptiq's Connect IQ(TM)to securely share patient health information from eClinicalWorks(TM).

"Connect IQ Secure Messaging gave us a noticeable return on investmentwithin one week," said Linda Anderson, Office Manager of Hillsboro AdvancedSurgical Care. "eClinicalWorks is a fantastic platform for managing ourclinical information and Kryptiq has allowed us to extend this value beyondthe walls of our practice."

For example, HASC has utilized Connect IQ Secure Messaging to send patientand billing information to Uptown Medical Billing, a medical billing outsourceorganization. Prior to implementing Connect IQ Secure Messaging, HASC printedpackets of fee slips, insurance information and clinical data fromeClinicalWorks and sent this information via a courier to Uptown MedicalBilling. Connect IQ Secure Messaging now enables HASC to send thisinformation electronically, allowing HASC to reduce its revenue cycle bynearly one week.

Electronic connectivity has also created benefits for Uptown MedicalBilling. "The old paper processes for receiving billing information andrelated documentation used to create huge inconsistencies in our workloadbecause all the information would show up midweek," said Allison Drake, CEO ofUptown Medical Billing. "Now that the information can be sent electronically,we have seen our workload level out across the week, improving ourorganizational efficiency. We would suggest this product to anyone who needsto share medical information securely."

"The lack of data mobility is at the heart of the cost and quality issuesin American healthcare," said Luis Machuca, president and CEO of KryptiqCorporation. "Organizations around the country have recognized this and aretransforming their practices with Connect IQ."

About Kryptiq Corporation

Kryptiq is the leading provider of next generation healthcare connectivitysolutions, enabling healthcare providers and health plans to utilize and sharevital information effectively. Kryptiq's award-winning Connect IQ and Choreosolutions are being adopted by many of America's top providers, health plansand leading healthcare IT vendors to achieve new levels of mobility,accessibility and visibility to critical information. For healthcareproviders, Kryptiq's Connect IQ product suite revolutionizes collaborativecare. Connect IQ establishes the secure connectivity and systeminteroperability necessary to streamline information sharing among healthcareprofessionals, their colleagues and patients they serve. Uniquely designed forhealth plans, Kryptiq's Choreo product suite transforms provider contractingand network management processes. Choreo provides the information transparencyand process automation necessary to competitively grow and manage providernetworks.

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

Product and company names herein may be the trademarks of their respectiveowners.

SOURCE Kryptiq Corporation
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