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Rocky Mountain Health Plans Transforms Provider Contracting Processes With Kryptiq's Choreo Suite

Friday, November 2, 2007 General News J E 4
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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 1 Kryptiq, the leading provider ofnext generation healthcare connectivity solutions, today announced thedeployment of Choreo(R) Contract Manager, Negotiator, and Courier at RockyMountain Health Plans. Rocky Mountain joins a growing list of health plansthat are achieving measurable benefits from implementing Choreo. Theimplementation of the Choreo Suite enables the Colorado-based, not-for-profithealth plan, which provides medical benefit plans and services to more than176,000 enrollees, to automate previously outdated manual contractingworkflows.

"Choreo has completely transformed our provider contracting processes,"said Dale Renzi, director network and business system development of RockyMountain Health Plans. "This implementation has enabled Rocky Mountain toreduce contract cycle times and improve access to vital information,significantly improving our ability to compete in the Colorado market."

In addition to automating contract creation, Rocky Mountain Health Planswill also use Choreo Courier to improve contract distribution by enablingemail-based mass electronic mailings of contracts and other documents.Additionally, Choreo Negotiator will enable secure online negotiations ofcontracts, limiting costly paper-based correspondence and telephonecommunications.

"Paper processes and manual workflows are at the heart of today'sunresponsive healthcare system and rising healthcare costs," said LuisMachuca, president and CEO of Kryptiq. "The technology needed to modernizethese workflows and processes is available today, and it is organizations likeRocky Mountain that will help drive fundamental changes in business efficiencyand information transparency to reduce waste and costs in healthcare for allAmericans."

About Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Rocky Mountain Health Plans is a Colorado-based, not-for-profitorganization that provides medical benefit plans and services to more than185,000 enrollees. Founded in 1974, Rocky Mountain offers a wide range ofoptions including PPO, HMO, and Health Savings Account-eligible plans. Medicalplans can be fully-insured, fully-insured with cost sharing options, orself-funded. Rocky Mountain is the first Western Slope employer to receive theWell Workplace award from the Wellness Councils of America and has athirty-year history of serving individuals and families, Medicare andMedicaid-eligible persons, and children who receive care under the ChildHealth Plan Plus program.

For more information, contact Rocky Mountain Health Plans at 800-843-0719or visit http://www.rmhp.org.

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(TM) andChoreo(R) solutions are being adopted by many of America's top providers,health plans, and leading healthcare IT vendors to achieve new levels ofmobility, accessibility, and visibility to critical information. Forhealthcare providers, Kryptiq's Connect IQ product suite revolutionizescollaborative care. Connect IQ establishes the secure connectivity and systeminteroperability necessary to streamline information sharing among healthcareprofessionals, their colleagues, and patients they serve. Uniquely designedfor health plans, Kryptiq's Choreo product suite transforms providercontracting and network management processes. Choreo provides the informationtransparency and process automation necessary to competitively grow and manageprovider networks.

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 H
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