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Technology Leaders Partner to Host Integrating HIPAA Compliance While Improving Patient Care; Renowned Healthcare Expert, Stan Stead, MD, MBA, to Serve as Keynote Speaker


WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2006--Alcatel (Paris:CGEP.PA) and (NYSE:ALA), Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), Fusion Network Systems and Vernier Networks announce Integrating HIPPA Compliance While Improving Patient Care, May 11, 2006. The one-day event will take place at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., and features keynote speaker Stan Stead, MD, MBA.

About the Speaker

Dr. Stead has 24 years experience as a senior healthcare executive. In those roles he has drafted and implemented the strategic plans for clinical information systems of several major academic medical centers. As a physician he has championed the implementation of clinical information systems. Dr. Stead is widely recognized as a professor, clinician, and executive member of the CPT Editorial Panel. Dr. Stead's session will include:

  • Securing and extending current healthcare enterprise practices
  • Improving the experience of hospital clinicians, patients and guests
  • Mitigating risks by identifying, tracking and reporting non-compliant electronic information
  • Supporting real-time, secure collaboration that improves quality, increases revenues and decreases costs
  • Enabling policy enforcement of existing mandates and regulations

What: Integrating HIPAA Compliance While Improving Patient Care

When: Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch provided)

Who: Alcatel, Zix Corporation, Fusion Network Systems and Vernier Networks

Where: International Spy Museum 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004

Cost: Complimentary

Registration: http://zixcorp.com/news/missionpossible/

About Alcatel

Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

About Fusion Network Systems

Fusion Network Systems delivers network and infrastructure solutions to bring together the diverse, distinct, and complex elements of our clients' business and information needs. Our expertise serves but one purpose -- to craft unique solutions that leverage and expand the capabilities of networks for collaboration and increased efficiencies. Working with the physical layer as well integrating and augmenting the network, we help organizations end their reliance on static communications. Visit www.fusionetsystems.com.

About Vernier Networks

Vernier Networks delivers the industry's leading Network Access Control products that are designed to ensure network compliance. The award-winning EdgeWall product line authenticates, validates and authorizes compliant endpoints, quarantines and remediates infected devices and continuously inspects traffic for policy compliance. Vernier's products are deployed at hundreds of enterprises, higher education institutions, healthcare organizations and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Vernier is a privately held company and can be found on the Web at www.verniernetworks.com.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to the healthcare, finance, insurance, and government industries. ZixCorp's email encryption services enable policy-driven email security, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability. Its e-prescribing service provides point-of-care access and transmission of patient and payor data that improves patient care, reduces costs, and improves efficiency. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: Zix Corporation
Farrah Corley, 214-876-0737
fcorley@zixcorp.com
or
Alcatel
Tracey Dupree, 818-878 4408
tracy.dupree@alcatel.com
or
Fusion Network Systems
Paula Delucas, 919-256-6845
pdelucas@fusionetsystems.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation