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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Medical Security Card Company to offer its ScriptSave(SM) program, America's premier prescription savings program, to uninsured patients. ScriptSave will provide patients with an average savings of 21 percent on their prescriptions at over 52,000 pharmacies nationwide.
According to the 2004 U.S. Census nearly 16 percent of the non-Medicare eligible population, over 45 million people, are without health insurance.
With this new service, physicians who have opted into the program will be notified at the point of care when a patient does not have a drug benefit. The system will prompt the physician to ask the patient if he/she is interested in signing up for ScriptSave at no charge. The discount will be extended to the entire family. In addition, the program may also be available to insured patients if the prescribed drug is not covered by their health plans. ScriptSave is an independent drug discount program.
"ZixCorp is constantly evaluating how its e-prescribing service can be expanded to further increase adherence and patient safety. Together with the industry leading ScriptSave, we can reach a broader base of uninsured patients and offer a quick and easy solution for the high cost of prescription drugs," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "Both physicians and health plans around the country see the tremendous value that the drug discount opportunity brings to local communities by reducing out of pocket expenses for those who don't have insurance and increasing adherence to filling those prescriptions, leading to improved healthcare."
PocketScript enables physicians, through a handheld PDA, to write prescriptions and then send them immediately to pharmacies electronically, improving patient convenience. Prescriptions can also be written and managed through a ZixCorp secure Web site using a common browser. During the prescribing process, the application provides real-time formulary information, a drug reference guide, drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy checking, and patient-specific drug-dispensed lists.
"Our partnership with ZixCorp provides an opportunity for ScriptSave to reach the most vulnerable population, America's uninsured, when they can benefit the most. Coupling the technology of both ZixCorp and ScriptSave allows doctors' to provide assistance to their patients and help ensure compliance and better health outcomes," said Lori Bryant, President and CEO of Tucson, Arizona based Medical Security Card Company. "We see the partnership between ZixCorp and our ScriptSave product as being a win for everyone involved in the healthcare chain - and most especially patients who need affordable prescription drugs."
Tucson, Arizona based Medical Security Card Company (MSC) began operations in 1994. Its primary program is ScriptSave(SM), America's Premier Prescription Savings Program. ScriptSave has saved cardholders more than $1 billion on their prescription drugs. These valuable savings are why millions of Americans rely on ScriptSave to provide them with the most value for every pharmacy dollar. MSC has been widely recognized for its work environment and employee empowerment programs as well as its award-winning customer service. For more information about MSC/ScriptSave please call 1-800-347-5985.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
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SOURCE: Zix Corporation