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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that the ZixData Center(TM) reached an important milestone by processing a record-high 100,000 electronic prescriptions during a one-week period, an increase of over 122 percent from the same period last year and up 25 percent since the beginning of this year.
The prescriptions are transmitted by users of ZixCorp's PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service, which enables physicians to write prescriptions electronically and send them directly to pharmacies through either a wireless handheld PDA or a secure Web site. The application also includes formulary information, a drug reference guide, drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy checking, and patient-specific drug-dispensed lists.
The users are members of health plans that participate in PocketScript e-prescribing initiatives, including Wellpoint, Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, and the eRx Collaborative (Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Neighborhood Health Plan).
"The new script count is a noteworthy milestone for e-prescribing in general and an indication of ZixCorp's leadership position in this market specifically," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "We expect the number of electronic prescriptions per week to continue to grow as we add new prescribers to the system and as the application is used more and more to process renewal requests from pharmacies."
Spurr also commented on updates to other payor initiatives, "ZixCorp deployments have progressed well over the first quarter and we are pleased to reaffirm our previous guidance of 800-900 prescriber deployments across all programs. Both the Aetna and IBC programs are progressing well and we expect to complete more than 70 percent and 80 percent of the respective programs deployment goals. The remaining Aetna and IBC deployments will be completed in Q2."
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, Dallas
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
SOURCE: Zix Corporation