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Zix Corporation Releases PocketScript Version 5.01

Latest version of e-prescribing solution includes enhanced drug interaction functionality and historical report options

DALLAS, Aug 23, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced the availability of PocketScript(R) 5.01, the latest version of its e-prescribing application. This new release adds options for historical reporting, a drug-to-allergy interactions check, and other improved functionality features.

PocketScript enables physicians to write and generate prescriptions through wireless handheld PDAs or a secure Web site directly to pharmacies, providing greater legibility and improved communication over traditional pad and pen prescriptions for greater patient safety, lower costs, and improved office efficiency. The application also includes formulary information, a drug reference guide, and patient drug history.

New features include:

  • Enhanced drug interaction checking. In addition to drug-to-drug interactions, PocketScript 5.01 automatically checks against patient allergies and drug dispensed history, when available.
  • Options for historical reporting. Users have their choice of two summary reports that display either current non-expired drugs or the full prescription history.
  • Improved Compatibility. Improvements to PocketScript's database provide 100 percent compatibility with all major pharmacies while gathering comprehensive information.

"All the new features bring increased convenience and efficiency to users, but I'm most excited about PocketScript's ability to check drug-to-allergy interactions," said Emily Bonham, care delivery product manager for ZixCorp. "This not only helps prescribing physicians by saving them time finding a compatible drug, but it also ensures better patient care, safety, and convenience. If you know the possible hazards of prescribing an incompatible drug -- including emergency room costs, hospital stays, or simply the time wasted in phone calls between doctors, patients, and pharmacists -- you can see the cost savings on just this one PocketScript feature alone."

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services. ZixCorp offers a range of solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, as well as enabling secure electronic communications, such as email encryption, e-prescribing, on-line doctor visits, and electronic lab results. ZixCorp helps organizations of any size to streamline operations, reduce risks, and leverage the efficiencies of e-messaging. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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