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Zix Corporation Selected by Piedmont Medical Laboratory for Lab Connectivity Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2004--

Regional Laboratory Signs Three-Year Contract for Dr. Chart(R) Automated Order Entry and Results Reporting

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that Piedmont Medical Laboratory, a Virginia-based facility serving a 17-county service region, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's Dr. Chart(R) service to provide laboratory client connectivity.

"Dr. Chart will help us stay competitive with the national labs," said Desiree Kardashian, director of finance and interim co-chief executive officer for Piedmont. "The flexibility of Dr. Chart to interface directly with practice management systems and be accessed via a Web browser is helpful to physicians. This automation will also help improve the efficiency of our billing system. We plan to significantly increase our current client base, and Dr. Chart will help us achieve that goal."

Dr. Chart is a Web-based communications tool that connects healthcare providers and laboratories. It enables doctors to initiate lab orders, check medical necessity compliance, and view results rapidly and accurately using an encrypted Internet connection. The service automates several processes that normally place a burden on laboratory operations.

"Dr. Chart is a great way for laboratories like Piedmont to gain a technological edge," said Rick Spurr, president and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "It's unmatched in flexibility and ease of use and strengthens the relationship between healthcare providers and the labs with fast delivery and easy-to-read results."

About Piedmont Medical Laboratory

Established in 1991, Piedmont Medical Laboratory serves clients in a 17-county service region in Virginia and West Virginia. With 10 locations, Piedmont offers full laboratory services including fertility testing, health profiles, drugs of abuse testing, and sexually transmitted disease screening. For more information, visit

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

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation