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DALLAS, Apr 25, 2005 (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 that Sumter Regional Hospital, a leading employer in southwest Georgia, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort(R) secure email solutions.
The company selected ZixCorp's services to comply with the secure email mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). ZixVPM will enforce company-wide email security policies for 800 employees to ensure secure handling of confidential data, including a pre-configured HIPAA lexicon that automatically detects Protected Health Information (PHI). ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to Sumter Regional Hospital's Web site.
"ZixVPM's HIPAA lexicon sets it apart from the crowd. No other company offered a comparable solution," said Mike Cottle, information technology director for Sumter Regional Hospital.
Sumter Regional Hospital is the third largest employer in Sumter County, Georgia, with more than 50 active medical staff members representing more than 25 specialties. It's a diversified system with a 100-bed nursing-care facility, hospice, Migrant Health Center, school nurse program, and several physicians' office practices.
"ZixCorp is the preferred vendor for both Georgia Hospital Health Services and VHA Georgia," said Rick Spurr chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "These two affiliations have helped increase awareness of email security in the healthcare community in the state and has been an integral factor in attracting excellent facilities like Sumter Regional Hospital."
About Sumter Regional Hospital
Sumter Regional Hospital is a 143-bed, licensed private hospital and diversified medical center with a focus on community and customer service. SRH has served the Middle Flint region since 1953 and is constantly upgrading its services, facilities, and equipment. In 1999, SRH completed an expansion project that added over 95,000 square feet of surgical and office areas. For more information, visit www.sumterregional.org.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
SOURCE: Zix Corporation
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