The Solution Recently Outlined and Endorsed by 13 Healthcare and Information Technology Groups Is Available Today from Hilgraeve, Inc.

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Hilgraeve, Inc., a long-time leader in data communications software, announced today that the company’s HyperSend PDX (Patient Data Extraction) service is an almost exact replica of the solution outlined and endorsed recently by 13 healthcare and IT organizations. The group was acting to endorse the Common Framework for the Exchange of Healthcare Information that was announced in July 2004 by David J. Brailer, the President’s new National Health Information Technology Coordinator. In their endorsement the group called for the use of open, non-proprietary standards that used connectivity built on the Internet and existing networks.

Hilgraeve, Inc., a long-time leader in data communications software, announced today that the company’s HyperSend PDX (Patient Data Extraction) service is an almost exact replica of the solution outlined and endorsed recently by 13 healthcare and IT organizations. The group was acting to endorse the Common Framework for the Exchange of Healthcare Information that was announced in July 2004 by David J. Brailer, the President’s new National Health Information Technology Coordinator. In their endorsement the group called for the use of open, non-proprietary standards that used connectivity built on the Internet and existing networks.

This will allow for a more rapid adoption of a national framework for the exchange of health information because it will eliminate the time required to construct a totally new technology solution.

The 178-page, 10-year plan assembled by Mr.Brailer, outlines four major goals: giving physicians access to electronic healthcare records at the point of care, connecting patient records and healthcare information on a national network, allowing consumers to access their own records and other health information online, and improving public health monitoring and research. Hilgraeve offers today much of the proposed communications technology outlined in the report.

“We are creating these connected communities today with today’s applications and today’s technology,” says Jeff Beamsley, president of Hilgraeve, Inc. These communities are being created not because of a government subsidy or mandate. They are being created because they make economic sense for those participating,” Mr. Beamsley added.

The four key technology requirements that the report says should be met within the next ten years include a standardized electronic health record for all Americans, a decision support system based on a national medical knowledge base, computerized order entry systems for all medical procedures, and a standard’s based health information exchange. All of these initiatives will fail unless there is a robust set of tools to connect the hundreds of thousands of existing legacy systems to this new health information exchange.

Hilgraeve’s HyperSend PDX provides this set of tools -- today.

Hilgraeve emerged as a cutting edge company and its product HyperSend as a leading, secure electronic data transmission technology, in part, as the result of HIPAA. The “PDX” in HyperSend PDX stands for Patient Data eXtraction. HyperSend PDX is a powerful new extension of HyperSend technology. “We have refocused our mission,” says, Mr. Beamsley. “Though HyperSend remains a tool in our kit to create solutions, our mission with HyperSend PDX is much broader – to connect uncooperative systems and to do that securely.”

“Healthcare is a very fractured market from an information technology point of view. Even before the federal government unveiled their 10-year initiative last spring, our customers told us they needed interfaces to legacy systems like those in many physician offices. We are providing the communication’s glue that joins these disparate legacy systems into a secure information network,” Mr. Beamsley continued.    

Hilgraeve’s newest application has the potential to serve various healthcare interests, particularly those that rely upon providing services to physicians’ offices. Clinical laboratories need accurate, timely patient demographic information in order to properly process the tests requested by the physicians. Therefore, tremendous efficiencies are gained by automating the clinical order entry process.

“We use the secure connectivity of HyperSend PDX to connect the physicians’ practice management systems to our LabValet Order Entry and Results Reporting System,” said Jack Redding, vice president of Labtest Systems, Inc. “HyperSend provides a secure communications channel that allows us to receive up-to date patient data which translates into clean requisitions for our clients’ laboratory. This reduces keying errors, increases throughput and improves the quality of the laboratory services of our clients. This has given us a significant advantage in a highly competitive market,” Mr. Redding added.

"In the final analysis, when you examine the recently published HHS report, it's all about connectivity," said Wayne Martin, a healthcare consultant who has spent 14 years in the clinical laboratory area. "The healthcare industry needs a tool that can connect physicians' offices with the laboratory, the laboratory with the physicians' practice management system and be able to feed all of this information into an electronic medical record (EMR). In my work in the industry, Hilgraeve is only company I have found that can securely connect these disparate systems and do so without sending someone on site." Mr. Martin added.

About Hilgraeve, Inc.

Hilgraeve, Inc. is a leader in secure Internet communications software with over twenty years of experience. Hilgraeve’s HyperTerminal product is on more than 50 million desktops as a standard feature within all Microsoft Windows products since Windows 95. Their award-winning, new HyperSend family of products enables computer users the world over to tap the exploding potential of online communications with easy to use, advanced data communications software that also addresses the dilemma of secure messaging. For more information, please visit http://www.hypersend.com or http://www.hilgraeve.com.

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