Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2005
iCongo Inc., a leading North American eCommerce company, today announced that it has signed an interconnection agreement with Emergis Inc. (TSX: EME). This agreement will allow Quebec hospitals and suppliers using iCongoÂs MediChain platform, a major online procurement solution for the healthcare industry, to connect with CareNET suppliers and hospitals that are already using EmergisÂ business integration services. This five-year deal will greatly expand the network of suppliers and hospitals conducting e-commerce through iCongoÂs MediChain platform and strengthen EmergisÂ relationships with the health care provider community in Quebec.
"The agreement with Emergis will significantly increase the number of transactions flowing through both EmergisÂ network and iCongoÂs MediChain Document Exchange Platform, and will allow Quebec hospitals to more rapidly achieve their goal of utilizing e-commerce for the full procurement cycle," said Irwin Kramer, President of iCongo. "It also allows iCongo to leverage EmergisÂ network and its CareNET suppliers, thus reducing costs for Quebec hospitals."
About iCongo, Inc.
iCongo, Inc. is a leading provider of hosted e-business systems, solutions and services for a wide range of both business and consumer applications. iCongoÂs core technology is the ICEÂ³ (iCongo Collaborative Exchange) collaborative supply chain enablement platform that allows companies and organizations to collaborate with one another, transact business online with their trading partners and to use marketing tools to market and communicate with their trading partners and potential customers, employees and others.
MediChain is a fully integrated EDI Document Exchange and E-Procurement platform for Healthcare Establishments. It was established in collaboration with iCongo, Inc. and The Quebec Healthcare Procurement and Logistics Association (AQLASS) in order to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of procurement for the healthcare industry in the Province of QuÃ©bec, Canada. Through MediChain, hospitals and other healthcare establishments can eliminate the need to use phone, fax and mail, as well as other manual procedures to place and track purchase orders. MediChain streamlines the entire purchase cycle, from creation of the purchase order to the receipt of the goods and payment of invoices. This results in improved order accuracy and substantially reduced supply chain costs for all involved.
For more information on iCongo and MediChain, please contact:
514.866.2664 ext. 203
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