CoSign Digital Signatures Enhance Alaska Sleep Clinic Drive towards Paperless Systems and HIPAA Compliance

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ARX, Inc. (Algorithmic Research), a global provider of standards-based digital signatures (electronic signatures) and information assurance solutions, has implemented a CoSign® digital-signature solution at sleep disorder diagnosis provider, Alaska Sleep Clinic, Inc. (ASC).

Furthermore, ASC is growing rapidly through acquisition of sleep centers, and leveraging common resources (i.e. IT infrastructure) is essential for integrating the new centers into their existing business processes smoothly and cost effectively

ARX, Inc. (Algorithmic Research), a global provider of standards-based digital signatures (electronic signatures) and information assurance solutions, has implemented a CoSign® digital-signature solution at sleep disorder diagnosis provider, Alaska Sleep Clinic, Inc. (ASC).

CoSign is ARX's non-forgeable, simple-to-use, standards-based digital-signature solution that allows users to digitally sign documents, records, files, forms, and other electronic transactions.
With ASC implementing electronic (vs. paper) records that can quickly and easily be moved and shared among their multiple sleep centers the need for a digital signature solution was identified early on to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations. Today CoSign is being used by physicians to digitally sign various reports and evaluations, primarily in Microsoft® Word format, at sleep laboratories in Alaska.

"ASC has been dedicated to building an infrastructure that gives physicians and technicians, residing in multiple locations, the ability to immediately address and resolve activities and testing on individuals," said Kevin Asp, Alaska Sleep Clinic, Inc. Consequently, expediting client resolution and internal processes, as well as cost savings were major drivers for implementing an electronic signature solution.

"Furthermore, ASC is growing rapidly through acquisition of sleep centers, and leveraging common resources (i.e. IT infrastructure) is essential for integrating the new centers into their existing business processes smoothly and cost effectively," he adds. "CoSign also fits well with our existing Citrix environment and gives ASC consistent digital signatures services for all acquired sites as well as easily meeting the demands of any of our future acquisitions."

"ASC’s decision to move forward with CoSign was driven, in no small part, by CoSign’s compliance with HIPAA regulations, as well as its ability to enable rapid deployment across multiple sites, from Texas to Alaska," said Rodd Schlerf, Life Science Practice Manager at ARX. CoSign enables users to sign multiple document-format types with just a click of the mouse, resulting in seamless user adoption and fast deployments. In the future, ASC wants to conduct clinical trials and sleep studies and sees CoSign as a valuable tool to successfully enable this process.

About Alaska Sleep Clinic, Inc.
With locations throughout Alaska, Alaska Sleep Clinic's highly trained professionals, including Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants work together under the direction of Board-Certified Sleep Physician Dr. William Lucht to bring Alaskans everywhere the restful, restorative sleep they need. For more information please visit http://www.alaskasleep.com

About CoSign
CoSign by ARX is a standards-based digital signature (electronic signature) solution. Signing and sealing electronic documents with CoSign will immediately expedite business processes, reduce costs, increase security and help organizations comply with regulations. CoSign digital signatures are based on standard PKI technology, guaranteeing signer authenticity, data integrity and the non-repudiation of electronic documents.

CoSign supports all major applications and file formats (Word, Excel®, Outlook®, PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD, InfoPath and many more). With a rapid deployment, unique centralized approach, built-in integration with an organization's existing user-management directory systems, and extensive 3rd party application support, CoSign guarantees a quick ROI. For more information please visit http://www.arx.com/products/cosign.php.

About ARX Inc. (Algorithmic Research)
ARX has 20 years of experience assisting life sciences, healthcare, financial institutions, governmental organizations and commercial sectors to secure and streamline their processes and transactions. The company is a leading global provider of standards-based digital signature and information assurance solutions. ARX offers a wide range of high-end and state-of-the-art products and services designed to simplify, secure, and accelerate electronic transactions. ARX products are easy to use and simple to deploy, combining software and hardware solutions for small, medium and large business environments. ARX Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Algorithmic Research Ltd., which went through an MBO process from Cylink Corp, today SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFNT). For more information, visit http://www.arx.com.

CoSign® is a registered trademark of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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