BELLEVUE, WA — April 4, 2006: Edifecs, Inc., the leading provider of B2B solutions for transaction interoperability, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Availity, L.L.C., a leading provider of regional e-health transactions through a single secure internet portal, whereby Availity will license and deploy key components of the Edifecs Healthcare Suite. Availity will use Edifecs SpecBuilder design-time and Edifecs XEngine run-time tools to perform data validation, splitting, routing and XML conversion for health care transactions in both real-time and batch modes.
“Edifecs is extremely proud to have partnered with Availity, an organization that is not only the winner of multiple awards, but also provides technology and thought leadership to the industry,” said Sunny Singh, CEO of Edifecs, Inc. “We are very gratified to have been selected by the Availity team after a rigorous and detailed evaluation process.”
“The Edifecs team was extremely responsive during our evaluation, and the products were thoroughly tested for both functionality and scalability,” said Availity CEO, Julie Klapstein. “Edifecs demonstrated not just the technology, but the knowledge of our business needs that is a critical factor in selecting a technology partner. The speed with which deployment was achieved during the evaluation was very impressive.”
About Availity, L.L.C. — Patients. Not Paperwork.®
Availity optimizes the flow of information between health care providers, health plans and other health care stakeholders through a secure Internet-based exchange. The Availity® Gateway supports both real-time and batch web and electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions, is committed to complying with HIPAA regulations, and has proven to be fast and efficient. Availity is the recipient of the 2005 A.S.A.P. Alliance Innovation Award, 2003 and 2004 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, the 2004 IT Florida Excellence in IT Leadership Award, the 2003 E-Fusion Award, the 2003 TETHIE Award, and the 2003 AstraZeneca-NMHCC Partnership Award. For more information, including an online demonstration of the Availity® Gateway, visit www.availity.com or call 800.AVAILITY (282.4548).
About Edifecs, Inc.
Edifecs helps organizations achieve interoperability and dramatic return on investment by enabling, managing and deriving business value from standard electronic transactions within trading partner communities.
Edifecs products include the Edifecs Healthcare Suite — a set of powerful applications and technologies that reduce friction in the administrative, clinical, financial and pharmaceutical transaction workflows, both within and between healthcare enterprises. The Suite includes business performance management applications that automate and manage the full lifecycle of transactions; from community enablement, to testing and data validation, real-time transaction monitoring, claim repair and reconciliation, facilitating direct connectivity and providing rich transaction analytics.
Edifecs also provides General Industry solutions for guideline authoring, data validation and partner enablement.