Edifecs Announces Its 'Unified Channel(TM)' Vision for Healthcare

Jan 22, 2010, 11:00 ET from Edifecs, Inc.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Edifecs, Inc., the proven leader in HIPAA 5010 and Healthcare Channel Modernization solutions, announced its "Unified Channel™" vision for healthcare organizations. The Edifecs Unified Channel™ vision is realized with three product lines – Edifecs Unified Testing™, Edifecs Unified Compliance™ and Edifecs Unified Visibility™.

"Our vision is to help our customers use Edifecs products to process transactions using a single set of testing, compliance and visibility tools, irrespective of the channel that the transactions are conducted from," said Sunny Singh, Edifecs CEO. "The Unified Channel™ vision allows our customers to achieve operational efficiencies, remain competitive and stay up-to-date with compliance requirements," Singh added.

In the healthcare industry, enterprises are exchanging business information through a variety of channels, both electronic and non-electronic. New point tools, processes, repositories, workflows and reporting capabilities have been added over time to handle each new channel that processes transactions. The result is that each additional channel adds a layer of complexity and redundancy that impairs the ability of an organization to remain efficient and agile.

Edifecs' Unified Channel™ vision is to enable customers to use a common set of processes and tools regardless of the channel utilized for the transaction. The Unified Channel™ - enabled by Unified Testing™, Unified Compliance™ and Unified Visibility™ product lines allows customers to define, validate, test and gain visibility into healthcare transactions for all channels.

Edifecs Unified Testing™ combines capabilities of the Edifecs SpecBuilder (SB) and Edifecs Ramp Management (RM) products. SB enables creation, editing and internal testing of guidelines. These guidelines are used in RM to allow trading partners to self-test using a self-service portal.

Edifecs Unified Compliance™ combines capabilities of the Edifecs SpecBuilder (SB) and Edifecs XEngine (XE) products. Edifecs SpecBuilder enables creation, editing and internal testing of guidelines; these guidelines are used in XE to validate, route, split, translate, enrich and aggregate transactions.

Edifecs Unified Visibility™ combines capabilities of the Edifecs XEngine and Edifecs Transaction Management (TM) products. XE validates, routes, splits, translates and aggregates transactions. Results of processing by XE are available in TM to enable deep insight and intelligence into the transactions.

About Edifecs, Inc.

An industry leader since 1996, Edifecs provides healthcare software and solutions that automate exchange of information between health plans, hospitals, pharmacy benefit managers and other healthcare organizations. Edifecs' healthcare offerings enable compliance with current mandates, improve governance through enhanced end-to-end visibility and enhance operational efficiency by reducing costs.

Edifecs has more than 350 healthcare customers (that include Blue Plans, Medicaid, State and Federal agencies, Healthcare Providers) and partners such as IBM, Oracle, TIBCO, Informatica and Axway.

Edifecs has been recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington State, 100 Best Places to Work for in Washington State, and Inc.5000 fastest growing private companies in the US. Edifecs' CEO is an award winning business leader (FORTY UNDER 40). Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

Company website: www.edifecs.com

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