HealthNexis Joins the Coalition for Healthcare E-Standards

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Coalition for Healthcare eStandards

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Healthcare
 eStandards, a group focused on creating, driving and adopting e-commerce
 standards, announced today that HealthNexis, formerly the New Health Exchange,
 a provider of technology and information solutions to the healthcare supply
 chain, has become its newest member.
     The Coalition for Healthcare eStandards was formed in June 2000 by leading
 healthcare group purchasing organizations and e-commerce companies to ensure
 that the cost savings promised by e-commerce will not be compromised by
 multiple, inconsistent data standards in the industry. HealthNexis has joined
 the Coalition as a core member and serves on the Board of Directors.
     "HealthNexis and the Coalition share a common goal -- to develop and
 encourage adoption of industry-wide, open data standards that will help drive
 inefficiencies out of the healthcare supply chain and deliver significant cost
 saving opportunities to all healthcare industry participants," said David
 Hurley, CEO of HealthNexis. "We are pleased to join the Coalition's industry
 leading e-commerce and group purchasing organizations in this important
 initiative."
     "HealthNexis brings e-business expertise and an understanding of the
 issues and complexities involved in making e-commerce a reality for the
 healthcare supply chain," said Joe Pleasant, Coalition Chairman of the Board
 and Chief Information Officer at Premier. "HealthNexis can help the Coalition
 both develop and drive adoption of data standards that are the basis for more
 efficient interactions between healthcare trading partners," added John Burks,
 Coalition Board Treasurer and Senior Vice President at Novation.
     Founded by four of the nation's largest healthcare companies --
 AmeriSource Health Corporation (NYSE:   AAS), Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH),
 Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE:   FSH), and McKesson HBOC, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MCK) -- HealthNexis provides infrastructure and technology solutions
 that streamline the complex business processes necessary to transmit, process,
 aggregate, verify and maintain product and contract data. The company offers a
 single point of access to an integrated set of products and services including
 a Transaction Clearinghouse, Product Data Manager, Contract Data Manager and
 Data Services. HealthNexis released its Transaction Clearinghouse in March
 2001. Its Product Data Manager is scheduled for release in early June 2001.
 
     About the Coalition for Healthcare eStandards
     The Coalition for Healthcare eStandards is a group of leading healthcare
 purchasers, suppliers and distributors advocating for the adoption of uniform
 industry standards for supply chain transactions over the Internet. Formed in
 June 2000, members of the Coalition include Consorta, empactHealth.com,
 Healthtrust Purchasing Group, Insource Health Services, MedAssets.com,
 MedCenterDirect.com, medibuy.com, Neoforma, Novation, Premier Purchasing
 Partners, LP and HealthNexis. This group represents nearly 70 percent of the
 healthcare providers in the United States.  Visit http://www.CHeStandards.org
 for more information about the Coalition.
 
     About HealthNexis
     HealthNexis, formerly the New Health Exchange, was founded in April 2000
 by four of the nation's largest healthcare companies: AmeriSource Health
 Corporation (NYSE:   AAS), Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH), Fisher Scientific
 International Inc. (NYSE:   FSH), and McKesson HBOC, Inc. (NYSE:   MCK). The
 company provides information and technology solutions to healthcare
 manufacturers, distributors and purchasing organizations. Its technology and
 information solutions increase supply chain efficiency by centralizing and
 standardizing the processes required to transmit, process and manage product,
 contract and transaction data.  For more information about HealthNexis and its
 founders, please visit http://www.healthnexis.com.
 
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Healthcare
 eStandards, a group focused on creating, driving and adopting e-commerce
 standards, announced today that HealthNexis, formerly the New Health Exchange,
 a provider of technology and information solutions to the healthcare supply
 chain, has become its newest member.
     The Coalition for Healthcare eStandards was formed in June 2000 by leading
 healthcare group purchasing organizations and e-commerce companies to ensure
 that the cost savings promised by e-commerce will not be compromised by
 multiple, inconsistent data standards in the industry. HealthNexis has joined
 the Coalition as a core member and serves on the Board of Directors.
     "HealthNexis and the Coalition share a common goal -- to develop and
 encourage adoption of industry-wide, open data standards that will help drive
 inefficiencies out of the healthcare supply chain and deliver significant cost
 saving opportunities to all healthcare industry participants," said David
 Hurley, CEO of HealthNexis. "We are pleased to join the Coalition's industry
 leading e-commerce and group purchasing organizations in this important
 initiative."
     "HealthNexis brings e-business expertise and an understanding of the
 issues and complexities involved in making e-commerce a reality for the
 healthcare supply chain," said Joe Pleasant, Coalition Chairman of the Board
 and Chief Information Officer at Premier. "HealthNexis can help the Coalition
 both develop and drive adoption of data standards that are the basis for more
 efficient interactions between healthcare trading partners," added John Burks,
 Coalition Board Treasurer and Senior Vice President at Novation.
     Founded by four of the nation's largest healthcare companies --
 AmeriSource Health Corporation (NYSE:   AAS), Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH),
 Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE:   FSH), and McKesson HBOC, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MCK) -- HealthNexis provides infrastructure and technology solutions
 that streamline the complex business processes necessary to transmit, process,
 aggregate, verify and maintain product and contract data. The company offers a
 single point of access to an integrated set of products and services including
 a Transaction Clearinghouse, Product Data Manager, Contract Data Manager and
 Data Services. HealthNexis released its Transaction Clearinghouse in March
 2001. Its Product Data Manager is scheduled for release in early June 2001.
 
     About the Coalition for Healthcare eStandards
     The Coalition for Healthcare eStandards is a group of leading healthcare
 purchasers, suppliers and distributors advocating for the adoption of uniform
 industry standards for supply chain transactions over the Internet. Formed in
 June 2000, members of the Coalition include Consorta, empactHealth.com,
 Healthtrust Purchasing Group, Insource Health Services, MedAssets.com,
 MedCenterDirect.com, medibuy.com, Neoforma, Novation, Premier Purchasing
 Partners, LP and HealthNexis. This group represents nearly 70 percent of the
 healthcare providers in the United States.  Visit http://www.CHeStandards.org
 for more information about the Coalition.
 
     About HealthNexis
     HealthNexis, formerly the New Health Exchange, was founded in April 2000
 by four of the nation's largest healthcare companies: AmeriSource Health
 Corporation (NYSE:   AAS), Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH), Fisher Scientific
 International Inc. (NYSE:   FSH), and McKesson HBOC, Inc. (NYSE:   MCK). The
 company provides information and technology solutions to healthcare
 manufacturers, distributors and purchasing organizations. Its technology and
 information solutions increase supply chain efficiency by centralizing and
 standardizing the processes required to transmit, process and manage product,
 contract and transaction data.  For more information about HealthNexis and its
 founders, please visit http://www.healthnexis.com.
 
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