Kryptiq Introduces New Physician Office Web Portal

February 23, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- (HIMSS Conference & Exhibition) -- Kryptiq Corp. announced today that it has released a new Web portal designed to improve communication between physicians and their patients. CareCatalyst(TM) is the first

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- (HIMSS Conference & Exhibition) -- Kryptiq Corp. announced today that it has released a new Web portal designed to improve communication between physicians and their patients. CareCatalyst(TM) is the first secure online system specifically designed to complement the daily workflow of physicians and their staff. CareCatalyst integrates with electronic medical record and practice management systems and automatically updates patients' online interactions in real-time to ensure the most up-to-date information is available at the point of care at all times.

CareCatalyst provides patients online access to their personal health information, as well as 24-hour access to online services, such as appointment scheduling, eVisits, bill payment, referral requests, and prescription renewals. The solution is aimed at strengthening patient-physician communication and optimizing the clinics' workflow to improve the portability of patient records, reduce clinic dependency on the phone, increase staff efficiency, improve delivery of care to patients and provide patients direct access to their personal health records.

"We are continually looking for ways to improve the quality of the interaction we have with our patients and to increase collaboration between our physicians and outside specialists," said Jill Arena, chief operations officer at GreenField Health System in Portland, Ore. "By adding the CareCatalyst solution to our network, we'll be able to utilize the data that resides in our electronic medical records system to provide individualized care to patients via our Web site. CareCatalyst's ability to integrate with our EMR will enable true portability of health records and allow our doctors to interact with patients even more productively than they do today."

CareCatalyst functions as a stand-alone Web presence for a clinic or it can be added as a secure area of an existing Web site. It supports customization, configuration, and content administration without complex programming. Most significantly, CareCatalyst allows structured patient data created from online interactions to be stored directly in the patient's chart in the EMR. At GreenField, for example, the staff still has to manually cut and paste lab results from the EMR to forward them to patients or consulting physicians. Arena stated that CareCatalyst will allow the GreenField physicians to send labs and other clinical information directly from the EMR using secure email, making the communication process much more efficient.

"Kryptiq is committed to helping patients receive the best and most efficient care possible by enabling critical health information to be accessed where and when it is needed," said Luis Machuca, president and CEO of Kryptiq. "By integrating secure communication technologies with existing clinical systems, CareCatalyst presents a significant step toward making a completely wired medical practice a reality for our customers and the market."

About Kryptiq Corporation

Kryptiq is the leading provider of workflow connectivity solutions for healthcare. Kryptiq streamlines healthcare communications among patients, providers and payers with automation, contract management, and secure messaging technologies. By integrating these solutions with existing systems and applications, Kryptiq enables the trusted transport of health information where and when it is needed. Kryptiq's fast growing customer base includes well-known providers and payers, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Providence Health Systems, Capital Region Healthcare, Austin Diagnostic Clinic, and Michigan State University. For more information, visit the company on the Web at http://www.kryptiq.com/.

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CONTACT: Lisa MacKenzie of MacKenzie Marketing Group, lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com, or +1-503-225-0725, for Kryptiq Corporation.

Kryptiq Corporation

CONTACT: Lisa MacKenzie of MacKenzie Marketing Group,
lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com, or +1-503-225-0725, for Kryptiq Corporation

Web site: http://www.kryptiq.com/