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May 29, 2014

Healthland Selects Updox as Direct Messaging HISP Partner

The Nation’s Leading Provider of HIT Solutions for Rural and Critical Hospitals Chooses Updox to Satisfy Key Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirement

Dublin, Ohio, May 29, 2014 - Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and CRM solutions for independent physicians, medical practices, hospitals and health systems, announced that Healthland, the nation’s largest provider of integrated solutions for rural community and critical access hospitals, selected Updox as its Health Information Service Provider (HISP). Updox will provide Healthland with Direct Messaging that is integrated with their electronic health record (EHR) solution, delivering a secure method of sharing health information with other providers, hospitals, and partners assisting in care coordination. Direct Messaging is also a required component of meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria.

Through the partnership, Healthland joins the Updox Direct Network (UDN), the largest in the nation built on Direct, with more than 45 EHR vendors, representing 140,000 physicians. The UDN serves a full spectrum of health care, including hospitals, ambulatory, acute care, specialty practices, medical labs, dental practices and small and mid-sized practices, to assist with the transfer of clinical and administrative data. Updox is a proven HISP of choice by offering easy integration, flexible implementation and affordable pricing options.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., software and services from Healthland, including the Centriq EHR solution, help customers share patient information across care settings to coordinate treatment, improve outcomes, and drive patient satisfaction. More information is available at www.healthland.com.

“Our partnership and participation in the Updox Direct Network allows us to provide our customers with a new way to communicate within the health care delivery system,” said Pete Ketchum, Healthland Clinical Product Director. "This allows us to deliver on our commitment to help improve the coordination of care across all care settings in the rural communities we serve.”

Beyond meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria, Updox offers a full communications platform that extends the use of Direct Messaging past Meaningful Use. Direct Messaging can be used as complete messaging service where information can be shared with any other care provider approved to have a Direct email address. Updox continues to develop new ways of using Direct Messaging to support interoperability and extend the value of the technology.

“We welcome Healthland to the Updox Direct Network. Adding hospitals exponentially makes our network more valuable to all of our members. With more than 45 EHR partners already, Updox has a strong foothold on how to use Direct Messaging to support health care integration and coordination,” said Sean Ramsey, president, Updox. “Our partnership with Healthland allows us to help hospitals understand the strategic use of Direct Messaging and how its capabilities can be evolved to take full advantage of this new communications tool."

Hospitals and EHR providers interested how a single platform can manage all their communications and relationships can learn more at http://updox.com/updox-platform/direct/. The Updox platform adds valuable tools and a community of providers to help you offer services to your customers without long and expensive development cycles.

About Updox

Providing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for health care, Updox is the industry leading Physician Connectivity Platform. More than 45 electronic health record (EHR) vendors, representing 140,000 physicians, selected Updox as their Health Information Service Provider (HISP) of choice to be a part of the Updox Direct Network (UDN). With our CRM solutions, independent medical practices can easily manage communications from one inbox, streamline physician relationships, drive collaboration with partners and engage patients – all integrated with the practice’s existing EHR. Practices benefit through improved relationships with patients and other providers, increased revenues, reduced costs, and enhanced business efficiencies.

Updox services are available directly to independent physicians or through partnerships with EHR vendors to help practices run more efficiently, increase revenues and offer patients a more satisfying experience interacting with their providers where they are treated like customers and not numbers. More than 30,000 members have joined Updox to change how medical practices collaborate and share information.

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