MEDIA ADVISORY

Highmark selects Verizon to help develop first statewide health information exchange

 

What:

Highmark Inc. will announce an agreement with Verizon to deploy and manage the technology infrastructure for Highmark's new health information exchange (HIE).  The HIE will soon link numerous western Pennsylvania-area health care organizations.

 

 

Why:

HIEs are designed to overcome the long-standing obstacle of incompatible health IT platforms and software used to store patient data. By enabling the sharing of patient clinical data, the technology helps enable the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.

 

 

When:

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

 

3 p.m. EST   (NOTE: THIS NEWS IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.)

 

 

Where:

Audio News Conference

 

Toll-Free Number: 800-369-2055

 

Pass Code: 0420#

 

Net Conference Information

 

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

 

Conference Number: PG6271473

 

Passcode: 0420

 

Direct Access Net Conference Information

 

https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PG6271473&p=0420&t=c  

 

 

Contact:

Aaron Billger

Kevin W. Irland

 

Highmark Inc.

Verizon

 

(412) 544-7826 (w) 

(703) 886-1117 (w)

 

(412) 818-4373 (c) 

(202) 360-2949 (c)

 

[email protected] 

[email protected]

 

/PRNewswire -- Feb. 20, 2012/

SOURCE Highmark Inc.

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