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QUOVADX MOVING SELECT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS TOWARD HIPAA COMPLIANCE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Mar 5, 2002 - MedUnite Among Large Healthcare Base Using Quovadx Total Business Integration Technology to Meet HIPAA Security, Codeset Requirements

Quovadx, Inc. (Nasdaq: QVDX), a leading provider of Total Business Integration (TBI) software and services, today announced its flagship QDX Enterprise Platform provides the background technology and professional services to help healthcare organizations comply with the federally mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. One of the infrastructure components of the Quovadx Enterprise Platform, QDX Integrator, supports the HIPAA X12 transaction set requirements necessary for compliance, ensures the security of information electronically transmitted by health plans and health providers, and audits specific transactions.

Several select healthcare organizations have already put a Quovadx-focused HIPAA compliance strategy into place. MedUnite, the technology services company developing a real-time Internet-based connectivity platform for the healthcare industry, is using Quovadx's QDX Integrator to translate real-time eligibility/claims status transactions from proprietary formats into the ANSI X12 format, facilitating HIPAA-compliant communications. Quovadx technology enables MedUnite to connect external and internal transactions, resulting in reduced administrative costs and more efficient information delivery to its healthcare clients.

Also, Medibuy, whose comprehensive supply chain solutions integrate healthcare providers with their trading partners to conduct eBusiness, has implemented QDX Integrator to provide certificate-based entity authentication and secure messaging for communicating with trading partners. With QDX Integrator, Medibuy rapidly deploys integration solutions that connect to trading partners' back-end applications and monitors them remotely, thereby enabling more efficient procurement transactions.

Houston's Methodist Health Care System, which includes four hospitals, utilizes Quovadx solutions to create a centralized physician directory. Quovadx will use Madison Information Technologies, Inc.'s ALIGNDEX(R) software's enterprise identity management technology to assist Methodist in linking physician information from across its credentialing applications. The linkage of physician information is designed to position Methodist to implement the national provider identifier when required by the HIPAA legislation.

And Gambro, global medical technology and healthcare company, will use QDX Integrator to automate its EDI claims transactions with payers, and gain HIPAA compliance in the process. Gambro Healthcare has also tested and implemented QDX Integrator for other select projects, including sharing information between disparate databases and transporting EDI transactions between trading partners.

"Quovadx's entire mission is to improve the accuracy and efficiency of online healthcare transactions, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care," said Lorine Sweeney, CEO, Quovadx. "Our total business integration technology makes translating and validating codesets and message formats automatic, meaning top-notch organizations and consortiums can more easily meet HIPAA administrative simplification and security regulations."

About Quovadx

Quovadx, Inc., formerly XCare.net, Inc., is a trusted provider of Total Business Integration (TBI) products and services. The Company provides an end-to-end business infrastructure and integration software suite, as well as end-to-end service capabilities including consulting, transaction hosting, operations management and outsourcing for business-critical applications. Using its XML-based QDX Platform, Quovadx helps more than 1000 organizations in healthcare, media & entertainment, and the public sector streamline business processes, solve difficult process integration challenges, and unlock the value of legacy system investments to achieve rapid return on investments. The Company is headquartered in Englewood, CO, and operates nationally with locations in nine major metropolitan cities in the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.quovadx.com.

ALIGNDEX is a registered trademark of Madison Information Technologies, Inc.

 

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