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AT&T to Deliver Country's First Statewide eHealth Exchange Zone
Date:2/25/2008

Tennessee eHealth Network to Enable Improved Health Care Access and

Collaboration

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leveraging technology to enhance the health care experience for patients and practitioners alike, AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced a major initiative with the State of Tennessee to deliver the country's first statewide health information exchange.

The Tennessee Information Infrastructure eHealth Exchange Zone is being developed to transform how health information is accessed and delivered by the Tennessee care-giving community and, ultimately, to enable increased patient safety, reduced spending and improved quality of care for the state's 6 million residents.

AT&T is actively engaged with the state and health care providers statewide in building the eHealth Exchange Zone. Plans call for eHealth applications to be phased in as participation by health care providers grows.

The AT&T solution features a secure online collaboration center -- a Virtual Private Network (VPN)-based portal -- designed to safely and securely enable such applications as:

-- Prescribing pharmaceuticals online (also known as "ePrescribing").

-- Securing clinical messaging among the state's health care providers.

-- Sharing high-density images, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans.

-- Exchanging patient information via portable health records, which

provides patient profiles, medical history, prescriptions, etc.

-- Delivering telemedicine applications for remote diagnostics and care.

-- Accessing Tennessee Department of Health applications, including the

immunization registry, disease registries, death certificate


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