Emdeon Ranked First in Electronic Prescribing Interoperability and EHR Vendor Support for CPOE; Prepares for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

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Emdeon Clinical Exchange customers now have access to interactive prescribing
resources from Physicians' Desk Reference® (PDR®)
NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  March 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading
provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical
information exchange solutions, recently ranked first place in two separate
industry surveys. Emdeon received first place rankings in overall vendor
preference for interoperability, integration and connectivity in the Black Book
Rankings  2013 State of Electronic Prescribing Industry, as well as overall EHR
vendor support for Meaningful Use and computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
support in the Black Book Rankings  2013 Overall Best EHR Functionality

"Emdeon has created broad interoperability for the exchange of health
information," said Lathe Bigler, senior director of clinical services for
Emdeon.  "Our network reaches approximately 90% of hospitals and physicians and
virtually all pharmacies and payers. We are extremely pleased to be recognized
by our customers for offering a breadth of interoperable solutions, including
prescription, laboratory and radiology ordering systems, designed to help
simplify the business of healthcare."

In addition, Emdeon continues to invest in and expand its information exchange
capabilities and today announced that Emdeon Clinical Exchange  customers now
have access to the interactive prescribing resources from PDR Network,
publishers of the  Physicians' Desk Reference, PDR, one of the most trusted
names in drug information. Emdeon has integrated PDR BRIEF and other resources
to provide critical drug information within the ePrescribing workflow. The
implementation of the PDR solutions offers Emdeon customers access to on-screen
drug reference guides, search-on-demand databases of drug labeling and safety
information, and provides the ability to report adverse drug events all from
within Emdeon Clinical Exchange.

"Our integration within the Emdeon Clinical Exchange ePrescribe workflow allows
healthcare providers to access critical healthcare information to provide
optimal patient care," said  Andrew Gelman, senior vice president of corporate
development for PDR Network. "By placing updated drug information, safety
alerts, medication adherence and product support programs at the point of care,
we are increasing functionality and safety to meet the needs of Emdeon providers
and their patients."

Finally, Emdeon also announced that its ePrescribing network currently supports
the Accredited Standards Development Organization (ANSI), National Council for
Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT XML version 10.6, which includes
specific requirements to support Meaningful Use Stage 2. The Meaningful Use
Stage 2 final rules define a common dataset for summary of care records,
including how structured and coded data is to be formatted uniformly and sent
securely between healthcare providers. Emdeon is proactively set to meet these
requirements of transmitting electronic prescribing and clinical health
information in the NCPDP 10.6 format and is believed to be the only national
electronic prescribing network currently prepared to meet Stage 2 Meaningful

About Emdeon
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and
clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers and
patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's offerings integrate and
automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider
customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's
comprehensive suite of solutions, which are designed to easily integrate with
existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency,
reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue
and payment cycle and clinical information exchange processes. For more
information, visit  www.emdeon.com.

"Physicians' Desk Reference" and "PDR" are registered trademarks of PDR Network,

SOURCE  Emdeon Inc.

Amanda Woodhead, Emdeon Media Relations, +1-615-932-3863, awoodhead@emdeon.com

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