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Pharmacy systems

SXC provides upgrade to BCs PharmaNet

MILTON, Ont. SXC Health Solutions Corp., a leading provider of pharmacy benefits management services and healthcare IT solutions to the healthcare benefits industry, has announced a $3.0 million software license agreement with the Ministry of Health in the Province of British Columbia for an upgrade to the Provinces PharmaNet System.

The agreement includes a license to use SXCs Drug Information System (DIS). SXCs solution provides government and commercial clients access to proven electronic medication history management and state-of-the-art HL7 Version 3 claims processing technology.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to support the Ministry of Health and the province in their effort to improve the quality of health care and patient safety through this upgrade to PharmaNet, said Gordon Glenn, Chairman and CEO of SXC. This agreement strengthens our long standing relationship with the Ministry, and affirms that our DIS product is suitable for any size jurisdiction in Canada. We look forward to exploring opportunities to participate in other DIS mandates across Canada.

SXCs software will be the core processing engine for health record transactions in the PharmaNet System. The software will add support for the pan-Canadian Electronic Drug (CeRx) Messaging Standard established under the leadership of Canada Health Infoway Inc.

Based on HL7 Version 3, CeRx ensures that the software is transferable and interoperable in other Canadian jurisdictions. This marks the second provincial licensing agreement of SXCs DIS software applications, with the first being on behalf of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

About SXC Health Solutions Corp.
SXC Health Solutions Corp. (formerly Systems Xcellence, Inc.) is a leading provider of pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services and healthcare IT solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The companys product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of software applications, application service provider (ASP) processing services and professional services, designed for many of the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as federal, provincial, and, state and local governments, pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, retail pharmacy chains and other healthcare intermediaries. SXC is based in Lisle, Illinois with locations in; Scottsdale, Arizona; Warminster, Pennsylvania; Alpharetta, Georgia; Milton, Ontario and Victoria, British Columbia. For more information please visit