SXC provides upgrade to BC’s 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 Province’s PharmaNet System.
The agreement includes a license to use SXC’s Drug Information System (DIS).
SXC’s 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
SXC’s 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 SXC’s 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 company’s 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 www.sxc.com.