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Availity Chooses Inflow for Accessible and Reliable Managed Solutions; Leading E-Health Provider Looks to IT Outsourcing Leader to Support Growth
[October 06, 2004]

Availity Chooses Inflow for Accessible and Reliable Managed Solutions; Leading E-Health Provider Looks to IT Outsourcing Leader to Support Growth

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 6, 2004 -- Today, Inflow-Atlanta, the quality provider of outsourced technology services, announced the addition of new customer Availity, L.L.C., a leading provider of e-health transaction services. Availity optimizes the flow of information between health care providers, health plans and other health care stakeholders through a secure, collaborative Internet-based exchange, thus removing administrative inefficiencies, reducing costs and improving the patient experience in the health care system.



"As a leader in e-health transactions, Availity requires a high level of accessibility, security and reliability for their mission-critical applications," said Mark Scully, general manager for Inflow-Atlanta. "Availity took an extremely disciplined approach per the methodology and process by which they selected an outsourced IT provider, and we're pleased our comprehensive solutions and process & automation focus matched their requirements."

In 2003, Availity recognized its business was growing quickly and needed a vendor that could keep up with the rapid pace of today's demanding health care service needs. Additionally, Availity needed the latest and fastest servers to better handle the hundreds of thousands of transactions it manages on a daily basis.


Inflow possessed this desired level of success, with a more than 2300% revenue growth rate in the last five years and a total of seven years serving major companies including Comcast, CareerBuilder.com, Cisco Learning Institute and many others. Inflow differentiates itself from its competitors by providing process-focused operations including an ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System; state-of-the-art facilities, systems and technologies; technical support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and a proprietary operational management system, FlowTrack(TM), to automate processes and ensure responsiveness. From this alliance, Availity will benefit from real-time access to their critical data, providing constituent accessibility on demand.

"Inflow's services coincide with our current objectives of using a cost-effective method for outsourced IT in a manner which allows Availity to continue its exponential growth and increase functionality to our customers," said Jon McBride, Availity's chief technology officer. "The end result of this relationship is projected to be a tremendous increase in the accessibility and overall availability of our application."

About Inflow, Inc.

Inflow, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Inflow is an ISO 9001:2000 certified provider currently serving more than 950 customers from its network of 13 data centers across the United States. Leveraging its expertise in application, network and datacenter management, the company is able to deliver reliable, secure, scalable, and cost-effective outsourcing solutions. Core services are offered within Inflow's three primary lines of business: Application and Infrastructure Management, Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery, and IT Consulting. Inflow's solutions help customers increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance productivity. For more information on Inflow, please visit www.inflow.com or call 877-2INFLOW. For more information on Inflow-Atlanta, please contact Mark Scully at 404-898-9118 or [email protected].

About Availity -- Patients. Not paperwork.(R)

Availity optimizes the flow of information between health care providers, health plans and other health care stakeholders through a secure Internet-based exchange. The Availity(R) Gateway supports both real-time web and batch electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions, is committed to complying with HIPAA regulations, and has proven to be fast and efficient. Availity health plan transactions are free to providers. Value-added services include credentialing data maintenance, also free to providers, and online prescription refill authorizations. Availity is the recipient of the 2004 ITFlorida Excellence in IT Leadership for NE Florida Award, the 2003 eHealthcare Leadership Award, the 2003 E-Fusion Award, the 2003 TETHIE Award and the 2003 AstraZeneca-NMHCC Partnership Award. For more information, including an online demonstration of the Availity Gateway, visit www.availity.com or call 1-800-AVAILITY (282-4548).

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