ePhysician Partners With Certicom to Provide Trusted Security for Innovative Mobile Healthcare Service

Patients Are Assured Medical Data is Secure When Doctors Use the ePhysician Service

ePhysician(TM), the first e-health company to leverage wireless, secure, handheld technology and the Internet to improve patient care, today signed an agreement with Certicom (Nasdaq:CERT and TSE:CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure the highest level of patient confidentiality, and allow physicians to practice safer healthcare when using the ePhysician service.

Using Certicom's trusted elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), ePhysician enables healthcare professionals to safely prescribe medication, schedule patients, view allergy and formulary insurance information, anytime and anywhere through the use of a secure, wireless, Palm(TM) handheld computer and the Internet. Physicians will also be able to order and receive lab results, view patient charges and dictate notes and reports.

"ePhysician has designed its security policies and technology to assure the confidentiality and integrity of patient and physician information," said Stuart Weisman, M.D., CEO and founder of ePhysician. "We chose Certicom because they are the trusted provider of efficient security for the mobile computing environment. In addition, their advanced technology provides the compact security and high processing speed that ePhysician requires."

ePhysician's technology is transforming the way healthcare professionals interact with their patients by helping reduce medical errors, guaranteeing secure transactions and saving patients' time at the pharmacy, lab and beyond.

Certicom designed the security structure for ePhysician and built it on a technology platform that uses high performance ECC encryption. Physicians and patients can be assured that their medical information remains confidential at all times because Certicom uses high-powered ECC to encrypt data on the physician's handheld device and ensures that all information sent wirelessly from the device is protected.

"ePhysician's innovative mobile e-healthcare services is helping the healthcare industry embrace handheld devices," said Rick Dalmazzi, president and CEO of Certicom. "The addition of our trusted, full strength security will give physicians and patients added assurance that their critical and sensitive medical data will not be compromised in a wireless environment."

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