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Enloe Medical Center rolls out 7M ASPire to enhance Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and save on hardwarecosts


London and California 7th August 2001 SevenMountains Software announces
that it has successfully completed the pilot phase of a major implementation
of 7M ASPire - the Application Deployment Portal with California based
Enloe Medical Center.


The pilot phase was structured to allow Enloe to implement a proof of
concept exercise, which tested the solution while providing 25 users with
access to six applications with a single sign-on.


Now that the pilot phase has been satisfactorily completed, Enloe plans to
roll out 7M ASPire-enabled applications to all users. A key area that Enloe
wanted to address was the need to provide a single sign-on regime to its
users that would allow them to access any of the 30 applications currently
in use. Another problem that needed addressing was how to overcome the huge
burden presented by the need to keep the software on 700 workstations up to
date.


SevenMountains proposed a phased installation and deployment of 7M ASPire to
allow effective planning, management, and deployment of the product, which
would allow Enloe an opportunity to evaluate 7M ASPire under conditions of
minimal risk.


The next phase will be the rollout of applications that have been enabled
with 7M ASPire, which will allow Enloe to control access to applications and
patient data in a secure manner. This is one of the main issues that Enloe
would have to deal with in order to remain compliant with HIPAA (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations.


The implementation will also enable Enloe to re-utilize workstation hardware
that would otherwise have to be replaced if Enloe had continued to implement
new applications using a thick-client infrastructure.


Scott Hill, Systems Analyst at Enloe comments: The promise that
SevenMountains delivered on is that our users now require only one password
to access many applications and network resources. All of the password and
user information is managed in the background leaving the user to focus on
work.


Hill continues: In addition, the partnership with 7M gives us an
opportunity to review and enhance HIPAA compliance. I can see many benefits
and opportunities coming out of this relationship during the coming months.

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For further information, please contact:


Press and analysts:
Rose Ross
Omarketing
Tel: +44 (0)208 255 5225
E-mail: rose@omarketing.co.uk


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

About HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, also known
as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Bill, was signed into law by President Clinton on
August 21 1996. The prime purpose of the act is to guarantee that people
whose employment circumstances change are ensured of continued health
insurance coverage.

However, amongst other things, the act also requires providers to ensure
that patient data is kept secure and is only accessed by authorised
personnel.

These requirements are set out in a specific section titled Administrative
Simplification, which includes sub-sections that encompass the privacy and
security of patient data and access to individual patient health
information.

These regulations will affect everyone in the health care sector including
insurance companies, physicians and health care support organisations.

About Enloe

Enloe Medical Center, a community owned, non-profit hospital providing
Chico, CA and the North Valley with compassionate healthcare.

The 391-bed facility is a major treatment centre with cutting-edge medical
techniques for cancer therapy and cardiac care.

Enloe also has the area's designated Level II trauma centre serving six
counties. Enloe's many other specialty centres round out a full complement
of healthcare services.

About SevenMountains Software

SevenMountains Software provides the tools that enable enterprises to
centrally manage and administer all of their applications (Windows, Web,
client/server, mainframe, etc.) within a single framework. More information
at http://www.7m.com

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