DIGIPASS™ Expands Presence in Healthcare Market
Secures Internet Healthcare Administration for ehalthcareasia
HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED integrates DIGIPASS™ strong authentication and digital signature security into electronic healthcare claims processing system.
(NOTE: ehealthcareasia merged with Quality Healthcare in 2002.)
HONG KONG, May 2, 2001 íV HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED, represents DIGIPASS™ Strong Authentication, a network security solution that enable e-banking, e-commerce and corporate remote access, today announced that ehealthcareasia Limited - EHA (www.qhms.com), Asia's first listed group of e-health businesses (HKSE: 835), has selected DIGIPASS™ handheld strong authentication and digital signature security platform to protect its Internet-based healthcare administration services. The contract with EHA further confirms DIGIPASS™ capability to provide online security that meets the unique needs of healthcare organizations around the world.

EHA is drawing on the security expertise and IT services of HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED in implementing a secure, convenient system to serve the needs of Hong Kong's healthcare administrators, providers, and insurers. HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED is a growing systems integrator delivering banking, governmental, and e-business application solutions in Hong Kong as well as mainland China. EHA's DIGIPASS™ integrated systems allow the secure electronic transmission of healthcare billing, claims, and patient eligibility data between providers and payers in the health and insurance industries in a convenient and secure manner.

"Since we are making healthcare information available online, the security and privacy of our customers and their patients are of paramount concern to us," said Philip Callender, Chief Technology Officer of EHA. "By incorporating DIGIPASS™ security as well as advanced encryption into our systems, HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED addressed these issues to our complete satisfaction. Healthcare providers, payers, and other participants can only access the information that they are authorized to view."

Vincent Huang, Sales & Marketing Manager of Horizon Systems, concurred. "DIGIPASS™ advanced authentication solutions are ideal for securing Internet applications such as the one developed by EHA," he noted. "We and our customers are constantly impressed at how easily and affordably DIGIPASS™ security is integrated into core business processes, providing top security at a low total cost of ownership. Our work with EHA further establishes our ability to support the business goals of healthcare organizations by safeguarding the integrity and privacy of patient information."

About HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED
HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED, based in Belgium & Hong Kong, represents DIGIPASS™ security token solutions. The company's extensive knowledge of operational and managerial considerations adds to their technical capacity to define e-banking, e-business and e-commerce solutions that are the right fit for their customers today, and in the long term. With banking, government, and corporate customers, HORIZON SYSTEMS LIMITED is a leading technology firm in the region.
More information is available at www.horizon.hk or www.twohs.com

About ehealthcareasia Ltd.
Listed in Hong Kong, ehealthcareasia íV EHA (HKSE: 835) is Asia's only public group of e-health companies. From its Hong Kong headquarters and its offices in Singapore, Australia and Taiwan, EHA provides tailored services that offer greater efficiency to the Asian healthcare services community.
The company focuses on:
  • Connectivity and Transaction Services - allow health scheme operators and healthcare professionals to show and check a patient's health scheme coverage and eligibility. Provides systems that construct and submit claims for payment to managed care and health insurance companies.
  • Business and Health Professional Technology Solutions - Clinic Management, Clinical Decision Support and Mobile Point-of-Care solutions to help healthcare professionals operate their businesses and increase efficiency.
  • Specialist Medical Equipment - distributing advanced medical equipment.
  • Business Partnering Services - service and product marketing for healthcare insurance companies and financial services for healthcare professionals.
    Visit EHA's regional web sites www.qhms.com (South East Asia) and www.medweb.com.au (Australia), which deliver further information and healthcare content for medical professionals and the general public.

  • Tel.:+852 · 3107 0001
    Fax:+852 · 3107 0009
    Email:[email protected]
    URL:www.horizon.hk
    Address:28/F, Soundwill Plaza
    38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, HONG KONG