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University of Colorado Health Uses Zix Email Encryption to Protect Patient Health Information and Alleviate HIPAA Headaches

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, announced that University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) has selected Zix® Email Encryption to provide consolidated, secure email across its entire healthcare system. UCHealth consists of Memorial Health System, Poudre Valley Health System, and University of Colorado Hospital. By using Zix Email Encryption, UCHealth can communicate securely across its organization and with its partners and patients to protect patient privacy and meet the regulatory requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

“We have very close partnerships with other healthcare organizations that provide services to mutual patients,” said Fernando Pedroza, UCHealth’s Chief Information Security Officer. “Zix Email Encryption gives us a convenient and transparent way to securely communicate patient data across our regional hospitals and to other outside partners.”

UCHealth leverages ZixCorp’s sophisticated policy filters to automatically scan and encrypt sensitive information, such as personal health information, if it is detected in the email subject, message or attachments. The policies and automatic scanning enable 18,000 UCHealth users to protect email and maintain focus on providing quality patient care.

ZixCorp supports HIPAA and security compliance within healthcare companies and understands the requirements for email. ZixCorp also reduces the IT compliance, training, and staffing requirements for hospitals and other health care providers.

“UCHealth is a prestigious healthcare organization, and its trust in ZixCorp is a great endorsement for our email encryption solution,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue to expand our presence in the healthcare industry, our service becomes easier and easier for our user community due to the ever increasing transparency in the Zix Encryption Network.”

About University of Colorado Health

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, University of Colorado Hospital and Colorado Health Medical Group, a network of more than 40 medical clinics, into one organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. For more information, visit https://www.uchealth.org.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

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