SOURCE: Bluegate Corp.

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Emerging Growth Research Announces Availability of New Report -- Information Technology in the Physician's Office and Bluegate Corp.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Emerging Growth Research, LLP today announced availability of its new research report on the implementation of information technology in the physician's office and Bluegate Corp. (OTCBB: BGAT). The report analyzes the developing trend for hospital administrators to assist their affiliated physicians in implementing electronic medical records, HIPAA-compliant networking and other advanced information technologies.

With American healthcare costs continuing to spiral out of control at a rate significantly ahead of general inflation, the US federal government has identified the primitive state of information technology systems within the healthcare industry, especially the mainly paper-based systems within the physician's office, as one of the most significant issues facing the healthcare industry. The Bush administration and several agencies of the government are aggressively promoting the use of electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions as an alternative to these largely paper-based systems, in an effort to reduce costs within the overall healthcare system and to improve overall patient care.

While there is widespread desire among physicians to implement electronic medical record technology, most are concerned about the implementation costs and the ongoing support requirements. Although hospital administrators have long wished to purchase and to provide ongoing technical support for such technologies on behalf of physicians, in order to increase referrals to their hospitals, federal law prior to October 2006 generally prohibited such transactions from taking place. With the recent change in federal law, many hospital administrators are actively seeking solutions in conjunction with Bluegate Corp. to assist their best customers -- the physicians who refer patients to their facilities -- to implement advanced technologies such as electronic medical records within the physician's office.

About Emerging Growth Research, LLP

Emerging Growth Research, LLP is an independent Wall Street research firm specializing in the technology markets. The firm specializes in informing investors of trends in the emerging technology markets and identifying leading companies targeting these trends. Information about the firm and a copy of the research report referenced above can be acquired at info@emerginggrowth.com.

About Bluegate Corp.

Bluegate provides the nation's only Medical Grade Network that allows hospitals and physicians to achieve physician and clinical integration by communicating in a secure private environment, improving patient care. As a leader in the healthcare industry of outsourced IT solutions and remote management services, Bluegate provides hospitals and physicians with a single source solution for all clinical integration and IT needs. Additionally, Bluegate provides IT consulting through its professional services division and HIPAA-compliant, turnkey managed security services and interoperability solutions across its Medical Grade Network for hospitals, physicians and other healthcare facilities. For further information, visit www.Bluegate.com.

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    Emerging Growth Research, LLP:
    Ren Vaughan
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    Emerging Growth Research, LLP
    (415) 710-5464

    Bluegate Corp.:
    George Sharp
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    Bluegate Corp.
    (713) 686-1100