SOURCE: iSoft Corporation

August 23, 2005 07:00 ET

iSoft Corporation and BruckEdwards, Inc. Partner to Provide a CSOS-Compliant Solution and Industry-Leading CSOS Services

Partnership Provides Unequaled CSOS Expertise to Manage Liability and Ensure DEA Regulatory Compliance

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- iSoft Corporation (www.isoft.com), a leading provider of secure file transfer and enterprise connectivity software, and BruckEdwards, Inc., a professional services organization dedicated to helping clients improve and modernize business processes through the intelligent application of advanced security technologies, today announce a strategic partnership focused on helping pharmaceutical suppliers and purchasers comply with the DEA's new electronic Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS).

Working together, iSoft and BruckEdwards provide the industry's best CSOS-compliant solution combined with unequaled CSOS implementation expertise. By delivering a broad range of services including strategic planning, CSOS compliance reviews, customer enrollment support, and training, BruckEdwards gives DEA registrants the tools and knowledge needed to successfully implement and operate the DEA's CSOS. The BruckEdwards and iSoft partnership ensures that organizations will be operationally compliant with DEA's CSOS regulations.

The iSoft e222 application provides a complete turnkey CSOS-compliant solution that enables pharmacies, healthcare providers, suppliers, and distributors to electronically manage the order and fulfillment of controlled substances.

The iSoft e222 application creates an electronic equivalent of the DEA paper Form 222 (e222), supports digital signatures, and provides a secure, reliable foundation for managing transactions between buyers, suppliers, and the DEA's CSOS, eliminating the manual processing of Form 222.

BruckEdwards Inc. specializes in helping pharmaceutical suppliers and purchasers implement and comply with the DEA's CSOS by providing strategic consulting, implementation review, as well as purchaser enrollment support and training.

As program director and chief architect of the DEA's CSOS program during its 6-year development lifecycle, company co-founder Steven Bruck brings unequaled understanding of the DEA's regulations and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) expertise to BruckEdwards' customer engagements. Mr. Bruck managed and played an integral part in the development of the CSOS system including: system architecture and design, certificate policy, X.509 v3 certificate profile and regulatory support.

"Through our partnership with BruckEdwards, we are pleased to not only provide our customers a CSOS-compliant solution, but the CSOS services necessary to help companies ensure DEA regulatory compliance," said Roy Hogsed, president and CEO, iSoft Corporation. "BruckEdwards's unequaled understanding of the DEA's regulations helps companies eliminate the worries associated with establishing new business processes to ensure DEA compliance."

"Our partnership with iSoft immediately provides iSoft's many clients with access to the unparalleled PKI expertise and CSOS advisory services of BruckEdwards," said Steve Bruck, co-founder and president, BruckEdwards, Inc. "Together, we have put together a powerful team with the resources to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of CSOS integration and DEA compliance validation services."

About BruckEdwards

BruckEdwards, Inc. is a professional services organization dedicated to helping clients improve and modernize business processes through the intelligent application of advanced security technologies and Public Key infrastructure (PKI). We specialize in securely automating transactions that have historically resisted automation, either because of data security concerns, a reliance on a traditional wet signature, or regulatory requirements. We leverage our founder's direct involvement with the development of the DEA's Controlled Substance ordering System (CSOS) -- as chief architect and program director -- and our unique insight into the complexities of the DEA's regulations to deliver unparalleled CSOS program support to supply chain clients. BruckEdwards also provides tailored solutions for E-pedigree, and a comprehensive suite of Pharmaceutical PKI planning and implementation services. For more information on BruckEdwards, visit www.BruckEdwards.com.

About iSoft Corporation

iSoft Corporation, a premier provider of secure file transfer and enterprise connectivity software, specializes in connectivity solutions that leverage the Internet to improve business performance. Its flagship product, iSoft Commerce Suite, is a comprehensive, component-based connectivity solution for Global 5000 customers requiring a robust, centrally managed, IP-based communications infrastructure to manage the movement of information, securely and reliably, between internal enterprise systems and those of their customers, suppliers and other business partners. Adaptable to meet the dynamic needs of business, iSoft Commerce Suite integrates with existing back-end systems and is flexible to meet the business and technical demands of an organization's internal customers and external community of business partners. iSoft customers are from a cross section of industries such as consumer packaged goods, distribution, electronics, entertainment, high-tech manufacturing, pharmaceutical and retail and include some of the world's most recognized brands such as Coty, Inc., D & K Healthcare Resources, Inc., Epson, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC, L'Oreal, McLane Companies, McQueary Brothers Wholesale Drug Company, Paramount Pictures, The Purdue Pharma Company, Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc., Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wyeth. For more information on iSoft Corporation, visit www.isoft.com.

iSoft Corporation, Commerce Suite and iSoft e222 are trademarks of iSoft Corporation. All other names, brands or products referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information