Commport Enters Strategic Partnership With TELUS to Expand EDI and Healthcare IT Services in Canada

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AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - Commport Communications International, Inc., a leader in B2B document and data management services within the Canadian marketplace, today announced a strategic partnership with TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada. Together, TELUS and Commport will market and promote the Assure Data Exchange (ADX) document management services as well as Global Data Synchronization (GDSN) in the Canadian healthcare industry through Commport''s CommCARE Health Solutions.

Under this arrangement, Commport will host, manage and support the TELUS ADX community including those members who participate in the CareNET set of EDI standards. ADX is a perfect fit for Commport Communications'' existing suite of electronic business document exchange services enabling service provider specialization while increasing the availability of standardized document exchange and data management services for the Canadian enterprise and healthcare sectors.

Commport''s strong Canadian presence in both Electronic Data Intercahnge (EDI) and GS1 certified data synchronization were important factors in the formation of the partnership. "The transactional data that is managed by Commport is secure within Canadian facilities which are of particular importance when managing the document exchange within the Canadian healthcare and financial communities." said Dave Ralph, CEO of Commport. 

"Partnering with Commport is a natural fit for TELUS," said Paul Lepage, President TELUS Health and Payment Solutions. "By providing innovative technologies and applications such as Commport''s EDI solution to move information securely and connect all stakeholders, TELUS Health empowers customers to manage and share more meaningful information, which ultimately, drives better health outcomes"

A particularly exciting expansion opportunity is realized through this partnership by combining ADX, the technology backbone that supports the CareNET document exchange platform, and Commport''s CGS Datapool Services, a GS1 GDSN certified data pool supporting the international GS1 standards for product data management. CGS Datapool Services is strongly positioned to provide a single and secure validation touch point to both the ADX and CareNET communities by leveraging GS1 GDSN''s Global Standards. Through this new alliance, TELUS and Commport will work together to support the many GS1 Global Healthcare initiatives in an effort to decrease supply chain management costs through the adoption, exchange and use of accurate and standardized product information moving freely from global suppliers through the GDSN.

About Commport Communications International, inc.

Since 1985, Commport Communications International, inc. has been a leading provider in innovative technologies that leverages integration, collaboration and automation to deliver true value in business to business supply chains. Commport is a privately owned corporation and is the only provider in the world positioned to offer full service Value Added Network, EDI, translation and GDSN data synchronization services to both the demand side and the supply side of the trading partnership. To find out more about Commport Communications, please visit www.commport.com

About GS1 and GS1 Healthcare

GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit, international organization that develops global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply chains across industries. It engages a global community of trading partners, industry organizations and technology providers to understand their business needs and develops global standards in response to those needs. GS1 is driven by close to two million user companies, which execute more than six billion transactions.

The mission of GS1 Healthcare is to lead the Healthcare sector to the successful development and implementation of global standards by bringing together experts in Healthcare to enhance patient safety and supply chain efficiencies. GS1 Healthcare members include over 60 leading Healthcare organizations worldwide. 

For more information on the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network, visit: http://www.gs1.org/gdsn

For more information about GS1 Healthcare, and to view the report, please visit www.gs1.org/healthcare.

Contact:
Commport Communications International, inc.
Mike Dunbar
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
905.727.6782 X 2208
miked@commport.com
www.commport.com

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