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Bluegate CEO Manfred Sternberg Appointed to Texas Health IT Advisory Committee.



HOUSTON -- Bluegate Corp.'s (OTCBB OTCBB

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:BGAT) CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Manfred Sternberg has been appointed by the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. The 11-member Committee was formed in 2005 to establish a long-range plan for healthcare IT in Texas, including the use of electronic medical records, computerized clinical support systems, computerized physician order entry, regional data sharing The ability to share the same data resource with multiple applications or users. It implies that the data are stored in one or more servers in the network and that there is some software locking mechanism that prevents the same set of data from being changed by two people at the same time.  interchanges for healthcare information and other methods of incorporating information technology to improve patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Sternberg is one of only two committee appointees who are public members.

"As the healthcare industry transitions to the Digital Age, Texas is proactively working to establish the proper IT infrastructure and communication with regional health information organizations that will support interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other.  between physicians, hospitals, other providers and insurance companies here in Texas, as well as nationwide," said Manfred Sternberg. "My work with Bluegate, which connects more than 1,100 independent physicians onto a secure network with hospitals and other providers, provides me with a unique perspective on independent physician practices' and hospitals' IT needs, constraints and concerns that I believe will be valuable to the Health IT Advisory Committee as we establish a long-range plan for healthcare IT in Texas. I'm looking forward to helping Texas set the example for the nation by leveraging the immense potential of IT to enhance patient care and lower costs."

About Bluegate

Bluegate Corp. provides specialized Healthcare Information Portability & Accountability Act There are a number of piece of legislation known as the Accountability Act:
  • Canada's Federal Accountability Act
  • The American Syria Accountability Act,
  • Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
 (HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, )-compliant IT outsourcing and managed security and interoperability solutions for hospitals, physicians and RHIOs (regional healthcare information organizations). This enables the healthcare industry to have secure, HIPAA-compliant data communication between hospitals, medical facilities and physician practices today which ultimately enhances the quality of patient care while reducing healthcare costs long term. Bluegate also provides affordable access to third-party healthcare vendors that offer compatible medical-focused content and applications over the Bluegate infrastructure to improve practice efficiency and service. Bluegate extends healthcare focused IT best practices to the edge of the healthcare network ensuring every physician and facility they touch is as secure as the hospital itself. Bluegate is publicly traded on the over the counter bulletin board under the ticker ticker

An automated quotation system on which security transactions are reported after they occur on an exchange floor. Even though the newer systems are electronic and no longer actually tick, the name of the old mechanical device has stuck.
 BGAT. For information, visit www.bluegate.com or call 713-686-1100.

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