DENVER, June 21, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it has signed a three-year deal to provide a variety of communications services for Scribe Healthcare Technologies' headquarters in Chicago.
Qwest will provide Scribe Healthcare with long-distance and toll-free communications services, and Scribe will use Qwest Web Hosting services at the Qwest state-of-the-art CyberCenter facility in Chicago, giving the company a more secure and disaster-resilient environment for the organization's crucial information. Scribe also has chosen to back up its critical customer information in Qwest's Denver CyberCenter.
Qwest services will provide a robust and secure environment for Scribe's computing infrastructure and will offer Scribe nearly limitless data hosting capacity for the company's 15,000 ? and growing rapidly ? users, comprising physicians, clinicians, administrative personnel and transcriptionists.
"Healthcare information couldn't be more critical to us all, and Qwest's CyberCenters are the ideal repository for that information," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest business markets group. "Qwest is committed to partnering with enterprise customers like Scribe Healthcare to provide them with the industry's best communications, disaster-recovery and business-continuity solutions."
"Our customers' information is nothing short of critical, and we turned to Qwest for their proven expertise and track record in the hosting space, as well as their capability to accommodate our future growth," said Mark Boyce, Scribe's president and CEO.
Qwest has 11 CyberCenters, which are located in Burbank, Calif.; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Minneapolis, Minn.; Newark, N.J.; Sacramento, Calif.; Seattle; Sterling, Va.; Sunnyvale, Calif; and Tampa, Fla. The CyberCenters have some of the most advanced procedures available for monitoring, diagnosing and resolving network, operating system, and application problems before they start. Voted "Hosting Center of the Year" in a past InfoWorld reader's choice survey, Qwest was also ranked number one for providing application services in a recent America's Network end-user survey.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers - locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com.
About Scribe Healthcare Technologies, Inc.
Scribe Healthcare Technologies is a privately-held healthcare technology company based in the Chicago area. The company has developed a proprietary web-native platform that complements and extends the value for patient registration, Practice/Hospital Management and EMR Solutions. Scribe?s platform includes complete solutions for dictation, transcription, document management, EMR-Lite, Web portal, and reporting with data analytics.
Scribe serves more than 11,000 users. Business partners and resellers include consulting firms, transcription companies, and business process outsourcers. Additional information is available at www.scribe.com.