Laurens County Health Care System Selects Thru SCN Desktop Edition to Expedite and Secure Patient File Exchange

Thru Improves Operational Efficiency and Reduces Information Risk for Healthcare Organizations.

Irving, Texas, May 25, 2008 – Thru, the global leader in critical messaging solutions, today announced that Laurens County Health Care System has selected Thru SCN Desktop Edition to speed up and protect the exchange of patient information.

“We had serious issues when using PKI certificates to send and receive the patients’ files electronically,” says Tim Martin, Network Administrator at Laurens County Health Care System. “Managing the certificates was complex, costly and frustrating for our employees. The other solutions we reviewed were just as complex and took away from the user experience. We chose Thru because of its ease of use and seamless integration. With Thru SCN Desktop Edition, exchanging and managing patient information is effortless, secure and efficient.”

Offering the first solution to combine secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving, Thru makes life easier for businesses who have complex and regulated environments. Thru SCN Desktop Edition is a managed service powered by the Thru Secure Communication Network (SCN) that speeds up communication while protecting and archiving sensitive information for records retention and auditing processes. Email messages and large files can be exchanged between branch offices, partner firms and subcontractors without file size or data type limitations using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes user interfaces.

“Thru continues to satisfy the needs of healthcare organizations for secure communication inside their organizations and across their network perimeter without sacrificing time,” said Jeanine Banks, Senior Vice President of sales and marketing at Thru. “With increasing pressure from Joint Commission and HIPAA compliance, security and privacy is still a very important requirement for our customers. Thru is showing how competitiveness is equally important by helping clients tackle both process efficiencies and security concerns in a single effort. ”

About Laurens County Health Care System
Laurens County Health Care System is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and retains more than 450 full-time and part-time employees and 60 volunteers, in addition to a quality medical staff of more than 48 physicians and 65 consulting physicians. Recognized as one of South Carolina’s progressive community hospitals, the hospital is a state leader in providing innovative and informative educational programs in an effort to teach the community how to live healthfully and well.

About Thru
Thru is a global leader in delivering critical messaging solutions, with secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving in an integrated platform that is efficient, easy to use and simple to manage. Thru offers the Thru Secure Communication Network (SCN) brand of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and an on-premise option. Thru helps firms worldwide in many industries, including architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services, realize increased productivity, reduced risk, optimized IT infrastructure and accelerated compliance. Founded in 2002, Thru uses a best practices approach to information delivery and management called Critical Message Governance (CMG), driving better visibility and centralized control of proprietary and sensitive data across network boundaries.