Brooktrout’s Products Compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

2/11/2003 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of products for voice, fax and call processing used in the development of applications and services for the New NetworkTM, is exhibiting the latest in voice and fax enabling technology for healthcare applications at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition. Several leading information technology application vendors including Biscom, DVI, IVS/inTeleCare, and Optio Software will display Brooktrout’s voice and fax technology as an integral part of their healthcare and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) solutions such as medical dictation and transcription systems, and secure network fax solutions.

As mandatory compliance with the HIPAA guidelines comes into effect, most healthcare information systems and applications are required to adopt standards for the electronic exchange of specific healthcare information. The new regulations require the security of administrative and financial transactions, and require solutions that provide a secure and reliable way for healthcare workers to transmit patient information.

By using HIPAA compliant solutions built on Brooktrout’s voice and fax technology, healthcare workers can feel confident that patient information is protected and secure. Network faxing can eliminate the problem of having unsecured patient information sitting on fax machines, because faxes can be routed directly to specific computer user’s desktops or third party secured applications. In addition, Brooktrout’s boards are designed for fax and voice processing only, so unlike dual-purpose modem products that allow direct access to data networks, Brooktrout’s fax and voice boards are not susceptible to hacker attacks.

For secure dictation and transcription applications, Brooktrout’s voice products provide the essential features such as a choice of various audio compression and playback schemes, along with real-time media stream control via touch tone or speech control. These versatile media processing features are encapsulated on high reliability PCI boards and accessed via Brooktrout’s robust driver technology, thus ensuring high system reliability and service availability.

Utilizing Brooktrout’s award-winning voice and fax enabling technology, several of Brooktrout’s partners have created solutions to meet these requirements:

Several additional companies have designed healthcare applications and services around Brooktrout’s voice and fax platforms, including 4PM Solutions (, Ateb (, Captaris (, Esker (, Forward Advantage (, LANE Telecommunications (, Lanier Healthcare (, Omtool (, and Wescom (

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of products for voice, fax and call processing used in the development of applications and services for the New NetworkTM -- a network born through the marriage of the PSTN and IP networks. OEMs, developers, and corporate IT managers rely on the Company's innovative hardware and software platforms to create applications and services such as network fax, automatic speech recognition, interactive voice response, automated directory assistance, and conferencing. The Company’s strategy is to collaborate with its customers to accelerate delivery of their products, help them increase existing business, and help them expand into new markets. For more information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

Brooktrout Inc, Brooktrout Technology, New Network and TR114 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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