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Strengthening Employer Health Management:

Strengthening Employer Health Management:
ICW, Stock Informatik and Swiss Prevention Center Sign Cooperation Agreement

Zürich, September 24, 2008 – eHealth specialist InterComponentWare (ICW), Stock Informatik, Germany's leading system house for preventative and occupational medicine, and the Swiss Prevention Center have agreed to cooperate in the area of employer health management. Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2008, the partner companies will be offering a new comprehensive service package for promoting personal health counseling and preventative care for employees. Supportive programs such as health checkups or personal health care tips round off the offer.

The Swiss market for employer health management is expanding and is to some extent fragmented. Now, ICW, Stock Informatik and the Swiss Prevention Center are bundling their competencies to begin offering a comprehensive package of services for employer health management in the 4th Quarter that combines the business consulting and coaching competency of the Swiss Prevention Center with the know-how and technologies of ICW and Stock Informatik.

At the eHealthCare Congress in Nottwil on the 24th and 25th of September, the cooperative partners will be presenting their combined product for the first time: At Stand 32, visitors will be able to receive a voucher for a free personal health check-up. The check-up measures the body-mass index (BMI), blood pressure and blood oxygen content, as well as respiratory function. The test results will be entered automatically into ISIS prävent and used to produce a personal report that can be filed in the LifeSensor personal health record. These data will then be available for use in later check-ups or can be provided to other attending physicians. Visitors also have the option of receiving a LifeSensor personal health record that they can test for six months free of charge.

The Swiss Prevention Centers shows enterprises feasible ways to improve the health-related behavior of their employees. Holistic health check-ups (medicine, laboratory, nutrition, fitness, life balance, selfness) are specially designed for employees in management and key functions. The Swiss Prevention Center works with its customers to promote the philosophy that health is an investment in the future.

ICW is an international eHealth specialist. In Switzerland, it offers its LifeSensor personal health record, which enables anyone to store copies of health-relevant information easily and independently with regard to time and location. Only the owner of the record has access to this personal information. Record owners can however provide this information to others if needed - doctors, pharmacists, hospitals or other health care providers.

Stock Informatik is a specialized provider of preventative occupational medicine software solutions and is the leading German system house in this area. With its ISIS prävent, Stock Informatik is offering a management and documentation solution for health check-ups as a part of employer health care management. ICW and Stock Informatik have already been cooperating closely in Germany: Stock Informatik was the first ICW Certified Integration Partner to integrate the LifeSensor personal health record into its portfolio.