ChemWare Enters Strategic Alliance with Healthpac Computer Systems to Enhance Billing Processes for Laboratories

Raleigh, NC, September 21, 2011 --( ChemWare, one of the largest LIMS companies in the United States specializing in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information management software for the forensic toxicology and pain management industry, is entering a strategic alliance with Healthpac Computer Systems to further enhance the integration between the laboratory and its billing partners.

Since its first commercial release in 1991, ChemWare's HORIZON ® LIMS has been the LIMS of choice for some of the most highly automated toxicology labs in the United States. HORIZON enables secure, reliable and real-time exchange of critical health data between the laboratory and its partner billing agencies.

"As the standards and expectations for proper billing and insurance procedures become more complex, the integration with medical billing software systems has become a critical element in the overall laboratory IT system's landscape," said Conor Ward, director, business development, ChemWare. "At ChemWare we seek out partners who share the same industry focus and offer complementary software solutions that can be tailored to securely exchange data using industry standard protocols. Healthpac's track record for developing innovative solutions to manage medical billing made for an ideal partnership."

HORIZON acts as the hub for all laboratory testing information and seamlessly transmits patient demographic, test results and invoice details to the Healthpac System. All data transmissions between HORIZON and Healthpac software conform to HL7 standards for clinical and healthcare information systems. Healthpac software enables the end-user to electronically process claims, manage receivables and develop "claims solutions" that help ensure payment the first time a claim is filed. Returns on insurance claims will increase as compliancy rules and regulations set by Medicare are maintained.

With this alliance, Healthpac will be able to not only improve client productivity, but also offer a solution that increases the accuracy and security of its customers' day-to-day billing activities. According to Healthpac President B. D. "Buddy" Claborn, "The alliance between ChemWare and Healthpac will create a solution that improves processes at every level of lab operations. Most importantly, the lab customers will benefit."

About Healthpac Computer Systems, Inc.

Savannah, Georgia-based Healthpac Computer Systems, Inc. has been a software pioneer in the medical community since 1981. Healthpac provides advanced medical billing and management software for a range of customers that includes physicians, radiology imaging centers, healthcare providers, laboratories and medical billing companies.

About ChemWare, Inc.

ChemWare, a North Carolina-based software development company founded in 1987, provides mission-critical information management solutions to some of the world's most highly automated forensic toxicology, pain management and clinical reference laboratories. ChemWare's flagship product, HORIZON LIMS, is used by some of the largest and most diverse laboratories in the United States. For more information on HORIZON LIMS and ChemWare, please visit

Conor Ward