SXC Health Solutions announces contract expansion with Arkansas' State and Public School Employees



    LISLE, IL, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - SXC Health Solutions, Corp. ("SXC" or the
"Company") (NASDAQ:   SXCI, TSX: SXC), a leading provider of technology and
pharmacy benefits management services, announces that it has expanded the
scope of services delivered to the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the
State of Arkansas, to include enhanced data integration and clinical
analytical services. The agreement is an expansion to the original Pharmacy
Benefit Management (PBM) contract signed in 2004 with EBD and covers
approximately 79,500 State and Public School Employees. Under terms of the
agreement, EBD will license Integrail's (a division of informedRx-SXC's PBM
arm) Pathfinder(tm) PRO Software to provide the State direct access to
integrated medical and pharmacy claims data and risk prediction information.
    Pathfinder(tm) PRO is a comprehensive software application that enables a
wide array of users to understand the impact of healthcare resource allocation
and medical decision-making through the incorporation of risk prediction and
episode profiling technologies. The application offers users an intuitive
system for navigating through data to pinpoint variations in resource
utilization and quality of care. The tool offers both a standardized library
of reports and robust ad hoc query capabilities that are designed to provide
flexible, easy access to complex information.
    EBD's interest in Integrail services stems from former Arkansas Governor
Mike Huckabee's 2004 Healthy Arkansas initiative that focused on improving the
health of Arkansas residents. The program's goal is to turn around a state
that perennially ranked as one of the unhealthiest in the country by getting
its citizens to exercise more, watch their weight and quit smoking. EBD has
encouraged State and Public School Employees to participate in this initiative
with various incentives and programs targeted to promote healthy behaviors.
    According to Sharon Dickerson, Executive Director, State of Arkansas
Employee Benefits Division, "The Integrail software application provides
exactly what we have needed for so long, the ability to integrate our medical
and pharmacy claims to get an accurate picture of utilization trends and the
health of our membership. We are using the reports to assist our membership in
providing them wellness services, high risk maternity screening and case
management. The Integrail reports also identify who will be high cost
utilizers in the future, thus allowing intervention before the high costs
claims are incurred. Our health and pharmacy costs are about $500 million
annually and this is an ideal way to help manage our program costs. It is a
fantastic tool!"
    "We are pleased to expand our relationship with the Arkansas state
employees," said Mark Thierer, President and CEO of SXC. "Over the course of
this relationship, Integrail has continually delivered outstanding customer
service and provided analytical insight that has supported informed decision
making within EBD with regard to benefit design and clinical support. We are
delighted that SXC can continue our successful partnership with the State to
improve care, reduce health risk, and contain cost while assisting the State
to achieve their Healthy Arkansas Initiative."

    About Integrail

    Integrail, a division of SXC's InformedRx PBM arm, is dedicated to
helping its customers understand and manage healthcare resources through its
software application, analytics, and advisory services. Founded in 1998,
Integrail has over ten years experience in integrating medical and pharmacy
claims data on behalf of health plans, government organizations, employers and
physician groups.
    The core of the Integrail product line is an advanced set of
comprehensive tools for integrating medical and pharmacy claims data. By
leveraging our unique proprietary business logic, risk prediction and episode
profiling expertise, Integrail enables a wide array of users in healthcare
payer and provider organizations to understand the impact of healthcare
resource allocation and medical decision making from both clinical and
economic perspectives.

    About SXC Health Solutions

    SXC Health Solutions, Corp. (SXC) is a leading provider of pharmacy
benefits management (PBM) services and healthcare IT (HCIT) solutions to the
healthcare benefits management industry. The Company's HCIT Group is dedicated
to supporting the PBM industry with a broad range of technology, tools and
services including a wide range of software applications, application service
provider (ASP) processing services and professional services. SXC's customers
include the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as
Federal, provincial, and state and local governments, PBMs, managed care
organizations, institutional pharmacies, and other healthcare intermediaries.
SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with 13 locations in the US and
Canada. For more information please visit www.sxc.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Jeff Park, Chief Financial Officer, SXC Health
Solutions, Inc., Tel: (630) 577-3206, investors@sxc.com; Dave Mason, Investor
Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 237,
dmason@equicomgroup.com; Susan Noonan, Investor Relations - U.S., The SAN
Group, LLC, (212) 966-3650, susan@sanoonan.com

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