CenturyLink adds EagleForce opioid analytics to GSA IT Schedule 70 contract

Washington, D.C. - 5 July 2017

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently added EagleForce Associates, Inc.'s proprietary advanced and predictive analytics technology that offers real-time monitoring of pharmaceutical medications, including opioid prescriptions, to CenturyLink's General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract. The IT Schedule 70 contract is the federal government's largest and most widely used acquisition vehicle and is also commonly used by state and local governments.

CenturyLink previously signed an exclusive government sales and distribution agreement with EagleForce that extends CenturyLink's existing big data analytics practice by applying EagleForce's real-time neural computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence methodologies to verification procedures that help doctors, pharmacists and drug manufacturers more accurately identify the improper use and administration of opioids and other prescription medications.

"CenturyLink is excited to work with EagleForce to offer government agencies the latest cutting-edge analytics that can save lives and significantly reduce prescription medication waste, fraud and abuse," said Erich Sanchack, CenturyLink senior vice president and general manager, federal solutions.

"Adding EagleForce's analytics to CenturyLink's GSA IT Schedule 70 contract will make it easier for federal, state and local government agencies to quickly adopt the first real-time, nationwide monitoring system for opioids and other prescription medications," said EagleForce Associates Chief Executive Officer Stanley Campbell.   

EagleForce has established a connection to every retail pharmacy in the country for real-time benefit checks. These advanced analytics methodologies are designed to correctly identify patients across multiple health care systems, including the ability to cross reference name and spelling variances across disparate electronic medical records and pharmacy systems.

Through seamless integration and connection with CenturyLink's secure, carrier-class network and cloud services, the EagleForce Attestation Center for Program Integrity™ can perform a real-time audit of many government benefit processing systems, allowing pharmacists and health care providers to monitor the complete medication processing lifecycle. This auto-adjudication of electronic prescriptions, along with automated intake and screening, improves prescription claim processing and helps reduce prescription drug waste, fraud and abuse. 

By supplying managed hosting, cybersecurity, cloud and IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions. 

CenturyLink is currently ranked No. 35 on Washington Technology's 2017 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. 

EagleForce Associates is an advanced analytics company that established its pedigree in the defense and intelligence sector of the government, solving some of the country's biggest challenges. The company has many patents in the area of eligibility and predictive analytics with a new focus on solving health care's biggest challenges with respect to disparate data interoperability, universal eligibility and predictive analytics.  

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