Health Industry Improves Patient Care with iAnywhere Database

2/26/2004 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced that SQL Anywhere® Studio powers innovative healthcare applications developed by BeyondNow Technologies, A Cerner Company, Cogon Systems, HealthWyse, and Microsys Computing. The sophisticated data management and synchronization capabilities of SQL Anywhere enable healthcare organizations of any size to deliver timely access to critical patient information, streamline business processes and reduce administrative costs.

"Like many small and medium sized businesses, doctors' offices, home healthcare providers and regional hospitals require the functionality of an enterprise class database but may have limited IT support to maintain it," said Shirley Macbeth, director of marketing at iAnywhere. "SQL Anywhere is at the heart of more than eight hundred partner applications worldwide because it is a small footprint, enterprise caliber database that delivers high performance out of the box with unmatched minimum maintenance and cost."

SQL Anywhere is the market leading data management and enterprise synchronization solution for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments. A wide variety of healthcare organizations rely on iAnywhere technology to provide integrated access to patient records, clinical data, billing information and schedules.

BeyondNow Technologies, A Cerner Company - helping medical professionals meet the challenges of home care
BeyondNow Technologies, A Cerner Company, of Overland Park, Kansas leverages SQL Anywhere in its laptop-based solution for home healthcare providers. The company's RoadNotes® application provides convenient access to patient records from any location. In addition, it allows clinicians to admit a patient, access and review medical charts and share information with both the back office and other colleagues.

"SQL Anywhere's synchronization is tremendous, particularly as far as the 'out of the box' reliability and ongoing technical performance it offers compared to other suppliers' solutions," said Rebecca MacKinnon, vice president of Community Solutions, Cerner Corporation. "In addition, it enables multiple clinicians to have access to a patient's records at one time while automatically keeping those records in sync, a critical element in maintaining data timeliness and accuracy."

Cogon Systems - improving patient care by providing physicians, nurses and hospital administration with access to patient data anywhere, anytime
Cogon Systems developed a mobile application to provide medical staff at Sacred Heart Health System's hospitals in Florida with immediate access to patient information, lab work, X-rays and other test results. The solution leverages SQL Anywhere to provide seamless access to critical information that is stored in multiple hospital information systems. Wireless LANs set up in the hospitals provide physicians, nurses and staff with the information they need, when they need it. The mobile deployment has resulted in a 15 percent reduction in the time spent tracking patient information.

"We selected SQL Anywhere because of its market leadership and superior technical capabilities," said Dr. Huy Nguyen, president and CEO of Cogon Systems. "In particular, we were impressed with its 'always available' architecture since doctors need anytime, anywhere access to patient information but most hospitals don't have continuous wireless access."

HealthWyse - providing integrated, accessible clinical and financial information services to home healthcare agencies
Based in Reading, Massachusetts, HealthWyse uses SQL Anywhere to provide comprehensive, integrated clinical and financial information services to home care providers. HealthWyse provides home healthcare agencies with everything they need - hardware, software, and support - in one per-visit fee. The company's services eliminate data entry, reduce non-billable episodes and improve time to submit claims while improving the accuracy and availability of clinical information.

"The home healthcare agencies we work with may range from a couple of end users to many hundreds, making SQL Anywhere's scalability extremely important," said Andrew Braunstein, chief technology officer at HealthWyse. "We selected SQL Anywhere initially because of such feature considerations but have found that the technical support offered by iAnywhere is a significant competitive advantage for HealthWyse, enabling us to address customer questions and issues very quickly."

Microsys Computing - delivering quality software for healthcare providers nationwide
The MicroMD application, from Youngstown, Ohio-based Microsys Computing leverages SQL Anywhere to integrate sophisticated data management with an extremely easy to use interface. MicroMD is used by hundreds of medical practices nationwide to manage daily operations such as billing, EDI, insurance processing, reporting and scheduling. MicroMD is designed for a wide variety of medical practices, from single physicians to large multi-user groups, and supports a number of medical specialties including internal medicine, pathology, surgical practices and radiology.

"SQL Anywhere is extremely reliable and stable, ensuring that our customers don't spend time worrying about the database in MicroMD. As a result, these medical practices can focus on patient care rather than technology," said Ajit Kumar, president and founder of Microsys Computing.

About iAnywhere
iAnywhere is the worldwide market leader in mobile databases and mobile middleware. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 embedded database partners rely on its SQL Anywhere® technology and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, its AvantGo® mobile Internet service has more than ten million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), and its mobile technology plays an important role in the Sybase® Unwired Enterprise initiative to unlock and deliver enterprise information anytime, anywhere. Visit for more information.

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