SOURCE: DataGlider

July 26, 2005 09:00 ET

DataGlider Chooses IBM as Preferred Partner to Deliver On Demand Business Solutions to Meet Healthcare Industry Customer Needs

DataGlider Joins IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

RICHMOND HILL, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- DataGlider today announced it has achieved industry optimized in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. DataGlider can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver on demand solutions that meet customer requirements in the healthcare industry.

Customers are seeking solutions that can help them better integrate processes and applications and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities -- all key elements in transforming to an On Demand business.

DataGlider specializes in horizontal integration of healthcare information across the continuum of care and the creation of a Portal-based Virtual Electronic Health Record (VEHR), which is dynamically assembled from multiple disparate data sources in real time to provide clinicians with on demand comprehensive views of the clinical information regardless of where the data resides.

The healthcare industry is becoming more integrated, knowledge-driven and cost-conscious. Innovative and efficient technology solutions are required to integrate patient information, improve patient care, reduce medical errors and improve efficiency.

DataGlider's e-Health Integration Portal Platform gives Healthcare organizations a strategic solution to integrate their clinical information, quickly build e-Health portal applications and deliver new business and service-quality benefits to their clinicians and patients. Advancing the latest available Internet technology and portal standards, DataGlider's e-Health Integration Portal Platform offers a full application and integration infrastructure including data integration, context management, querying, security and auditing.

An IBM Business Partner for four years, DataGlider works closely with IBM to provide e-Health on demand integration portals. An on demand environment enables integration between organizational processes, systems, information and people within the healthcare organization. This creates broader operational efficiencies and provides physicians with quick and real-time access of patient information resulting in better patient care.

DataGlider's solution is enabled on WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Application Server, IBM DB2 Universal Database, MQ Series and IBM eServers including eServer iSeries.

"We are pleased that DataGlider has joined PartnerWorld Industry Networks and is committed to IBM as a partner of choice," said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. "IBM recognizes the value DataGlider brings to the healthcare industry, and we are dedicated to working together to develop open solutions that best serve our customers."

"Working with IBM enhances our ability to provide on demand solutions across the healthcare industry and to create the defined integration between systems, people, information and knowledge within healthcare organizations," said Ed Cohen, CEO of DataGlider. "IBM WebSphere Portal offers a powerful architecture that provides an on demand framework allowing us to deliver solutions in accordance with our customers' needs today."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.

About DataGlider

DataGlider is a privately held company and a leading provider of web and wireless Enterprise Portal Solutions for Healthcare. DataGlider delivers portal solutions and a platform that combine back-end integration with interactive portal front-end technology to bring integrated health information into personalized 'Points of View' for Physicians and Executives. DataGlider's Physician Dashboard provides aggregated views of patient information in a personalized portal. DataGlider takes a horizontal approach to integrating healthcare information and provides a single point of interaction, with single sign-on, to all enterprise systems. DataGlider's solutions enable healthcare providers to enhance patient care through improved decision support, increase patient safety, and improve clinical workflow and efficiency.

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