ntario group of hospitals selects AnyWare Group`s ROAM platform to enable Regional Dictation and Transcription System

Released on: September 22, 2008, 7:10 am

Press Release Author: AnyWare Group

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Healthcare providers at t he Region of Waterloo and
Wellington County's group of hospitals will now be able to make more timely
diagnoses and provide more efficient patient care with AnyWare Group's Role-Oriented
Access Management (ROAM) management software.

Press Release Body: Healthcare providers at t he Region of Waterloo and Wellington
County's group of hospitals will now be able to make more timely diagnoses and
provide more efficient patient care with AnyWare Group's Role-Oriented Access
Management (ROAM) management software. AnyWare Group announced today that ROAM has
been selected as the connectivity backbone of a new Regional Dictation and
Transcription System (RDTS); ensuring healthcare providers have secure, real-time
access to dictated patient reports from any hospital or remote location.

For the first time, several hundred physicians, radiologists, clinicians and
transcriptionists located at regional hospitals will be able to review and sign-off
dictated, transcribed reports, and then share them with their colleagues throughout
the regional network.

Users will be able to access clinical information quickly and securely, wherever and
whenever they need it whether they are working from home, at a clinic, or on the
road. In addition, regional partners have been successful in combining and sharing
workflow processes, standards, policies and procedures, and disaster recovery plans.
As a result, transcription, reporting and storage of patient information will be
more consistent, while the clinical document handling will be more efficient and
timely for improved communication and patient care.

Hospitals in the Waterloo-Wellington region are committed to embracing new
technologies that make information access, retrieval and exchange much simpler and
more cost-effective, said Gerry Verner, chief executive officer, AnyWare Group.
The Secure Delivery of this new dictation and transcription system, through ROAM
technology, will prove extremely valuable by helping healthcare providers and
administrators make more informed decisions, improve productivity and, ultimately,
enhance the patient experience.

For the past two years, ROAM was available to hospital physicians, managers and
administrators to remotely access patient data, desktop applications and other
services. During that time, AnyWare Group worked closely with Cambridge Memorial
Hospital 's Information Management Technology (IMT) department to integrate the
ROAM-based portal with the dictation and transcription applications. Lanier
Healthcare Canada of Toronto provided applications for dictation, transcription and
speech recognition, as well as the regional system components that make up the core
RDTS infrastructure hosted at Cambridge Memorial Hospital .

Phase One of the implementation, which enabled voice dictation via telephone on one
unified system, went live in August 2007. Phase Two linked Cambridge Memorial
Hospital users to the remote access portal in February, to Grand River Hospital in
March, and to St. Mary's General Hospital in May 2008, providing the three hospitals
with regional system and report accessibility. Phase Three will extend the new voice
recognition technology to the existing users and provide dictating clinicians with
the opportunity to dictate, edit, sign-off and distribute their transcribed reports
safely and securely, in real-time.

Our goal is to move toward having patient information accessible and immediately
available among all of the hospitals, using one system throughout a patient's
journey, said Alasdair Smith, Vice President Finance and Administrative Services at
Cambridge Memorial Hospital and spokesperson for the project. With AnyWare Group as
our technology partner, we can continue to provide many new creative initiatives
that greatly benefit our employees, our patients, and the entire Waterloo-Wellington
region.

About AnyWare Group

AnyWare Group, headquartered in Saint John , New Brunswick , Canada , is a market
and technology leader in the design and development of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
solutions. AnyWare Group's award winning ROAM platform has revolutionized how
organizations launch and deliver business solutions. ROAM enables organizations to
deliver new and existing applications such as on-demand solutions reliably, cost
effectively and faster than previously possible. Using the Internet, ROAM-enabled
solutions can be easily and securely shared with anyone in a few simple clicks. For
details, visit www.AnyWareGroup.com .



Web Site: http://www.anywaregroup.com

Contact Details: 15 Market Square, Suite 1509, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3H9.
Tel: 1.506.643.6600. Email: info@anywaregroup.com

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