Boston, MA – 22 February 2011 – iSOFT Group Limited (ASX:IF) is to release a cloud edition of its Viaduct integration tool to meet the growing demand for simple, low-cost integration by non-specialists, as a first step to offering other market-leading healthcare solutions under its new cloud strategy.
The world’s largest healthcare IT provider outside of the US, iSOFT has signed an agreement to run its Viaduct integration tool on the IBM Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud.
The move gives non-specialists access to a powerful, yet easy-to-use integration tool on a “try-before-you-buy” basis. The application can be downloaded at no cost for developers to design, build and test interfaces and assess its value fully. The process-oriented solution reduces the time, effort and skill required to integrate otherwise complex data structures and processes, with a simple drag-and-drop graphical interface. Designed initially to achieve interoperability of disparate healthcare IT systems, Viaduct is a service-oriented, team-enabled, integration design studio that is also platform independent.
“This is not a replacement for the full Viaduct suite but an alternative channel to introduce a generation of developers to one of the strongest integration tools currently available,” said Mike Jackman, iSOFT’s EVP of Worldwide Solutions and Operations. “The application simplifies the integration process allowing people with no coding or expert knowledge to achieve interoperability with relative ease and at a fraction of the normal cost.”
iSOFT’s plans include a full range of online and offline help and support features to ensure users become productive quickly. The application supports a vast range of protocols, including TCP, File, HTTP(S), WebServices, FTP(S), Email (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP), HL7, Database, JMS, and many others.
About iSOFT Group
iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF) is the largest health information technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and among the world’s biggest providers of advanced application solutions in modern healthcare economies. iSOFT works with healthcare professionals to design and build software applications that answer all of the difficult questions posed by today’s healthcare delivery challenges. Our solutions act as a catalyst for change, supporting free exchange of critical information across diverse care settings and participating organizations.
Today, more than 13,000 provider organizations in over 40 countries use iSOFT’s solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in their core processes. The group’s sustainable development is delivered through careful planning, in-depth analysis of the market, and anticipation of our clients’ evolving requirements. Our business is driven by the collective talent, experience and commitment of more than 3,300 specialists in 19 countries worldwide. A global network of iSOFT subsidiaries, supported by an extensive partner network, provides substantial experience of national healthcare markets. As a result, we offer our clients comprehensive knowledge of local market requirements in terms of culture, language, working practices, regulation and organizational structure.
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iSOFT Group Limited
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