Autonomy and Kainos Launch Next-Generation Electronic Document Management Solution for Hospitals

Thursday, April 22, 2010 General News
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CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, and Kainos, a leading IT consulting company, today announced the launch of Evolve(TM), a next-generation Electronic Document Management solution which enables instant and secure access to patient medical records through Autonomy's unique Meaning Based Computing solutions. The new system is already being trail blazed by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and is the successful outcome of months of collaboration between Kainos and Autonomy.

"Kainos and Autonomy know EDRM technologies and processes and have injected their combined DNA into Evolve(TM)," commented Neil Turnbull, Head of Programme Delivery in the Information Management and Technology department at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. "We know and understand healthcare and patient care and the blend of these respective skills has resulted in a very successful application of EDRM here at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. A key way to improve patient care is by freeing up the flow of vital information amongst different points of care, so that the right treatment can be given efficiently and effectively according to the very latest patient case notes. Evolve(TM) enables us to harness the true value of information at our fingertips for quicker and better patient care."

Autonomy Records Management is the world's most advanced retention and disposition solution. Massively scalable, with proven capability to support tens of thousands of users managing hundreds of millions of documents, Autonomy Records Management is built on Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), an infrastructure layer that indexes an enterprise's data and serves as a platform for the conceptual and contextual understanding of information in an enterprise. Autonomy Records Management has over one million users across the globe and customers in every market. Long-standing Autonomy partner Kainos enjoys extensive experience in scoping, planning and implementing large-scale EDRMS solutions for public sector organisations including Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Ireland's Health and Social Care Board. In 2009 alone, 10 UK councils selected Kainos as their EDRMS partner.

Autonomy and Kainos have created Evolve(TM), a blend of Kainos techniques and services, coupled with Autonomy's award-winning records management technologies to deliver an end-to-end, massively scalable EDRMS solution that addresses the next- generation paper and electronic document demands of Trusts across the UK and Ireland.

Based on experience garnered at hundreds of EDRMS projects and in particular working with Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, the Evolve(TM) solution includes a scanning process for electronic record conversion, a central repository for storage, and a portal for viewing the records and other patient correspondence.

Evolve(TM) eliminates the need for physical patient records within the Trust and enables medical experts to benefit from advanced capabilities including:

"The business benefits in moving paper based case notes on-line are substantial and real," said Deirdre O'Neill, Head of ECM at Kainos. "In the context of budget constraints, the potential to deliver bottom line cost savings, as well as improving patient care, is making EDRM projects a priority for Trusts across the UK. As acute hospitals get involved in community services it is clear that secure access to summary patient information at the point of care is critical in delivering services efficiently. Together with Autonomy we are looking forward to furthering our footprint in the NHS and making the Electronic Patient Record a reality for many Trusts."

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About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. IDC recently recognized Autonomy as having the largest market share and fastest growth in the worldwide search and discovery market. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide.

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Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Kainos

Kainos designs and implements IT solutions that make businesses perform better. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Belfast with offices in Dublin, London and Gdansk. Kainos employs over 260 consultants and it prides itself on the quality of its people; client focused, reliable, dedicated and they understand how technology can be used to its best advantage.

Kainos' customers include some of the biggest names in both private and public sector throughout the UK and Ireland, including AIB, the Audit Commission, Shipowners, Bank of Ireland, Hibernian, Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Information Commissioners Office and permanent tsb. For more information, see

-- Single, centralised view of all records: All scanned electronic patient case notes, both historic and on-going, are automatically indexed and stored in a single location for easy and secure access. -- Meaning-based retrieval and processing: Unlike legacy technologies which rely on heavy and protracted human intervention, Autonomy's IDOL can bring meaning to patient case notes and identify links between conceptually similar documents enabling efficient and effective treatment. -- Unmatched security: Multiple simultaneous logins are allowed and security is determined by user role to prevent unauthorised access. -- Seamless integration with existing hospital systems: Owing to IDOL's format independence, Evolve(TM) seamlessly integrates with the hospital Patient Administration System (PAS) and other Trust legacy systems using Kainos' integration toolkit, ConnectDeveloper. -- Automated Compliance and Information Governance: Evolve(TM) delivers a full audit trail of any records activity and enables automated retention and disposition according to the trust requirements.

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