HIMSS 2011: Software AG helps facilitate Healthcare information exchange and standards compliance with two new data connectors

  • HIMSS exhibit features Software AG’s HIPAA Link module for transaction compliance and HL7 eStandard module for healthcare data exchange
  • Software AG solutions enable healthcare organizations to meet challenging communication and quality standards
  • Software AG Integration solutions allow healthcare organizations to leverage existing technology investments to meet the new demands for electronic medical information exchange

Reston, VA, 2/21/2011

Software AG introduces its HIPAA Link and HL7 eStandard modules at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2011 Conference and Exposition (HIMSS11), February 20-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. HIMSS11 attendees will examine how to utilize the modules to facilitate information exchange and standards compliance associated with healthcare-related transactions at the Software AG booth #1779 in Halls A-B.

“HIPAA compliance has forever changed business processes and forced health organizations to adapt their existing systems to this new reality,” said Bill Stevens, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Software AG. “Now, HIPAA 5010 brings additional mandates and strengthens electronic transmission rules for specific healthcare transactions. Software AG enables organizations to comply with those rules while simultaneously simplifying a complex systems environment.”

Software AG’s webMethods HIPAA Link is a comprehensive and highly scalable solution that allows an organization to receive, parse, and validate all mandated HIPAA transactions and generate appropriate acknowledgements for HIPAA 5010, 4010, and 4010 A1 standards. The module streamlines health care industry transactions by providing a solution for rapid and seamless integration of providers, payers, routers, and sponsors.

The HL7 eStandard module facilitates the hassle-free exchange of healthcare data between different systems. HL7 eStandard integrates with applications, retrieves needed information, formats and validates it to the HL7 standard, and delivers it to stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

“Healthcare organizations generate and consume a significant amount of data, and their systems need to interact with all kinds of other software platforms, including partner, provider and regulatory systems,” Stevens said. “Software AG’s HL7 eStandard module allows any IT platform to be part of a transaction, solving the communication challenges that plague the healthcare industry.” 

Visitors to HIMSS can stop by Software AG's booth (#1779, Halls A-B), February 21-23, and see how compliance with the new standards is easier and the information more accessible with HIPAA Link and HL7 eStandard modules.

Additional details on HIMSS11 are available at

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With more than 1,000 U.S.-enterprise customers and 800 employees, Software AG's U.S. operation contributes one third of the company's total revenue and is Software AG's largest market presence and R&D location. Software AG has operated nationwide in the U.S. since 1973 through a fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA Inc., which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia also an R&D hub for the company’s core data management and integration technologies. R&D labs for the development of Software AG’s webMethods product suite offering SOA integration and BPM solutions include facilities in San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle and Denver. For more information, visit www.softwareag.com/us.

Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods. We offer our customers end-to-end business processmanagement (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010 and has more than 5,600 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).
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