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InterComponentWare Inc. and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Celebrate Milestone
Date:5/8/2008

Project Anchor Phase I complete with secure transmission of patient data

from hospital EMR to web-based PHR

MALVERN, Pa., and PAWTUCKET, R.I., May 8 /PRNewswire/ --InterComponentWare Inc. (ICW), a global leader in eHealth technology solutions and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) announced yesterday the completion of the first phase of Project Anchor, an initiative led by Dr. Charles Eaton, Director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention, which tests an eHealth enabled patient-centered medical home model of care delivery.

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Phase I of the multi-year Project Anchor involved a group of 200 diabetes patients from Memorial's Family Care Center and the transfer of key patient data from MHRI's GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through the ICW Professional Exchange Server (PXS) to the web-based ICW LifeSensor(R) Patient Health Record (PHR). The PXS is the vehicle by which data from any provider system can be securely communicated to the LifeSensor PHR and it is this element that makes Project Anchor substantially more robust than other PHR implementations.

With the information available in LifeSensor, patients can review their health data and begin tracking key measurements -- such as glucose, blood pressure, and weight -- on a routine basis. The purpose of the project is to help patients take charge of their health and communicate regularly with their primary care physician, who serves as team leader in managing the patient's comprehensive care, using data from all care providers interacting with the patient.

In celebrating the successful completion of Phase I, Jeremy P. Coote, CEO of ICW remarks, "Establishing the secure communication of historical data from an existing EMR and from other provider systems to a web-based tool for patient review is a critical first step in providing a conduit for patients and their care givers to achieve better medical outcomes and be actively engaged in their care delivery. ICW has successfully implemented the secure transfer of patient and provider data via PXS to our LifeSensor PHR in Europe and is pleased to be achieving similar milestones in the U.S."

Phase II of the project, which gets underway immediately, will focus on sending discrete patient data elements from Centricity to LifeSensor (e.g., medication history, lab results), two-way secure emailing between patients and providers, and automatic uploads to LifeSensor from glucometers and blood pressure devices. Dr. Eaton notes that "Phase II is where our pilot group of patients and providers will begin to really experience what it means to have access to a web-based PHR. Many patients are savvy web users and will use the tool with ease. For those who are not as familiar, we've established a patient education room, here at the hospital, with computers and patient navigators, individuals who can provide hands-on training. We predict strong results from the diabetes test group and are already considering making this available to other chronic disease groups. Our goal, though, is to give all patients access to LifeSensor."

Recognized at today's celebratory event were Jerome McMurray, Project Coordinator and MHRI Information Systems Department members: Lisa Maher, Director of IS; Mark Kent, Software Developer, Dennis Boisclair, Network Administrator; George Kulz, Programmer; and Joseph Wroblewski, Director of Operations & Technical Services, Abacus Health Solutions.

Phase II of Project Anchor gets underway immediately and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

For additional information, please contact:

InterComponentWare Inc.

Anne Marie Heil

5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 200

Malvern, PA 19355

Tel: +1-610-933-8065

Fax: +1-480-247-5402

E-Mail: anne.marie.heil@icw-global.com

http://www.icw-global.com

http://www.lifesensor.com

InterComponentWare AG (ICW)

Dirk Schuhmann

69190 Walldorf, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 6227-385-133

Fax: +49 (0) 6227-385-199

E-Mail: dirk.schuhmann@icw-global.com

http://www.icw-global.com

http://www.lifesensor.com

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Louise Paiva

111 Brewster St.

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Tel: 401-729-2323

Fax: 401-729-3867

E-mail: louise_paiva@mhri.org

http://www.mhri.org

About InterComponentWare

InterComponentWare (ICW) is a leading international eHealth specialist with networking solutions for creating a longitudinal view of patient information available at the point of care. Among other things, ICW develops and distributes software and hardware components for networking solutions for hospitals and resident physicians, the personal electronic health record LifeSensor, and the health care IT infrastructure of electronic health cards. ICW is a major participant in the national electronic health card initiatives underway in Germany, Austria and Bulgaria. ICW has locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA and Bulgaria.

About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is a 294-bed community hospital serving the Blackstone Valley of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The hospital is a teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program housed in the Center for Primary Care.

The hospital's main campus is in Pawtucket, RI, and affiliates provide primary and ambulatory care services at sites in Quality Hill, Plainville, Barrington and Central Falls. Memorial is also home to a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in Pawtucket.


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