Skyscape introduces medical reference software for Nokia smartphones while supporting the Symbian platform

Hudson 21 November 2002Skyscape Inc., a provider of intelligent, interactive mobile solutions for the health care community, will offer Skyscape medical references on Nokia wireless mobile phones, including the Nokia 9290 mobile phone/PDA and the 3650 mobile phone/camera devices. Skyscape also will support the Symbian operating system for mobile wireless phones. Skyscape is the first mobile health care solutions company to support the Symbian platform.

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Skyscape software will be available for the Nokia 9290 devices and the Nokia 3650 devices. By supporting the Symbian operating system, Skyscape is extending its market leadership to include the new generation of handheld/phone devices for mobile professionals.

Symbian is an advanced, open, standard operating system (OS) for mobile wireless phones used by millions of professionals worldwide. Through the use of Skyscape solutions on their handhelds, physicians can diagnose illnesses, determine treatment, prescribe medication, identify drug interactions, calculate dosages, and perform all the necessary steps involved with quality patient care right at the patient's bedside.

Skyscape has also joined the Nokia Tradepoint programme. Nokia Tradepoint is a business-to-business e-marketplace that offers new business opportunities for both buyers and suppliers of mobile services. Membership in this programme allows Skyscape to more easily meet the needs of the enterprises who wish to deliver reference solutions via public and in-house networks.

"Skyscape's support of the Symbian platform and relationship with Nokia reflects our commitment to providing the health care industry with a variety of mobile solutions to improve the way medicine is practised", stated R.J. Mathew, vice president of marketing and business development of Skyscape. "Skyscape will extend its market reach with the company's solutions by offering them with Nokia's popular 9290 and 3650 devices."

Skyscape delivers relevant information in very rapid fashion, and processes increasing volumes of information, allowing mobile professionals to easily and naturally access the information they need to make better-informed decisions. Skyscape embraces the revolution in the use of mobile devices extending from the individual practitioner to communities of mobile professionals working collaboratively, transacting, and referring, via connections to networked servers whose reach extends to the enterprise and beyond.

These high-value professional communities will greatly benefit from information access at their fingertips that will improve both the quality of their professional work as well as their efficiency in handling the administrative overhead that is part of today's rapidly changing business environment. In addition, these worldwide communities are a growing focal point of the current and future stakeholders in the medical, health care, and pharmaceutical value chains.

Skyscape utilises its patented Advanced Reference and Transaction (ART) infrastructure technology to create compelling high-value solutions for handheld devices that reflect and support the intuitive thought processes of the medical practitioner. Skyscape has the largest installed base of paying customers in the industry including individual and communities of medical practitioners at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Stanford Medical School, Partners Health System, Duke University, Mayo Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente.

Skyscape's solutions are available on multiple platforms including Palm OS, Windows CE, and Pocket PC. More news on the company is available in the VMW November 2002 article Skyscape helps hospitals, residency programmes and individual practitioners utilise power of their PDAs.


Leslie Versweyveld

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