TechniScan Inc. selects Sun Microsystems' Java CAPS to develop integrated health care services

Santa Clara 06 January 2010Sun Microsystems Inc. will design a Sun Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution architecture based on Sun's Java Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS) and provide expert implementation services for TechniScan Inc., a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of an automated breast ultrasound imaging system called SVARA. Using Sun's Java CAPS, TechniScan should be able to bring its SVARA Ultrasound technology to market faster - potentially improving the way breast cancer is diagnosed and treated.


"Sun has a long history of helping to solve the integration challenges facing health care payers and providers around the world, consistently developing technology that helps lower costs, improve quality and enable faster, better delivery of health care services", stated Rick Farnell, director of worldwide sales, Software Alliances and Channels, Sun Microsystems. "Sun Java CAPS will enable TechniScan to connect all of its systems to a central data centre so it can provide integrated and quality health care services to operators, image reviewers, insurers and physicians through a web-based architecture."

TechniScan's SVARA imaging system uses an enhanced data environment of digital communication and simulation that requires an advanced database to manage the volume of data and complex data relationships. Leveraging Sun Java CAPS, a component of the Java Enterprise System, TechniScan will seamlessly and securely connect all its breast-scanning solutions to a central data centre. Sun Java CAPS will incorporate traditional master data management (MDM) functionality with functions for composite applications development in a SOA. It provides a comprehensive integration platform to build and manage TechniScan's applications that preserve the company's investments in existing applications while enhancing, aggregating and leveraging the patient data within them.

"In today's health care industry, the integration and sharing of appropriate patient health information is becoming an essential component of quality health care delivery", stated David C. Robinson, chief executive officer at TechniScan Inc. "We chose Sun because of its excellent reputation as a health care solution leader. Sun demonstrates the vision and visibility, as well as the technology, that will help TechniScan reach our goals and bring SVARA to market faster to help improve the future of women's health."

To further help with integration, Sun will also join with systems integrator LCN Technology, which will provide extensive consultant services and network experience to the project. As a premier Sun and SOA Speciality certified partner, LCN will work with TechniScan to define the requirements and solutions to best implement and capitalize on Sun technology including the Sun Blade T6340 Server Modules combined with the Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System to develop a state of the art storage platform, JavaFX for building rich Web applications and Sun's Electronic Master Patient Index (EMPI), for sharing patient data across organisations.

Sun has more than 20 years of experience working with hospitals, clinics and insurers around the world. It is one of the acknowledged experts in the design, delivery and operation of large-scale health care IT systems, with implementations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In these and other countries, Sun's software, storage, systems and services help deliver secure health information exchange, data management compliance, and caregiver mobility solutions that reduce costs and medical errors, while improving efficiency and patient care.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision - "The Network is the Computer" - Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. More company news is available in the VMW May 2009 article Sun Microsystems helps United States Federal Government build interoperable Nationwide Health Information Network of Networks.

Source: Sun Microsystems

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