Autonomy Announces Meaning Based Healthcare for Healthcare Delivery Organizations

Autonomy's Bayesian Inference Technology Introduces Groundbreaking Innovations to Help Providers Deliver Better Quality Care at Lower Costs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHCARE IT SUMMIT -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced the availability of the Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare (MBH) platform, a comprehensive set of clinical diagnosis and information governance technologies designed to help Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) provide higher quality care at lower costs. Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare leverages the company's proven track record of working with some of the world's largest HDOs as well as the company's unique ability to automatically understand and process all forms of unstructured healthcare information. Today Autonomy is a significant player in the healthcare market, with over ten years of experience in providing groundbreaking technology to HDOs including the American Medical Association, BlueCross BlueShield, Kaiser Permanente, Loma Linda University Medical Center, NHS, and Sutter Health.  

Autonomy is ideally positioned to provide improved understanding and diagnosis of patient information and deliver comprehensive information governance technologies that secure patient records and maintain compliance with the ever-expanding set of healthcare regulations. Healthcare Delivery Organizations today confront a constantly growing volume of unstructured and structured healthcare information, increasingly complex industry regulations, and heightened patient expectations and empowerment. Also, healthcare providers worldwide face an increasing pressure to move to Electronic Health Records (EHR).  For example, in the United States, the recently-passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requires health care providers to implement both Electronic Health Records and meet increasingly demanding 'meaningful use' outcome measures.  

As the world's leading provider of software for unstructured information, and the market leader in information governance technologies, Autonomy's Meaning Based Healthcare platform is the ideal solution for the new era in healthcare.  

"We are excited about Autonomy's Meaning Based Healthcare initiative and the unique opportunity it provides to healthcare organizations to leverage the sprawling nature of medical information, easing the transition to electronic records," said Brian Harris, Executive Director, Enterprise Solutions at Loma Linda University Medical Center. "Healthcare providers that are able to better leverage unstructured and structured information stored within their healthcare applications will improve quality of care, reduce costs, and treat far greater numbers of patients."

Improved Understanding of Patient Information with Autonomy Auminence

Diagnosis is a vital stage of patient care. Healthcare providers think in terms of diagnoses, create treatment plans based on diagnoses, and investigate likely causes of various diseases.  A correct and early diagnosis improves the quality of care, and reduces overall healthcare costs. Autonomy Auminence, a powerful point-of-care analysis dashboard, is designed to help the provider make better quality, data-driven, evidence-based diagnosis decisions. Based on Autonomy's unique Bayesian inference technology, Auminence represents a breakthrough for healthcare providers seeking to transform healthcare delivery through a deeper and more meaningful understanding of their data.

Auminence allows a healthcare professional to combine their personal knowledge with the wealth of knowledge that exists on the patient and their symptoms, clinical features, and related diseases – contained in the vast volumes of "human-friendly" information that make up healthcare data.  Autonomy's unique technology automatically understands the meaning within all this human-friendly information, draws parallels in the data, and recognizes concepts and patterns.    

Auminence provides a checklist of diagnoses for the clinician to consider – indicating diagnoses that have the strongest statistical significance – and also presents to the provider the all-important "unknown-unknowns" that are ever-present at the point-of-care.  These diagnoses may not be obvious, but by connecting together important pieces of Electronic Medical Record data, lead conclusively to a strong candidate for the correct diagnosis.

Archive and Secure Healthcare Data with Autonomy Information Governance

In recent years, healthcare delivery organizations have faced dramatically increasing information governance challenges.  The pace and complexity of healthcare privacy and governance regulations continues to rise, and legacy technologies struggle to properly understand and manage HDO's enormous sets of data.  The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) now applies to data in the EHR, and healthcare providers must apply legal holds to data as necessary and appropriate.

As the global leader in information governance technology, Autonomy is ideally positioned to help HDOs address these challenges.  Autonomy is the market leader in archiving, compliance, eDiscovery, and records management, and also leads the market in private cloud computing, with over 17 Petabytes under management.  The company will apply the same meaning-based technologies that have transformed information governance for the financial services, legal, pharmaceutical, and retail, to the healthcare market.

Healthcare Delivery Organizations can leverage Autonomy's cloud and on-premise information governance solutions to build out a much more intelligent information governance strategy that better protects their organization and drives down costs.  Autonomy can archive and secure patient records—even as medical archiving regulations change—because it automatically recognizes concepts and contexts within all forms of information, and injects this understanding into the company's comprehensive set of information governance modules.  Autonomy is also ideally suited to manage electronic health records because it operates as an independent governance authority over all of an organization's content, managing and controlling content 'in-place', regardless of format or location.

"I am very excited about the possibilities Autonomy's Meaning Based Computing technology brings to healthcare," said Dr. Stephen Borowitz, University of Virginia Medical Center.  "Most of us believe Electronic Health Records help healthcare providers deliver better and safer care, however the real power of these systems will be when we can transform all the data we are collecting into usable knowledge.  To do this, we need technologies that help us identify and characterize currently unseen patterns and meaning in the sea of data and help us transform those patterns into usable knowledge."

"At its essence, healthcare is a human-based endeavor. Every patient is a unique individual with specific histories and clinical features, and healthcare information consists of a vast array of unstructured, 'human-friendly' information," said Dr. Joseph Britto, Head of Medical Technologies at Autonomy.  "As the world's leading provider in software for unstructured information, with a proven track record in serving highly-regulated, information intensive industries, we see healthcare as an ideal market for Autonomy. Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare provides healthcare delivery organizations with a comprehensive platform for significantly improving their clinical and business operations – helping them to pave the way as leaders in the new era of healthcare."

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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, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, 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. Please visit to find out more.

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