Autonomy Taps Into the Power of the Healthcare Community With Auminence World

New Capabilities Enable Healthcare Professionals to Connect and Collaborate in Real-Time, Improving Quality of Care at Lower Costs

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS11 -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled a new expertise location module and intelligence connectors for Autonomy Auminence, the company's powerful point-of-care analysis dashboard. Auminence World allows healthcare professionals to rapidly connect with other experts within their healthcare delivery organization (HDOs) and access relevant external research. Powered by Autonomy's unique Meaning Based Computing platform, Auminence World leverages the extensive knowledge and expertise of the medical community in order to improve the quality of care at lower costs.

Today, as healthcare delivery organizations continue to consolidate and expand to become larger medical practices, they face a constantly growing volume of unstructured and structured healthcare information. Obtaining knowledge about 'who knows what' or 'who knows who' has become increasingly challenging. Auminence World allows healthcare professionals to overcome these organizational and geographic barriers in order to automatically identify specialists and 'connect the dots' among related medical information. Healthcare professionals can connect with experts within their own organizations and other HDOs using Auminence World if they so choose.

Powerful Expertise Location

Unlike traditional approaches that rely on manually created biography databases for expertise location, Auminence World leverages IDOL's ability to automatically build conceptual profiles of users based on understanding of information. As healthcare professionals interact with Auminence, Auminence World automatically builds and expands upon their user profile in real time.  As a result, Auminence World can identify specialists and experts within the healthcare delivery organization and connect them to conceptually related professionals as well as specific patient cases.

For example, suppose a cardiologist in large medical practice has a pregnant patient with mitral stenosis, a form of heart disease. The doctor is debating between treating her medically or surgically, and needs to consult with both obstetric and neonatal professionals who have worked on similar cases. Using Auminence World, he is quickly able to locate colleagues with the most relevant experience  as well as related research - and rapidly pull together the best team of specialists to treat his patient.

Intelligence Connectors

Auminence World provides out-of-the-box connectivity to widely-used, current medical research. Healthcare professionals can access conceptually related information to both their own work and their patient cases from one single intuitive window.

"Auminence World allows medical professionals to tap into the power and knowledge of the healthcare community," said Dr. Alan Stein, VP of Autonomy Healthcare.  "This unique platform leverages Autonomy's unique meaning-based technology to identify conceptually related individuals and research in real-time.  This dramatically enhances the experience for physicians, nurses, students, and patients alike - resulting in higher quality care at lower costs."

Auminence World is a module of Autonomy Auminence, a powerful point-of-care analysis dashboard designed to help the provider make better quality, data-driven, evidence-based diagnosis decisions. 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 - providing a checklist of suggested diagnoses based on a wide range of variables including clinical features, gender, and location. It integrates securely with electronic health records and existing medical infrastructures, and audits each session. A cloud-based offering, Auminence is instantly accessible from mobile devices, tablets, and desktops.

Auminence World includes the following capabilities:

  • Fast, real-time, and reliable identification of medical experts with conceptually similar research and specialties to the user and individual patient cases
  • Results organized by patient care team (doctors and nurses) or community (doctors, nurses, and students)
  • Communication tools for immediate access to identified experts
  • Visual analysis and automatic hyperlinking to conceptually and contextually related diagnoses
  • Out-of-the-box connectivity to external research, including the British Medical Journal papers
  • Conceptually recognize diagnoses, research, and people

About Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare

Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare (MBH) is an award-winning 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.  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.  

Please visit Booth # 331 at HIMSS to learn more about Auminence World, Autonomy Auminence, and Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare.

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, Nestlé, 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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