Intelligent Hospital Systems Receives International Award for Innovative Technology Benefiting Society

    WINNIPEG, June 30 /CNW/ - Winnipeg-based medical device company
Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems) was awarded the 21st Century
Achievement Award during the Computerworld Honors Program Awards Gala on June
1, 2009 in Washington D.C. IH Systems received the award in recognition of its
RIVA System (Robotic IV Automation), the world's first solution combining
software, robotics and engineering to automate IV preparation in hospital
pharmacies. Technology partner, Sybase, nominated IH Systems for the award.
For over two decades, CEO's and chairmen of the world's foremost information
technology companies have recognized the most outstanding user achievements in
technology each year through the Computerworld Honors Program.
    According to Thom Doherty, Chief Technical Officer with IH Systems, RIVA
offers significant advantages to users. "The RIVA System allows hospital
pharmacies to automate the full end-to-end medication process for the first
time," he says. Mr. Doherty continues, "The RIVA system is the first of its
kind to integrate robotics, vision systems, motion controls and software in
this combination. From the use of high resolution cameras and sensors, to real
time access to detailed electronic records, pharmacists have the tools they
need to meet their goals for patient care," he states.
    Mr. Doherty notes the role technology provider Sybase, Inc., an industry
leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and
mobilize information, has played in advancing the RIVA System into hospital
pharmacies around the globe. "Partnering with Sybase provides the reliability
and high availability that RIVA requires to completely automate IV
preparation," he says.
    "Sybase congratulates IH Systems for its use of innovative technology to
directly benefit people's lives," says Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president
and chief marketing officer at Sybase. "We applaud RIVA's unique capability to
reduce errors, ensure sterility and efficient throughput, while supporting
hospitals' ability to reallocate pharmacy resources. We are pleased that
Sybase products are utilized to help IH Systems achieve their vision by
enabling them to manage, analyze and deliver data in a more efficient and
smarter way."

    RIVA (Robotic IV Automation System) - a self-contained unit for filling
IV syringes and bags - is the first product developed by Winnipeg-based
medical device company Intelligent Hospital Systems. For more information,
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