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Texcel Offers XML Patient Record Demonstration

Texcel International to Participate in the First Ever XML Patient Record Demonstration

Texcel join forces with other leading technology vendors and the HL7 to show the electronic exchange of patient information

CAMBRIDGE, MA. February 22, 1999.

Texcel International, the leader in XML-enabled content management, today announced its participation in the first ever Health Level Seven, Inc. (HL7) electronic patient record interoperability demonstration. Texcel and other leading technology vendors will demonstrate how use of the XML standard facilitates the interchange of vital patient data among various information systems. The demonstration takes place at the HIMSS '99 Conference, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, February 12-25 in Booth 511. The goal of the XML framework, known as the HL7 Patient Record Architecture, is to improve patient care while lowering costs of healthcare information systems.

"Texcel is pleased to support the HL7 patient record initiative, which is designed to apply the benefits of the XML standard to a critical, real-world problem: how to deliver high quality patient care while maintaining costs," said Bruce Wolman, CEO of Texcel International.

Founded in 1987, HL7 is a not-for-profit association that develops standards for electronic data exchange in the Health Care industry with emphasis on clinical and administrative data. The Standards enables and simplifies interfaces among different Health Care technology applications. The end result is a common methodology by which data can easily be exchanged and managed across disparate systems, resulting in significant cost savings to the end user community.

Texcel International, along with Care Data Systems, CareFlow|Net, Inc., Epic Systems Corporation, Health Network Ventures, MedicalLogic, Inc., Oceania, Inc., Orchard Software Corporation and Sequoia Software Corporation, will demonstrate how data moves from system to system using XML. XML is a worldwide standard for describing documents and data in a vendor- and platform-neutral fashion.

Texcel's Information Manager, a content management system for document information, stores the electronic records in a searchable XML-enabled database. In the demonstration, the system also automates the process of creating documents such as Progress Notes that are required for a physical examination and subsequent laboratory work and diagnosis.

About Texcel International

Texcel International, the leader in XML-enabled content management, provides software and services to corporations and government agencies that depend on information access and efficient reuse for competitive advantage. Texcel's flagship product, Information Manager, is an XML- and SGML-enabled repository that provides workflow, version management, queries, electronic review and dynamic document assembly for multi-user authoring and editing environments. Customers use Texcel's Information Manager to create intelligent content-driven applications such as interactive electronic technical manuals, Web- and CD-ROM-based reference materials, and on-demand research reports, as well as printed product and maintenance documentation. Content that is managed in Texcel Information Manager can be delivered using the Web, paper or CD-ROM.

Founded in 1991, Texcel International has offices throughout Europe and the United States. NTT DATA represents Texcel in Japan. Among Texcel's customers are Diebold Incorporated, Ericsson Telecom, Boeing Helicopter Systems, Philips Business Communications, Wolters Kluwer, and the U.S. Navy and Patent and Trademark Office.

Texcel can be contacted at its U.S. office in Cambridge, Massachusetts by calling +1 617-621-7004. Information on Texcel can found on the World Wide Web


Texcel International
Amy Krane
Tel: +1 617/621-7004

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.

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