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ICW Master Patient Index Locates Patient Data in a Split Second

Walldorf, Germany, March 22, 2007 – 100 million patient data sets in one database, combined with queries made by up to 1,000 concurrent users result in response times of less than a second. This is in summary the result of a weeklong test of the ICW Master Patient Index (ICW MPI) at the Hewlett-Packard European Performance and Benchmark Center in Böblingen, Germany.

A customer project required the ICW MPI to prove how quickly and reliably it could locate individual patient data from a large amount of information under extreme conditions. Thomas Breig, Managing Director of Healthcare Sales HP Germany: "We subjected the ICW MPI to an extensive load test at the HP European Performance Center. The software passed with flying colours, exceeding our expectations. The experts from ICW and HP were able to show how well the ICW MPI performs, as well as how stable and scaleable it is." Alexander Ihls, Product Line Manager of ICW’s hospital connectivity solutions, summarizes the test week, saying: “We first saved 15 million, and then 100 million patient data sets in one database, and in both cases we achieved stable response times of less than a second. The test results prove that our solution is just as suitable for large hospital groups, as it is for the installation of regional and nationwide networks.”

The ICW MPI is a component of the ICW hospital connectivity solution, which links existing but previously isolated hospital information systems without the need to replace the current software. It enables hospital doctors to access all medical information on their patients that is available in the whole hospital group at any time.

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About InterComponentWare
InterComponentWare AG (ICW) is a leading international eHealth specialist with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA and Bulgaria. Its solutions for networking the various players in the healthcare system lastingly improve process-oriented communication and data integrity, and therefore also the quality of healthcare. Among other things, ICW develops and distributes software and hardware components for the healthcare IT infrastructure for electronic health cards, the LifeSensor personal health record as well as networking solutions for hospitals and physician offices. As part of the bIT4health consortium, ICW provided important consulting services for the implementation of the electronic health card in Germany, is involved in the Austrian eCard project and has recently won the pilot project for the national health card in Bulgaria.