NEW YORK & PALO ALTO, CA - Sep 15, 2014
Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer, and Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced a strategic alliance to add new data management capabilities across Varian's software products for enhanced security, interoperability and performance.
Varian will deploy the Infor Cloverleaf Integration and Information Exchange Suite® to streamline the exchange of healthcare data across the care continuum in order to help healthcare professionals amass usable outcomes data and work toward improving quality of care.
"Infor offers essential expertise in implementing high capacity platforms that streamline the exchange of healthcare information," said Sukhveer Singh, vice president and general manager of the Oncology Continuum Solutions business at Varian Medical Systems. "By partnering with Infor to implement new data management strategies, we will be able to help our customers unleash untapped potential using data that resides in our software solutions for planning and delivering treatments and for managing clinical, financial and operational information in the oncology setting. As a strong player in the market, Infor will support Varian in realizing its software roadmap as the company moves towards cloud-based oncology informatics."
Infor is a recognized world leader in healthcare integration and information exchange across disparate clinical, financial, and operational information systems. The Cloverleaf Suite was developed exclusively for the healthcare industry to facilitate high-performance, high-capacity integration and information exchange. The platform offers security, messaging, monitoring, archiving, resiliency, and cost efficient interoperability via industry standard protocols and web services, regardless of the source system, message format, or transmission protocol.
Varian plans to utilize all of the modules available within the Infor Cloverleaf Integration and Information Exchange Suite, which will allow users to manage interfaces virtually anytime and anywhere, send and receive data securely, and aggregate and share data from diverse systems, including hospital information systems, labs, health information exchanges, and state and national registries.
"Not only is Infor committed to continuous innovation within the Infor Cloverleaf Suite of solutions, we are also committed to supporting the strategic goals at Varian Medical Systems through the use of our solutions specialized for healthcare," said Barry P. Chaiken, M.D., chief medical information officer, Infor. "At every step of the implementation, our support teams are prepared to help Varian facilitate high-performance, high-capacity integration and information exchange."
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About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,700 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
- 16 of the 20 largest US cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 16 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
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