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Olympus America and Computer Associates Partner to Develop Endoscopy Software Management Solution

New Orleans, La – Olympus, the world’s leading endoscopy company, today announced that Olympus America Inc. and Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) are joining forces to help improve management software for the field of endoscopy. The newly designed, easy-to-use software will allow healthcare practitioners to capture images and quickly generate clinical reports, minimizing the need for dictation. The ability to enter technical and clinical information streamlines the documentation process and eliminates duplicated data entry.

“The Olympus-Computer Associates strategic partnership leverages each company’s strengths to further the Olympus Total Endoscopy solution for healthcare professionals to best manage patient care,” said Mark Gumz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Olympus America. “Clearly, Computer Associates’ proven track record in developing successful software products coupled with Olympus’ expertise in developing best-of-breed endoscopy products will allow us to provide an innovative future for the field of endoscopy.”

Built on CA’s powerful Jasmineii eBusiness Platform, this state-of-the-art solution includes/features:

  • Business-to-business (B2B) access: over the Internet to information from hospitals, clinics, physician offices and their homes
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI): built-in capabilities facilitate integration with hospital information systems
  • CA’s Neugents: neural agent technology provides intelligence and capabilities to predict system performance in advance
  • Dynamic availability of complex multimedia: access to complex medical data using a graphical and intuitive visual user-interface dramatically improves ease of use

Olympus America Inc. distributes a well-diversified range of products that leverage its core expertise in optics and digital information technology for consumer, scientific, healthcare, commercial and industrial markets. These products include film and filmless cameras, microcassette and digital voice recorders, binoculars, film scanners, personal photo printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical diagnostic analyzers, and other high technology products. Olympus America Inc. is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Olympus America Inc., located in Melville, N.Y., is a subsidiary of Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. with worldwide revenues of $3.5 billion for the year ended March 31, 1999. For more information, please visit our web site at www.olympus.com.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), one of the world's leading business software companies, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness through innovative technology, services and education. CA has 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue of $6.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 1999. For more information, visit www.ca.com.