Swearingen Software Adopts Pervasive.SQL V8 to Power Its Radiology Information Systems

February 10, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pervasive Software(R) Inc. , a leading provider of data-management solutions powering the success of application developers worldwide, today announced that Swearingen Software is embedding the

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pervasive Software(R) Inc. , a leading provider of data-management solutions powering the success of application developers worldwide, today announced that Swearingen Software is embedding the HIPAA*-ready Pervasive.SQL(TM) V8 database into all new shipments of its products to continue to drive down the total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Swearingen Software, Houston, Texas, develops radiology information system software for small and mid-sized hospitals and radiology clinics nationwide and chose to standardize its product lines on Pervasive.SQL V8 for its high reliability and low administration. Swearingen's RMS and RMSLite product lines are the radiology management systems of choice for more than 200 hospitals with some sites performing over 120,000 exams per year. The RMS product line helps radiology departments better manage their resources and automate patient management, film tracking, scheduling, transcription, inventory, quality control, standard procedures, equipment maintenance and personnel management.

"Pervasive provides an embedded database platform that can be implemented during application development to enhance performance and reduce administrative burdens associated with stand-alone, database deployments," said Randall Swearingen, CEO of Swearingen Software. "With Pervasive we are able to provide a best-in-class, scalable radiology information system that is affordable to own and maintain, especially for mid-sized hospitals that are cost conscious and committed to delivering the best available healthcare."

The radiology departments Swearingen serves depend on the reliability and security Pervasive.SQL provides. Pervasive.SQL plays a critical role in lowering the TCO for healthcare application developers because of its low administration costs, HIPAA-readiness, improved performance and scalability.

"Healthcare application developers, such as Swearingen, depend on their database platform and tool partners to help them meet time-to-market requirements and to deliver high-quality solutions," said Tom Walsh principal consultant, CTG HealthCare Solutions. "Pervasive provides a leading embedded database that helps healthcare organizations use the application in time-sensitive environments where access to patient information must be fast and secure."

"Of the five million deployed Pervasive.SQL server seats, a significant number have been deployed in hospitals, clinics and provider offices around the world," said Suaad Sait, vice president of marketing at Pervasive Software. "We have long been attuned to the unique needs of the healthcare market and are proud to announce that Pervasive.SQL 2000i and V8 are HIPAA-ready based upon an independent analysis by CTG HealthCare Solutions. After all, embedded databases are important to compliance because of the role they play in the handling and security of data which is at the heart of the new regulations."

Pervasive in Healthcare

To learn more about Pervasive and Swearingen, please visit the Swearingen booth #2550 at the HIMSS conference. Thirteen of the top 50 healthcare IT companies** rely on Pervasive's database engine to power their applications. Pervasive is the database of choice for more than 100 healthcare application developers with more than 80,000 end-users in the healthcare space, including such leaders as Cerner Corporation, IMPAC Medical Systems, Lanier Healthcare, McKesson Corporation, Medical Information Technology, Inc., Mediware Information Systems, Phillips Medical Systems, QuadraMed Corporation, SunGard Workflow Solutions and WebMD Corporation. More information on Pervasive's solutions for the healthcare industry and HIPAA readiness may be found in a special section of the company's Web site, http://www.pervasive.com/healthcare.

About Swearingen Software

Founded in 1982, Swearingen Software is a recognized industry leader in radiology information systems for hospitals and clinics. Swearingen is the radiology information system of choice in more than 200 hospitals and clinic radiology departments across the country. The Houston-based company can be reached at 800.992.1767 or on the Web at http://www.swearingensoftware.com/.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software is a leading global data-management company powering the success of application developers by providing solutions that deliver the industry's best combination of performance, reliability and low administration costs. Pervasive's strength is evidenced by the size and diversity of its customer base, serving tens of thousands of customers with hundreds of thousands of end-users in nearly every vertical market around the world. Founded in 1994, Pervasive sells its products into more than 150 countries and is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe. More information may be found on the Web at http://www.pervasive.com/.

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Footnotes: * HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ** Data according to Healthcare Informatics 2003 - Top Healthcare IT Companies By Revenue

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