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Waitemata District Health Board chooses SeeBeyond

MEDIA RELEASE 11 December 2001


Waitemata District Health Board chooses SeeBeyond to enable seamless evolution of their information systems

Having the right information, at the right place, at the right time is one of the key issues in improving the standard of Health Services to the community

11 December 2002 - SeeBeyond, a leading global provider of eBusiness Integration (eBI) solutions, today announced that Waitemata District Health Board has selected its e*Gate product to optimise the flow of information between its clinical systems and to assist in improving the provision of medical services to more than 445,000 New Zealanders.

Formed under In recent legislative changes in the New Zealand health sector, Waitemata District Health Board provides secondary and tertiary health services as well as the funding of all public health in the district catchment, the second largest in the country in population terms. was given responsibility for total health care provision in its area. With greater demands placed upon its internal and external information channels, combined with constrained levels of funding, the Health Board is continuously seeking sought a more efficient and streamlined platforms on which to build improved information and e-business systems.

SeeBeyond's Managing Director, Des Powell, said, "Health Authorities across New Zealand are moving to regional standards for core systems in an effort to lower costs and improve service. Waitemata District Health Board will be working closely with SeeBeyond and other regional providers to leverage knowledge and skills to improve service delivery and lower the cost of information provision."

Waitemata District Health Board CIO Ray Delany said, "e*Gate and SeeBeyond is providing us with significant improvements in the time taken to deploy new interfaces and systems, saving us money and giving us increased flexibility to change and adapt as we seek to constantly improve health information services in the region. A recent example saw us build some new interfaces in matter of days compared to weeks or months using other technologies"

SeeBeyond will provide a complete integration layer for the Waitemata District Health Board, initially involving the migration of core systems such as Patient Management, Laboratory and Radiology onto new technology. Ultimately, SeeBeyond gives Waitemata DHB the flexibility to develop technologies including a portal for external providers and the electronic transfer of information to other related organisations.

"SeeBeyond not only provides us with an open and flexible integration layer that complies with the standards that exist both inside and outside the health sector, they have demonstrated the capability to work with us, understand our requirements and challenges and to build a relationship that works as a win/win for both parties." Said Mr Delany

Mr Powell said Waitemata District Health Board had already been using SeeBeyond's e*gate solution, however, to facilitate the evolution to regional standards, an across-the-board upgrade to the latest version 4.5 will be implemented.

SeeBeyond is a leading provider of eBusiness Solutions globally and has over 70% share of the Australian public health care market, with clients such as NSW Health, Qld Health and Victorian Health. Clients in other industries include Dairy Farmers, Sony, General Motors, AMP, Macquarie Bank, Westpac and the Department of Defence.

~ENDS~

About SeeBeyond As the leading global provider of eBI* solutions, SeeBeyond (Nasdaq: SBYN) enables the seamless flow of information within and among enterprises in real time. The SeeBeyond eBI Suite offers a rapidly deployable and infinitely scalable infrastructure for seamless application integration, dynamic business-to-business connectivity and robust business processes optimization. SeeBeyond has more than 1,520 customers worldwide, including ABB, ABN Amro, Barnes & Noble.com, Bausch & Lomb, BHP Billiton, DuPont, Florida Power & Light, Fluor Daniel, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer and Sprint. Key global business and technology consulting partners include Accenture, EDS, Computer Sciences Corporation, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, KPMG Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and answerthink. Software partners include BroadVision, Onyx Software, Oracle, SAP and Siebel Systems.

SeeBeyond has Asia Pacific Headquarters in Sydney, Australia and offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Wellington, Auckland and Singapore. SeeBeyond has global headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. For more information, please visit www.seebeyond.com .

CONTACTS:

Ann-Marie Flanigan Director - Marketing and Alliances Asia Pacific SeeBeyond Ph: 61 2 9263 2700 Fx: 61 2 9263 2711 aflanigan@seebeyond.com

Toni Scoble Director Turnbull Porter Novelli Ph: 61 2 8585 8200 Fx: 61 2 8585 8201 tscoble@porternovelli.com.au


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