New Progress® OpenEdge® 11.2 Platform Helps Electronic Health Records Provider Go Mobile

20. Februar 2013

Bedford, MA

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business applications, today announced that Infian, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) for dialysis centers and the renal industry, has chosen the new Progress® OpenEdge®11.2 application development platform, featuring the OpenEdge Mobile product to help its clients save time and improve quality of care. Using the new solution, Infian will now be able to make data available securely - where it’s needed and when it’s needed - using the latest in mobile technology.

Infian has been in the healthcare business for over 30 years and has worked with Progress Software to develop comprehensive EHR solutions. As the industry has evolved into its current cloud, mobility and “bring your own device” environments, Infian is using the OpenEdge 11.2 platform to develop solutions to help medical centers and physician offices easily and securely manage patient care while remaining compliant.

Launched earlier this month at the Progress Software Global Partner Conference and now generally available, the OpenEdge 11.2 platform with the Progress OpenEdge Mobile product provides developers with a quick and easy way to deploy full enterprise applications on mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android, while also taking advantage of mobile device features. This “write once, run anywhere” approach helps organizations bridge the so-called mobile app gap.

By leveraging the powerful back-end capabilities of the OpenEdge platform, it can increase developer productivity by 40% or more compared to time-consuming, feature-limiting competitive solutions. The OpenEdge Mobile product allows developers to continuously and efficiently update applications as the mobile market evolves and new devices are introduced. As a result, developers have a highly productive, simplified development experience from start to finish from which they can integrate end-user access to full features of critical business applications on mobile devices.

Supporting Quotes:

Mike Wheat, chief information officer, Infian: “As the leading provider of Electronic Health Records for dialysis centers and the renal industry, it’s our job to help clinicians focus on what’s most important, quality of care. The new Progress OpenEdge 11.2 platform features for mobile application development will allow our development team to more efficiently keep our applications and solutions continuously updated and enhanced to meet ever-changing information and regulatory demands and to make that information securely available using the most current technologies.”

Karen Tegan Padir,, senior vice president and business line executive, Application Development for Progress Software: “We’re gratified by the work that Infian is doing to drive efficiencies within the EHR space using the Progress OpenEdge application development platform. It’s further proof that Progress has the solutions, industry expertise and thought leadership to help our partners and customers accelerate advancements in healthcare by developing and deploying next-generation applications that are more focused on the patient, outcomes and efficiencies."

Padir added: “Regardless of market, industry or region, organizations are struggling to bridge the divide between end-user demand for mobile devices and the business’ ability to bring user-friendly apps that securely and effectively integrate critical back-end data and systems. The new OpenEdge Mobile product removes the need to learn device-specific languages or development environments, while enabling the creation of full-featured applications that can access all of the most important device capabilities, such as camera, GPS, and microphone.”

Additional Resources:
Learn more: OpenEdge 11.2
Learn more: OpenEdge Mobile
Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSW
Blog Post: Mind the Mobile “App Gap”
Blog Post: OpenEdge 11.2 ESAP – A Quick Tour
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Forrester Research, Inc. White Paper: Designing mobile apps from the outside in