Sun Microsystems Showcases End-to-End Portfolio Of Healthcare IT Products And Services At HIMSS 2006 Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference being held next week in San Diego, Sun Microsystems, Inc. will demonstrate its comprehensive suite of products and solutions designed to improve healthcare through information technology (IT). At Sun's booth (#3647), visitors will see how the company's recent acquisitions of StorageTek and SeeBeyond, as well as its alliances with other industry-leading technology providers, have brought together the critical IT components to enable efficient and effective healthcare information exchange, ultimately bridging the healthcare digital divide, and most importantly, saving lives.

Also at HIMSS, Sun will host an eHealth Thought Leaders Luncheon for media and analysts to discuss the real world challenges and opportunities in creating a regional health information organization (RHIO). Invited speakers will include representatives from the eHealth Initiative, an organization whose mission is to bring together diverse stakeholders to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information technology, as well as Sun's RHIO customers and Sun Microsystems executives.

In addition, Sun will hold its third annual SunSHINE Summit on Monday, February 13, offering a rich line-up of educational sessions focused on business and technology topics for healthcare IT decision-makers. The Summit features a keynote address by Dr. Ed Hammond, a leading authority on electronic standards and electronic health records (EHRs), as well as interactive educational programs on key topics such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for healthcare, Wireless Standardized Portable Electronic Record (WiSPER), Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and Pay for Performance. More information, including online registration, is available at .

WHEN AND WHERE: HIMSS Conference -- Sunday, February 12, 2006 - Thursday, February 16, 2006 San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Sun booth #3647 eHealth Thought Leaders Luncheon -- Tuesday, February 14, 2006 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina Torrance room (South Tower, 4th floor) 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 SunSHINE Summit -- Monday, February 13, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina WHAT: Visitors to Sun's booth will see Sun's expanded healthcare product portfolio, with solutions for data integration and middleware, smart storage, caregiver mobility and protected identity. Sun technologies on display in the booth will include: -- Sun Java[TM] Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS) -- a fully integrated platform comprised of nine modules, delivering a rich set of composite application and integration capabilities -- Sun Ray[TM] Desktop -- an ultra-thin desktop technology that allows a caregiver to automatically pull up his or her desktop session at any Sun Ray device within the network, using a smart card for identity management -- Sun Identity and Access Management Tools -- a set of tools that provide all the core functions and services needed to use, share and manage identity information -- Sun eIndex[TM] Single Patient Identifier -- an enterprise master patient index (EMPI) composite application built upon the Sun Java Composite Application Platform -- Sun Claims Lifecycle Manager -- a solution that helps healthcare customers enhance their compliance efforts with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other regulatory processes -- Sun iProvider[TM] Global Identifier -- a technology used to cleanse, standardize, match and integrate disparate provider databases to create a single record -- Sun CAPS Secure Messaging -- a secure, trustworthy, AS2 protocol-based communications infrastructure linking general practitioners, laboratories, hospitals and health authorities -- Sun Intellistor Data Storage Archive -- a data storage archive that combines functionality such as policy-based management, role-based security and remote replication -- Sun Network Attached Storage -- a storage solution that simplifies file sharing between disparate platforms and offers advanced business continuity functions to help protect customers' data -- Sun SL500 Modular Tape Library System -- a rack mounted tape automation solution that delivers superior scalability

If you are a member of the media or analyst community and are interested in speaking with Sun at the show and/or attending the eHealth Thought Leaders Luncheon, please contact Kimberly Conley at 415-365-0397 or

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