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SmartWard Selects AdaCore Tools for Hospital Information System Development

June 9, 2014

AdaCore has highlighted the adoption of its GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment and CodePeer static analysis tool by the Australian healthcare informatics company SmartWard for use in implementing its patient care management system.

According to a release, the SmartWard system needs to be reliable and secure from unauthorized access, it has to provide real-time response and 24x7 availability, and it also must be easy to use by hospital staff. After evaluating alternative potential approaches, the company selected the Ada language and AdaCore software development tools as the best solution for meeting these requirements.

The SmartWard system replaces a paper-based, manual approach that is time-consuming and error prone. It runs on computers at each patient bedside and at all other points-of-care, providing up-to- date information on scheduled activities, patient alerts and vital signs and allowing real time entry of treatment records.

"Different language technologies have different strengths," said Cyrille Comar, AdaCore Managing Director. "Ada was specifically designed for systems where the concept of a 'fatal error' may be literally true, and we're pleased to see Ada adopted for medical applications such as SmartWard where reliability, safety and security are so critical."

"The use of Ada has helped us significantly in instilling a safety culture within our company," said Dr. Malte Stien, CTO of SmartWard. "We see Ada as a competitive advantage in our market, and the use of the language is a selling point for our product."

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