Amersham Health, a business of Amersham plc, has selected the webMethods integration platform to support Amersham’s global Information Management strategy. The webMethods integration platform will provide Amersham Health with both internal and external integration capabilities, enabling the company to share information more efficiently.
Amersham Health is the world leader in medical diagnostic pharmaceutical products for the early and accurate diagnosis of disease, and a major provider of therapy products for the treatment of cancer.
Amersham Health selected webMethods for its ability to rapidly integrate newly acquired applications and offer scalability for future growth. webMethods’ strong relationships with SAP and the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) were vital in Amersham Health’s decision.
In addition to enabling internal integration, webMethods will also be used to link Amersham Health’s systems with GHX, an online marketplace that connects suppliers to hospitals. Direct links between Amersham Health and GHX will streamline the procurement and payment process of all transactions completed via the platform.
The pharmaceutical industry is becoming increasingly global in nature and technology is vital to enabling companies to operate on this level, said Laurie Mascott, webMethods’ general manager, EMEA and senior vice president, in a release. webMethods is ideally placed to assist Amersham Health in achieving its goal of having a single, global view of business operations.