Last updated: Friday March 28, 2003
have won, against open competition, TWO new contracts to develop
applications for the National Assembly for Wales.
... is for the development of a web-based Welsh version of the Performance Analysis Toolkit (PAT). PAT was originally developed by the NHS Information Authority as a stand-alone application using Microsoft's Excel and Access products. The Welsh version will retain all of the data, features and functionality of the original but will operate as a web-based service for NHS Wales users.
... is for the provision of a flexible, interactive, end-user analysis service which accesses a major part of the Patients Episode Database for Wales (PEDW). Based upon the functionality of our Clinical Browser application, this development (e-PEDW) will enable users to perform an almost infinite range of analyses of Inpatient and Outpatient activity, combining the flexibility of SQL with the intuitive 'slice and dice' user interface familiar to all Aquarius web client applications.
Both developments are due for completion at the end of summer 2003.
... watch this space for more news!
|February 2003||We will
not be demonstrating
at Harrogate (HC2003) this year. As a small business - which
intends, unapologetically, to remain small - we prefer to invest our
resources (both human and financial) in further developing new
capabilities within the Aquarius software range than to use
disproportionately large amounts on exhibiting at every Trade Show. We
have decided, therefore, that we will only exhibit at Harrogate every
We look forward to seeing you at HC2004, therefore (although we may bump in to old friends at HC2003 since we will be 'visiting')!
1.1 of Aquarius is now available. As well as completing all of the
version 1.0 developments, further enhancements have been made to the
client software in conjunction with our work with NafW (The National
Assembly for Wales).
Also included in v1.1 is a new 'non-Web' client which can access the same server but operates in a windowed environment rather than a web browser.
of the first application for NafW is just about complete and is being
Quality Assured by selected users prior to going fully live in March
2002. This application is a 'web' version of the popular HealthShow
system which started life in the mid-1990s as a delivery system for the
Public Health Common Data Set. It has grown into a major source of
Public Health and other healthcare information within the NHS in Wales
and has been completely overhauled with a substantial new Microsoft SQL
Server data warehouse with online access to data cubes created within
the Aquarius OLAP Manager.
achieved its first major sale.
The National Assembly for Wales (NafW) is purchasing Aquarius Server and Web-Client products, together with associated services from AHCis to develop a new application for publishing Information 'on the web'. This project will play an important role in the NafW's HOWIS (Health of Wales Information Service) initiative in providing users of the local Cymruweb intranet with interactive, on-line access to a wide range of Public Health and Hospital activity information.
AHCis will undertake the work in conjunction with Health Solutions Wales over the next few months, which will include building a substantial SQL Server data warehouse and developing a wide range of OLAP cubes and presentation analyses.
It is anticipated that, over time, the new application(s) will replace existing EIS-style applications which were developed some years ago using Acuity/ES software and which have been continually improved and supported by AHCis over the past 3 years.
1 April 2000
AHC Information Services Ltd establishes its first Internet presence with the first publishing of this Web Site.
We are working towards having a 'live' demonstration of Aquarius on the site as soon as we have sorted out the requisite WWW certification..
|April 2000||Version 4
of ECal, The Epidemiological Calculator will be available during April 2000. This includes
a major new extension which will allow data to be imported from ODBC databases or text
files, 'on the fly', thus creating new data sets to be used in ECal analyses.
AHCis made its first public exhibition appearance at HC2000 at Harrogate. We were extremely pleased by the response to Aquarius. It seems to be taking the right direction to meet the needs of the NHS - particularly within Health Authorities who are producing their 'Information for Health' Local Implementation Strategies on behalf of themselves and their PCGs.
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