ARUP Laboratories’ ARUP Consult® Recognized as a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate
Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations
SALT LAKE CITY, June 24, 2008—ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced today that its Case Study for “ARUP Consult®, The Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation,” was selected as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. ARUP Consult is an online resource which offers health care providers no-cost access to current diagnostic advice regarding test selection and interpretation for more than 1,500 laboratory tests. ARUP Consult is available at www.arupconsult.com or m.arupconsult.com for mobile users.
“Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society,” said Ron Milton, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation and executive vice president of Computerworld. “We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions.”
The Computerworld Honors Program unites chairmen and CEOs of the world’s foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives and in over 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world.
Each year, members of the Chairmen’s Committee, a group of 100 chairman/CEOs of global technology companies, nominate individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social and economic progress. These identified organizations are asked to contribute a case study to the program's collection, and the donation of these case studies is celebrated with a formal medal ceremony in June where an accepted case study Laureate from each organization is publicly recognized.
ARUP Laboratories was one of 19 Laureates and three finalists nominated by Sybase, Inc., the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. According to Ronald L. Weiss, MD, MBA, president and COO of ARUP Laboratories, Sybase® M-Business Anywhere™ provides mobile content and an application platform to leverage ARUP Consult’s sync-and-go and wireless applications.
“We are pleased to be included in this distinguished group of Computerworld Laureates,” remarked Weiss. “Because ARUP's primary mission is to improve patient care, we've made ARUP Consult a top priority. This one-of-a-kind tool will enable physicians everywhere to have a positive impact on their local health community.”
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com
), weekly publication, focused conference series, and custom research form the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor-in-chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over two million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com
About ARUP Laboratories
ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With 2,300 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays, for patients throughout the country. ARUP’s clients include more than half of the nation's university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multi-hospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
ARUP Contact Information:
Ronald L. Weiss, MD, MBA
President and Chief Operating Officer