ISoft has signed a marketing agreement with US company, CliniWorks, to market its AccelFind software to healthcare organisations across the world.

The software enables users to extract and de-identify medical knowledge from any type of data; including free text notes, discharge summaries or structured data such as those stored in electronic records or lab systems.

The agreement will see iSoft provide AccelFind as part of its Life Sciences solution, under the ‘Powered by CliniWorks’ banner.

ISoft’s director for life sciences, Dr Joerg Kraenzlein, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to accelerate clinical research in a so far unprecedented way.

"[It will] tap into new areas of treatment options and value propositions that have the potential to change the way we perform medicine and use healthcare IT today.”

ISoft has already signed a deal with German personalised medication company, Cytolon, to integrate the tool into its web based platform that integrates product search and matching-to-patient, logistics and follow-up for the matching of stem cell products.

The extract tool will allow hospitals and organisation to extract clinical information regardless of the database that they use.

ISoft’s chief medical officer, Dr Michael Dahlweid, added: “Life Sciences is a new strategic asset of iSoft’s solution portfolio with a huge growth potential.

"It perfectly fits our Smart Solution approach, which provides instant value to existing and new customers.”