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Pennsylvania implements system to help detect and track disease outbreaks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 13, 2003 Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a leading provider of data integration and business intelligence software, today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has successfully implemented the Informatica data integration platform to help public health personnel more effectively detect, track and respond to disease outbreaks.

Aiming to address the difficulty of containing disease outbreaks within geographical boundaries and the possibility of bioterrorism, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented a statewide electronic disease-surveillance system called PA-NEDSS (Pennsylvania Electronic Disease Surveillance System).

PA-NEDSS promotes the use of information-system standards to help ensure automated, integrated and interoperable surveillance systems at federal, state and local levels. More specifically, PA-NEDSS improves the timeliness and accuracy of disease reporting and expands the public healthcare infrastructure to speed response to possible bioterrorism attacks.

For additional information, visit www.informatica.com .


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