Intermountain Healthcare Selects Cognos as Business Intelligence Standard: - Cognos 8 BI to deliver operational and analytical reporting, dashboarding to better enable Intermountain's effort to pioneer new technologies in patient health and preventive care -

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Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced that Intermountain Healthcare - a nationally-recognized, nonprofit healthcare network of hospitals, clinics, health insurance plans and physicians across Utah - has selected Cognos as its Business Intelligence (BI) standard.

Without Clinical and Business Intelligence, healthcare organizations are simply automating their paper processes without actually improving clinical, cost and satisfaction outcomes

    Intermountain Healthcare consists of 21 hospitals, clinics, health plans and physicians servicing the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. It has been ranked as the number one integrated healthcare system in the United States for five of the past eight years.

By leveraging Cognos, Intermountain will provide clinical and business executives with greater and more simplified access to critical healthcare management information, enabling them to easily identify best practices in services delivery; monitor, measure and report on outcomes against key performance indicators; identify areas for improvement; and ultimately make informed decisions for improving patient health and preventive care.

"Without Clinical and Business Intelligence, healthcare organizations are simply automating their paper processes without actually improving clinical, cost and satisfaction outcomes," said Marc Probst, Chief Information Officer at Intermountain. "Cognos offers us a critical Outcomes Analysis infrastructure, enabling Intermountain to enhance its ability to provide comprehensive BI capabilities to expedite data driven quality improvement, cost reduction, patient satisfaction and overall safety improvements. Cognos will help us increase our capacity to more efficiently realize clinical and administrative process improvements, thereby providing significant value to our clinicians, patients and plan members."

Cognos 8 Business Intelligence provides decision makers at all levels of the enterprise groundbreaking capabilities to better manage performance by delivering a consistent, accurate view of all business information. As a complete, flexible product, Cognos 8 BI easily integrates into existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources. Its simplified BI environment improves user adoption, enables better decision-making, and provides a robust foundation for departmental BI and enterprise BI and performance management.

"Performance management is a business imperative, particularly for mission-critical healthcare organizations," said Bill Stevens, associate vice-president of life sciences at Cognos. "Through this partnership, Intermountain Healthcare will benefit from a clinical intelligence platform that transforms the vast amounts of disparate health and patient data into information assets, enabling key stakeholders to effectively collaborate and make critical, informed decisions."

Cognos' industry-leading performance management solutions have helped numerous healthcare organizations worldwide cut costs, increase operational efficiencies, and comply with government regulations. Cognos can be found in such leading healthcare organizations as Nebraska Medical Center, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachussetts, and Trillium Health Centre (Canada). For more healthcare customer success stories, please visit http://www.cognos.com/company/success/ss_healthcare.html.

ABOUT INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE:

Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with over 27,000 employees. Serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents, Intermountain's system of 21 hospitals, clinics, health plans and physicians provides excellent medical care at affordable rates. It has been ranked as the number one integrated healthcare system in the country for five of the past eight years (number two the other three years). A central part of Intermountain's mission is to provide quality medical care to its patients and members at the lowest appropriate cost. For more information visit http://www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

ABOUT COGNOS:

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance.

Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions -- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? - and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning future business strategies.

Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

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