Tulsa Firm Hopes Software Grabs Stimulus Funding

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 10:05 pm
By: News On 6

By Jennifer Loren, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa company is hoping to cash in on President Obama's economic stimulus package.  Almost $20 million is set aside for technology improvements in the medical industry.  Tulsa's Anyware Mobile Solutions hopes their software is top of mind when the grants are written.

"We are remaking the American landscape with the largest new investment in our nation's infrastructure since Eisenhower built an Interstate Highway System in the 1950s," said President Barack Obama.

Part of the president's economic stimulus plan is to bring the medical landscape up to date, setting aside $18 million for technology improvements.  Tulsa-based Anyware Mobile Solutions says their software is just what the doctor ordered.

"This is an application that's been in development by Anyware for about 5 years now," said Shawn Sicking with Anyware Mobile Solutions.

Anyware makes an application called Reform XT.  It allows users to very simply design their own forms that can be sent to mobile devices.

One survey was created by a group of Canadian doctors and sent to their Blackberries.  They were collecting data on the way surgical procedures are done.

"They can begin collecting their information, move away from a paper based process, move into a mobile web-based process that allows them to do that a lot more efficiently," said Shawn Sicking with Anyware Mobile Solutions.

Anyware plans to market their product everywhere, hoping to bring some of that Federal grant money home to Tulsa.

"We feel like there's a lot of opportunity, not just in the medical field, but in a lot of different areas where this type of application can be useful," said Shawn Sicking with Anyware Mobile Solutions.

The company is offering a free trial of Reform XT, as it tries to entice new clients.