CHELMSFORD, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, announced today that Patricia Hickey, Senior Clinical Analyst, Information Technology Services, a Datawatch customer of Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, Georgia has received the 2012 Ventana Research Information Technology Leadership Award in the Information Applications category for its patient management application. This application allows Piedmont Henry Hospital to achieve a more complete understanding of the processes that impact a patient's experience and has provided the hospital with an enhanced ability to measure and improve these interactions. The application, which was created through the use of Datawatch's information optimization software, enables Piedmont Henry Hospital to access both structured and semi-structured data sources that had previously been unavailable, offering a 360 degree view of the patient management information. ( http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/NE92833LOGO) "Ventana Research is proud to have selected Patricia Hickey and Piedmont Henry Hospital for this award, recognizing the innovative approach taken in using Datawatch's Information Optimization platform to provide users across the hospital a more accurate and interactive view of patient information," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. "With data growing at an ever increasing rate and coming from sources other than traditional databases, organizations like Piedmont Henry Hospital will need to find more innovative ways to get a complete view of their business. This implementation of Datawatch's solutions is a great example of how companies are dealing with this issue and changing the way their businesses work." "I would like to congratulate Patricia and her team at Piedmont Henry Hospital for this award. They are a perfect example of how forward-thinking organizations can change how a business operates by using all the information available to them to secure a greater understanding of what really drives them," said Ben Plummer, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Datawatch. "We at Datawatch are committed to delivering the products and services needed by organizations like Piedmont Henry Hospital to optimize the use of every shred of information available to get the whole story about their businesses." ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATIONDatawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications. Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. With more than 40,000 organizations worldwide using Datawatch's products and services, including 99 of the Fortune 100, it is obvious that businesses of every type can benefit from the power and flexibility of Datawatch's industry leading solutions. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.