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Absolute Software and Hospital Network to Discuss Data Breach Prevention at 2008 HIMSS Conference


Allina Hospitals & Clinics relates experience using technology to secure laptop computers during presentation at annual healthcare conference

Vancouver, Canada.– Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking™ solutions announced today that it will join Allina Hospitals & Clinics for a presentation on data breach prevention in healthcare at the 2008 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation titled “Best Practices for Data Breach Prevention in Healthcare” will be held February 27 at 4:15-5:00 pm in the HIMSS Product Pavilion.

During this compact 45-minute session, Brad Myrvold, Manager of Desktop Technology for 11-hospital Allina Hospitals & Clinics will relate his experiences balancing the benefits of laptop and tablet PCs with the requirement to protect EPHI from data breach. He will be joined by Absolute Software’s VP Healthcare Don Hughes for a discussion of Allina’s innovative use of Internet-based IT asset management, remote data delete and computer theft recovery technologies.
Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, HIMSS Product Pavilion

Learn more about data breach prevention in healthcare. Download “Compliance, Protection, Recovery: a Layered Approach to Laptop Security for Healthcare Organizations” at:

Please visit Absolute Software’s HIMSS exhibition booth #6878 or visit us on the Web at: How Computrace Solutions Work The Computrace® Software Agent that powers Absolute Software’s solutions is embedded in the BIOS of computers from the world’s leading computer manufactures.1 It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.

When a computer equipped with Computrace is reported stolen, Computrace sends a silent signal over the Internet to Absolute’s Monitoring Center, providing critical location information. Absolute then works with local law enforcement to help recover the computer. Embedded in the firmware of a computer, the stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging.

1 For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit:


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