DETROIT, Nov. 26 Compuware Corporation(Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced that Compuware Covisint earned its secondconsecutive "Best Demonstration of Value/ROI" Healthcare Innovation Award atthe recent Gartner Healthcare Summit 2007, sponsored by Gartner Vision Events.Additionally, for the third consecutive year, Covisint was nominated for"Solution with Greatest Market Potential."
The Healthcare Innovation Award was conferred through the votes ofhealthcare executives and CIOs at the summit, which nearly doubled itsattendance this year by attracting approximately 450 professionals. Covisintpresented its on-demand collaboration platform for healthcare with casestudies on independent physician associations (IPAs), health payers andregional health information organizations (RHIOs).
"The healthcare IT executives in attendance review many products andservices at Healthcare IT Summit," said Charles Badoian, Gartner VicePresident Program Management for Healthcare IT Summit. "A HealthcareInnovation Award signifies that the attendees viewed the winners as having alevel of excellence for IT vendors in their category."
Covisint enables the secure access to and the improved visibility ofhealth information. Leading healthcare organizations and communities acrossthe healthcare continuum leverage Covisint to exchange information and supportreal-time collaboration, including the automation and streamlining of basicclinical and administrative processes that are generally paper-basedtransactions today.
"We believe winning this prestigious award now for two consecutive yearspublicly affirms the deep business value and return-on-investment delivereddaily by Covisint's on-demand healthcare solution," said Brett Furst,Compuware Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "Gartner Healthcare Summitattracts the world's leading healthcare and business-IT thought leaders--people who demand the best technology to drive business gain. We couldn't bemore pleased than to know that these accomplished professionals consistentlythink so highly of Covisint."
Covisint turns the extended enterprise into a competitive advantage for45,800 organizations worldwide. Covisint's highly available platform providesan on-demand infrastructure for secure collaboration, interoperability andaccess to information. Covisint streamlines and automates business processes,globally connecting business communities, organizations and systems in themanufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, public sector and financial servicesindustries.
Gartner Healthcare Summit
The Gartner Healthcare Summit is widely regarded as the industry's mostcomprehensive healthcare IT and business conference. The only healthcare eventto feature the insights of the world-renowned Gartner healthcare analyst team,the Summit offers a uniquely interactive forum designed to facilitatedialogues between Senior IT and business executives from both payer andprovider organizations and the world's leading healthcare technologyproviders.
Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is a leading producerof highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users togetherwith leading and emerging technology providers in private boardroomappointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in thetechnology sector. Additional information about vision events can be found atvisionevents.com.
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business byhelping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutionsaccelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance ofcritical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entireIT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivitythroughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serve