DETROIT, Oct. 7 Compuware Corporation(Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced that its Covisint subsidiary has inked anagreement with several physician organizations across Southeast Michigan toelectronically connect doctors to patient information via a single, secureframework. The electronic exchange, My One Health Information Exchange(my1HIE, pron: my-one-he), will connect several thousand physicians treatingthe majority of S.E. Michigan's five million residents.
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Physician organizations forming this partnership include UnitedPhysicians, Olympia Medical Services and Continuum Management Services. My1HIEphysicians will have immediate access to real-time patient information --including labs and eligibility -- as well as access to applications likee-prescribing that help them deliver better care more cost effectively.
"Michigan led the industrial age with manufacturing, and now we aredriving the healthcare adoption of technology -- with physicians and theirpatients at the core," said Dr. Steven Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P., President andCEO, United Physicians. "This Covisint partnership, now in its third year,gives us a great opportunity to make technology available and advancephysician adoption. It is no secret that electronic tools, such as electronicprescribing, eliminate errors and improve patient care. It has also given usperspective on the marriage of healthcare and technology, and this comingtogether of multiple physician organizations statewide is precisely wherehealthcare and technology need to meet."
Covisint will provide the secure platform powering this healthcareexchange that brings together data from many different sources onto onedigital dashboard. And, regardless of how many systems each caregiveraccesses, with Covisint, only a single, secure sign-on is required, freeingthe physician to concentrate on patient care.
"For the first time ever, Michigan physicians will have a single-point ofaccess to all of the clinical and administrative information they need to dotheir jobs," said Randall Bickle, DO, JD, CPE, President and Medical Director,Olympia Medical Services. "This will have a monumental impact in improving howwe deliver patient care."
Importantly, my1HIE physicians can keep all of their current technologysince Covisint handles the interoperability, regulatory, administrative andhelp-desk issues associated with connecting multiple systems. The network isflexibly designed to enable future functionality such as disease management,imaging and connectivity with existing and future regional health informationexchanges and other state agencies.
"This convergence addresses getting key information to where the majorityof care is being delivered...in the physician office," said Brett Furst, VicePresident of Healthcare for Covisint. "You can expect to see more of this kindof ground-breaking work from Covisint as we continue to securely connectentire healthcare communities everywhere."
Covisint's on-demand collaboration platform helps virtual communitiessecurely access, use and share time sensitive information. Covisint solvesbusiness problems by streamlining and automating processes globally --connecting state and nationally based communities, organizations and systemsin the healthcare, automotive and financial services industries, as well asthe public sector. Learn more about Covisint at www.covisint.com .
Compuware Corporation makes IT rock around the world, helping CIOsoptimize IT performance to achieve business goals. 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 serves the world'sleading IT organizations, including 92 percent of the Fortune 50 companies.Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com .
Doug Anter, Communications Manager, Compuware Communications and InvestorRelations/Covisint Division, [email protected]
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