September 8, 2008
Minnesota Health Information Exchange and Compuware Covisint to Improve Healthcare Delivery Through Secure, Electronic Statewide Health Network
DETROIT and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compuware Corporation , today announced an agreement between its Covisint subsidiary and a public-private coalition in Minnesota to build one of the largest e-health exchanges in the nation.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/CLTH112LOGO )The Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE) provides a secure, electronic health information network designed to increase the safety and quality of care while decreasing costs. Leveraging Covisint technology, MN HIE will enable doctors at any hospital or clinic in the state to have patient-controlled access to medications and other patient-centric information.
"This program allows providers and health plans to collaborate to provide more seamless care for patients," said Mike Ubl, Interim Executive Director of Minnesota Health Information Exchange, LLC. "Immediate benefits for Minnesotans include real-time, point-of-care access to health information and an infrastructure to deliver future services, such as e-prescribing, lab test results, immunization records and communicable disease reporting."
Many patients have electronic medical records, but those records are only available to doctors in a particular hospital or clinic system and not to outside providers. By leveraging a single technology platform to safely and securely exchange health information, providers across Minnesota will have immediate access to vital medical information more quickly to deliver better care.
Sponsor organizations include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Fairview Health Services, HealthPartners, Medica, UCare and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The exchange is intended to go live in November, 2008.
"MN HIE is an important part of the state's healthcare reform efforts," said Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman. "It will enhance patient safety, as well as quality improvement. MN HIE will also allow providers to more effectively manage and coordinate healthcare services with each other."
"Providing statewide connectivity as a foundation to support healthcare collaboration is a winning strategy for driving technology adoption," said Brett Furst, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "MN HIE is a model example of providing one common infrastructure to connect the entire healthcare delivery system as a more effective and efficient way to securely share health information."
Covisint's on-demand collaboration platform helps virtual communities securely access, use and share time sensitive information. Covisint solves business problems by streamlining and automating processes globally -- connecting state and nationally based communities, organizations and systems in the healthcare, automotive and financial services industries, as well as the public sector. Learn more about Covisint at http://www.covisint.com/ .
Minnesota Health Information Exchange, LLC
The Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE) is a not-for-profit organization established by the state's leading healthcare organizations (health plans and providers) in partnership with Minnesota state government. MN HIE improves safety and efficiency by connecting doctors, hospitals and clinics across health care systems so they can access secure medical information to treat patients during a medical emergency or for routine care.
Compuware Corporation makes IT rock around the world, helping CIOs optimize IT performance to achieve business goals. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including 92 percent of the Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com/ .
Press Contacts Doug Anter, Compuware Communications and Investor Relations, 313-227-0127, [email protected] Patricia Lund, MN HIE 952-883-5308 or 612-618-1273 For Sales and Marketing Information Compuware Corporation, One Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226, 800-521-9353, http://www.compuware.com/
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CONTACT: Doug Anter, Compuware Communications and Investor Relations,+1-313-227-0127, [email protected]; Patricia Lund, Minnesota HealthInformation Exchange, LLC, +1-952-883-5308, or +1-612-618-1273
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