November 16, 2006

Three South Shore Physicians Practices’ Select Misys Healthcare Systems to Enhance Patient Care

Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT, today announced that three physician practices in Massachusetts, all members of South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (South Shore PHO), have made a commitment to enhance patient care and have selected Misys Vision® and Misys EMR® to accomplish that. South Shore Women's Health, Harbor Medical Associates and South Shore/Hanover OB/GYN will benefit from better communications, improved productivity, enhanced revenue and increased operational efficiencies. They will also gain access to the most up-to-date and accurate information, on an integrated platform. These practices also gain the opportunity to work with other physicians in their community while interfacing with local hospitals.

"Misys' solutions for practice management and EMR stood out to us for our member practices because of its products' effectiveness and the company's reputation for providing exceptional customer service," said David Girouard, director of IT for South Shore PHO. "South Shore PHO believes that these three practices, and others in the future, will benefit from improved efficiencies through enhanced technology that is easy to use and that adapts to the changing needs of the industry."

These practices in the South Shore region of Massachusetts also selected Misys because the company is focused on the needs of physicians. With technologies that are sound and work on an uncomplicated user interface, South Shore Women's Health and Harbor Medical Associates selected Misys Vision and Misys EMR because they wanted a single database system that would offer improved connectivity and interoperability. South Shore/Hanover OB/GYN implemented Misys EMR because the technology was reliable and fit with its current workflow, allowing physicians to provide better patient care without changing their process.

"We look forward to implementing practice management and EMR solutions to enhance our patient care," said Barbara Bierman, practice administrator of South Shore Women's Health. "We foresee efficiency with integrated data will improve communication with our staff and patients. We are confident Misys Vision and Misys EMR is the best solution for our practice."

Misys Vision was designed to handle the patient management and administrative needs of healthcare organizations with medium and large physician practices, like those belonging to South Shore PHO. Misys EMR provides medical practices with powerful tools to expand access to patients' care information that is generated from outside their practice--thus improving the usability and value of the electronic medical record.

"There has been a tremendous increase in the Northeast toward PHOs making group buying decisions for healthcare technology," said Kelley Schudy, vice president of Field Sales for Misys Healthcare Systems. "Misys is helping take South Shore PHO to the next level, ensuring its successful leap into improving effective workflow and patient satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to connect more practice members to each other in order to further drive efficiency and improved care.

About Misys Healthcare Systems

Misys Healthcare Systems, one of the top five healthcare IT companies in North America, develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of healthcare. Misys' family of leading clinical products and Web-based technologies -- Misys Optimum™ solutions -- are designed from the ground up to share patient data across all medical care settings. Misys Optimum connects community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations. For more information, visit

About Misys plc

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global software company, is one of the world's largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and healthcare industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers' markets and operational needs. In banking Misys is a market leader with over 1,200 customers, including 49 of the world's top 50 banks. In healthcare Misys is also a market leader, serving more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations, 1,200 hospitals and 600 home care providers. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a leading provider of support services to financial advisers in the UK. Misys employs around 6,000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit

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