Healthcare IT and Biotechnology News Release
Date of Publication: Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Misys Healthcare Systems Debuts Misys Connect(TM); Provides Caregivers with Instant Access to Patient Information across Clinical Systems

Misys Connect(TM) Exceeds Profiles and Framework Standards from Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Initiative to Increase Healthcare Interoperability
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Misys Healthcare Systems today announced the availability of Misys Connect(TM) 1.0, which has embraced the standards of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative for the sharing of a patient's clinical information across vendor solutions to give physicians a single, secure source to view patient data instantly from any location or clinical system. The latest version of Misys Connect illustrates the commitment Misys has made to increase interoperability among healthcare solutions, thereby improving patient care by making patient information available immediately to physicians and other caregivers across the system.

Misys Connect is a data sharing solution giving physicians, other hospital clinicians, home care and long-term caregivers the ability to access patient information from a Web-based portal, increasing caregiver productivity and patient safety. Misys Connect is one of several solutions in the Misys Optimum(TM) family, a line of products designed to increase patient information sharing across organizations, healthcare settings and technical solutions.

"Using Misys Connect, Misys CPR(TM) and Misys EMR(R), we will create a virtually connected healthcare environment resulting in increased physician efficiency and quality of patient care this spring," said Gregg Martin, CIO at Arnot Health. "The physicians and other staff already benefit from using the individual Misys clinical information systems, and Misys Connect will provide the connectivity between the systems that allows us to realize our vision of a tighter coalition between our hospital and the surrounding community of healthcare providers."

Misys Connect 1.0 is the first data sharing solution in the market to operate using profiles and framework standards. In January, Misys Connect participated in the IHE Connect-a-thon and demonstrated technical and patient care coordination workflow profiles with three randomly chosen vendors.

"There's a great deal of talk in the industry about interoperability right now, but it's a reality with Misys Connect," said Richard Atkin, president of the Hospital Systems business at Misys Healthcare Systems. "By incorporating standards from IHE in our data sharing solutions and then moving beyond those requirements to deliver a usable solution, we are leading the industry towards that goal."

Additionally, using Misys Connect 2.0, which will be released later this year, a physician will be able to produce medical summaries using the Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing standards to communicate with other clinical systems within the Misys Optimum family. The product is built on a service-oriented architecture and utilizes Internet protocols, including HTTPS and XML, to provide access to enterprise and community-based electronic patient health records.

Misys Healthcare Systems will exhibit Misys Connect 1.0 - as well as all other solutions in the Misys Optimum family of products - Feb. 12-16 at the 2006 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in San Diego (Booth #721). For more information about Misys Healthcare Systems and its activities at HIMSS 2006, visit

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