Misys introduces Misys Optimum to support physicians and caregivers across the continuum of care

Raleigh 17 February 2004Misys Healthcare Systems, specialised in health care information technology, has introduced Misys Optimum, a suite of products that provides physicians and caregivers with integrated information management across the continuum of care. Misys Optimum is a comprehensive suite of world-class clinical systems and services uniquely positioned to support community-wide health care with data sharing among acute, ambulatory and post-acute care providers, affiliated and non-affiliated. Misys Optimum offers rapid return on investment while improving operational efficiencies and decreasing costs for all participants by focusing on continuity of care.


"Misys Optimum meets the growing market demand for information technology solutions that bring together essential patient information across all of the key care delivery settings", stated Tom Skelton, chief executive officer, Misys Healthcare Systems. "We'll continue our commitment to exceptional software and service quality, all while integrating our product offerings to provide true enterprise clinical solutions. Misys Optimum will provide clinicians with tools to optimize clinical and financial results, as well as productivity, freeing them to focus on the delivery of safe, effective patient care."

The Misys Optimum product suite supports emerging standards for the electronic health record with administrative and clinical applications including the award-winning Misys CPR clinical information system; hospital department clinical applications for pharmacy, laboratory and radiology; ambulatory solutions for physician practices; and homecare software. Approximately 92.000 physicians and more than 100.000 nurses in 18.000 medical practice locations, 1200 hospitals and 600 home care organisations across North America rely on Misys solutions to improve organisational efficiencies and overall productivity.

Backed by more than 20 years of experience, Misys Healthcare Systems supports all four settings of care identified in the Institute of Medicine's November 2003 report, "Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care", for which the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is critical - hospitals, clinics and physician practices, nursing homes and home care.

"Misys Optimum represents a strategic vision of integrated data, work flow efficiencies, reduced errors, and the dissemination of essential information throughout the entire health enterprise", stated Tom Skelton. "Misys Healthcare Systems' commitment to open systems, high quality software and services, driven by customer feedback and supported by extensive experience in supplying solutions to physicians and caregivers, assures our continued growth and financial stability, making us the logical choice for today's dynamic health care organisation."

Misys Healthcare Systems 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 health care. More news on Misys is available in the VMW January 2004 article Barton HealthCare System selects Misys for RIS-PACS integrated work flow optimization solution.

Leslie Versweyveld

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