Misys Healthcare Systems receives approval from Highmark eHealth Collaborative Initiative

Raleigh 13 July 2006Misys eScript has been named a Registered Solution by the Highmark eHealth Collaborative. The organisation supports electronic prescribing within western and central Pennsylvania to make measurable improvements in patient safety, quality of care, system-wide efficiency and cost effectiveness. Area physicians can use Misys eScript to realize e-Prescribing benefits such as ease-of-use, work flow support and complete practice automation resulting in better patient care.

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"Practices using e-Prescribing recognize the value added for everyone involved", stated Dr. Joel Diamond of Diamond, Fera and Associates. "Physicians are able to offer patients an easy way to fulfil their prescriptions, and provide added safety through formulary checks and balances. With Misys, it is possible for physicians to manage medications and send prescriptions directly as a seamless part of the work flow. Experiencing these benefits will make many practices electronic converts."

Misys eScript is an e-Prescribing solution provided in partnership with InstantDx, electronically routes prescriptions to participating pharmacies while checking for insurance eligibility and patient formularies in real-time. This process enables quick approval of refill requests from pharmacies and also provides an easy way to order new prescriptions. Misys eScript enables physicians to view patient medication history and other data to ensure there will not be an allergic reaction or interaction with other medications. Under the terms of the grant programme, eligible physicians may be reimbursed 75 percent of the approved solution cost up to $7000.

"Misys is committed to serving physicians in western and central Pennsylvania and all communities by offering an e-Prescribing solution developed specifically for their needs", stated Rich Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Misys Healthcare Systems. "The Highmark eHealth Collaborative approval validates Misys' vision for clinical automation of physician practices. Inclusion on the approved list demonstrates our ongoing commitment to automating the health care community."

Misys eScript is part of the Misys EMR solution, which delivers the clinical documentation needed to pro-actively manage risk factors, health data and medications for hundreds of physicians throughout western and central Pennsylvania. These solutions are two of several products designed to achieve interoperability through the sharing of patient information across organisations, health care settings and technical solutions. Using Misys clinical solutions, physicians and staff work in a connected health care environment, leading to improved efficiency and patient care.

The Highmark eHealth Collaborative is a supporting organisation of the Pittsburgh Foundation and is not a subsidiary or affiliate of Highmark Inc. The name "Highmark" is used pursuant to a license agreement. Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

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. Misys' family of 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.

Misys plc is one of the world's largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and health care industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers' markets and operational needs. In health care Misys is a market leader, serving more than 110.000 physicians in 18.000 practice locations, 1200 hospitals and 600 home care providers. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a provider of support services to financial advisers in the United Kingdom. Misys employs around 6000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries.

More company news is available in the VMW March 2006 article Misys Healthcare Systems answers the call for interoperability with latest version of its EMR solution.


Leslie Versweyveld

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