Covisint, a Compuware Company, Wins New Business From Vermont Blueprint for Health

Covisint to Deliver a More Tightly Integrated Electronic Health Record System, Benefiting Vermonters Statewide

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DETROIT, Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that it has signed a new agreement with Vermont Blueprint for Health, a statewide organization that improves individual health and the health care system for all Vermonters. The new contract gives care providers statewide access to a more comprehensive and tightly integrated view of their patients' medical information at the point of care.

"We chose Covisint for performance and quality metrics and to ensure the best quality health care outcomes for Vermonters," said Hunt Blair, Director, Health Care Reform, Department of Vermont Health Access, Agency for Health Services, State of Vermont. "When delivering health care services to an entire state population – and interacting with patients, physicians, plans and health care systems – we demanded the best, most connected and secure solution available, which is why we selected Covisint."

"Care delivery success is increasingly defined – and rewarded – by favorable health outcomes, not by the number of tests and physician visits," said Craig Jones M.D. and Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health. "To achieve these favorable outcomes, obtaining the most comprehensive view of a patient's health is key. Our strategic relationship with Covisint will help ensure that families and patients will receive seamless, well coordinated healthcare."

Vermont chose Covisint because of Covisint's ability to provide connected care coordination solutions that enable health care data to securely flow to those most important to delivering favorable patient outcomes. Covisint's DocSite solution creates a shared guideline dictionary for Vermont Blueprint for Health, giving access to common questions and answers that can be used across various electronic medical and health records (EMRs and EHRs). The Covisint solution also can be used by community care teams and by practices with or without an EHR.

"Vermont Blueprint for Health puts patient-centered care delivery at the heart of the equation, providing specific and actionable patient information into the point of care workflow for all Vermonters," said John Haughton M.D., M.S. and Chief Medical Information Officer for Covisint. "This renewed relationship provides deep value and helps ensure the success of Vermont's commitment to the health of its citizenry."

Vermont Blueprint for Health

The Vermont Blueprint for Health is a vision, a plan and a statewide partnership to improve health and the health care system for Vermonters. The Blueprint provides the information, tools and support that Vermonters with chronic conditions need to manage their own health – and that doctors need to keep their patients healthy. The Blueprint is working to change health care to a system focused on preventing illness and complications, rather than reacting to health emergencies.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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