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Covisint Powers Health Information Exchange In Southeast Michigan

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DETROIT — The Covisint subsidiary of Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) Monday announced that the Detroit-based Southeast Michigan Beacon Community has selected Covisint’s accountable care technology to aggregate regional health information into a comprehensive patient health record.

The new system, called BeaconLink2Health, will provide physicians with trusted, secure access and full visibility to patient health records, while also calling their attention to specific areas of concern, such as for elevated blood pressure or, for example, where a patient is overdue for a test.

SEMBC’s goal is to use Covisint to help deliver higher quality patient-centered care, lower healthcare costs and improve population health.

“As a Beacon Community, our objective with BeaconLink2Health is to help build and strengthen the health information technology infrastructure and exchange for the community, delivering a new level of sustained care quality and efficiency for years,” said Terrisca Des Jardins, Director of the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community. “The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community is helping position our region and state as leaders in innovative health solutions.”

To support the development and launch of BeaconLink2Health, Covisint technology is being used to develop and manage the clinical data repository, community level evidence-based care gaps and alerts, single sign-on technology and care coordination tools.

“Covisint consistently delivers on its accountable care promise: measurably improving community and individual care outcomes through technology,” said David McGuffie, Covisint president and COO. “This is yet another Beacon success, and since it’s in my own backyard, is of personal importance to me. Covisint provides the accountable care horsepower that healthcare’s key stakeholders need.”

The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community is one of 17 Beacon Communities established in the United States by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Detroit was awarded a $16 million federal cooperative agreement from the ONC in September 2010 to fund this major initiative.

It is the goal of the SEMBC to help demonstrate the vision of a future where hospitals, clinicians and patients are meaningful users of health IT, and together as a community, achieve measurable improvements in health care quality, safety, efficiency and population health. For more information, visit www.sembc.org.

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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