Analyst Firm Positions Compuware in “Leaders” Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that Gartner Inc. has placed Compuware in the “leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM)” reporti. The report evaluated 29 vendors on completeness of vision and ability to execute. A complimentary copy of the report can be viewed at Six aspects characterize vendors that appear in the Leaders Quadrant: 1). competitive offerings related to all five dimensions of APM and best-of-breed functionality in two or more of the dimensions; 2). credibility in the monitoring of application domains assembled from heterogeneous sources; 3). effective integration across four or more of the dimensions; 4). the ability to deliver and support APM on a global basis; 5). a consistent track record of innovation; and 6). a vision that places APM at the heart of operations and application management. Compuware has been driving an aggressive growth strategy for its APM business, which saw its license and subscription fees leap 34.1 percent on a pro forma basis in fiscal year 2011. Reflecting this growth, Compuware was recently named the No. 1 provider of web performance monitoring solutions to the largest online retailers in the U.S. by Internet Retailer Magazine for the fifth year in a row, with more of the top 500 customers than the No. 2 and No. 3 vendors combined. Additional accomplishments to meet customer demand in Compuware’s APM business include the acquisition of dynaTrace — with its five-year CAGR of 125 percent – and three major releases of the integrated Gomez APM solution. With the combination of dynaTrace’s powerful technology with Compuware’s market leading Gomez APM Solution, Compuware now offers organizations a groundbreaking, next generation APM solution that uniquely meets the new demands of modern apps and cloud-based services and delivers insight into the performance of every transaction, from development through test and into production.

Spectrum Health Receives Heart Cath Accreditation: Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced Thursday that it has become the second institution in the U.S. accredited by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) for percutaneous coronary intervention. ACE is an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care. Percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. It is commonly referred to as angioplasty. A small metal tube called a stent often is placed during or immediately after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. The ACE evaluation process involves an in-depth independent review of personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment and outcomes information. All data collected is measured against nationally accepted standards for the highest-quality cardiovascular care. Facilities who undergo this voluntary and rigorous process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care to patients. ACE is sponsored by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the American College of Cardiology, the two leading professional cardiovascular organizations, jointly representing over 40,000 practitioners.

GloStream gets CCHIT certification: Troy-based gloStream, maker of gloEMR and gloPM — the only electronic medical record and practice management software with Microsoft Office built right in — announced that gloEMR version 6.0 has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) as a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory electronic health record system.  GloEMR also earned additional certifications for Cardiovascular Medicine and Child Health. CCHIT is a nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of health IT. The CCHIT Certified 2011 certification program provides a rigorous inspection of integrated EHR functionality, interoperability, and security features according to criteria independently developed by CCHIT’s multi-stakeholder, expert work groups using the company’s published testing methods. Testing is provided by a panel of well-trained experts. To increase buyer assurance, all fully certified products in the CCHIT Certified 2011 program undergo additional testing at live sites, and, for ambulatory EHR products, usability is rated, too. Only conditional certification is issued until live site verification is complete and, for ambulatory EHRs, all electronic prescribing certifications are in place. More at