Covisint Announces Direct Solution for Advanced, Secure Electronic Healthcare Messaging

Covisint Announces Direct Solution for Advanced, Secure Electronic Healthcare
Messaging

Offering Helps Eliminate Use of Paper and Achieve Meaningful Use Stage II; Now
Available via APIs for Quick Start-up and Third-party Development

DETROIT, Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR)
company, today announced the release of its "Direct" solution that addresses
the Direct Project's goals of enabling secure, scalable point-to-point
email-like messaging. The solution is available as an out-of-the-box, ready to
use offering or via a comprehensive set of web services that allow
organizations, including EMR vendors, to implement Direct capabilities within
their native environments.

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Covisint offers the only Direct solution with a comprehensive set of web
services for third-party development, called application programming
interfaces, or APIs. With Covisint, healthcare providers can now further
eliminate paper-based systems and accelerate their movement toward achieving
Meaningful Use Stage 2.

As much of healthcare communication historically has been transacted via mail
and fax, the Direct Project (formerly NHIN Direct) has standardized the
technology and service requirements for simple and secure electronic
communication among healthcare stakeholders, replacing mail and fax. Direct's
primary goal is to boost participation in electronic healthcare information
exchange by speeding up implementation and enabling Meaningful Use.

Traditional electronic healthcare messaging did not enable a clinician to
electronically send information about a patient from one clinician to another.
Enabling secure information sharing between clinicians supports continuity and
continuation of care without the technical barriers traditionally experienced.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)positioned Direct as a simple and
familiar way to communicate securely. Covisint, a member of DirectTrust, the
new governing body for Direct, has written its solution to the specifications
of the Direct Project. Covisint's secure, encrypted Direct solution goes
beyond the Direct Project requirement and provides:

  *a healthcare provider directory (HPD) compliancy for easy look-up and
    identification;
  *a local provider directory load (LDAP) for synchronization with existing
    directories;
  *flexible provider search by zip-code, geography, specialty and gender;
  *integrated APIs to implement Direct capabilities within existing
    environments.

Covisint offers the secure management routing/administration and secure inbox
required for both parts of any Direct-enabled solution. With Covisint, a user
could also leverage their own, native in-box, relying on the Covisint-powered
health information service provider (HISP) or the secure, central routing and
administration functionality.

"Covisint Direct is the answer for states, hospitals, regional extension
centers and others seeking to quickly stand-up a Direct solution," said Steve
McDonald, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "Finally, there is a low
cost, pragmatic way to send CCDs, care gaps and alerts to members of a care
team that may not be on the same EMR. Covisint also offers EMR vendors without
a Direct component a way to quickly enhance their competitiveness and customer
affinity."

Covisint Healthcare meets healthcare organizations where they are in their
technology adoption, enabling them to mature into a fully functioning,
clinically integrated community with multi-system integrations and advanced
analytics. Covisint delivers high value to accountable care stakeholders by
supporting a comprehensive health information technology roadmap that fills
the gaps left by existing technology investments. Covisint's agnostic platform
enables the free, secure flow of information with the customer in full
control, helping healthcare providers avoid being reliant upon one vendor,
payer or HIE. Covisint Healthcare works with or without an existing EMR
system.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and
enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions
enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical
external audiences that define their success--including customers, business
partners and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure,
reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and it provides the kind of
engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect.
Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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         Public Relations Manager, Covisint
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