updated 11/9/2010 3:47:21 PM ET 2010-11-09T20:47:21

DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Healthcare Vendors." Covisint is a leading platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution provider for hospitals and health systems, states and health information exchanges (HIEs) as well as physicians.

According to IDC Health Insights, the increasing implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) and HIE technologies will spur worldwide growth of Healthcare IT spending over the next three years to more than $13 billion. As a result, support levels for EMRs and infrastructure technologies have heavily increased, presenting an ideal opportunity for vendors in this market. This first annual list recognizes vendors that have taken advantage of this growing market and are seeing great success in the healthcare space.

"Increased regulations and the move to electronic health records are fueling an interest in the healthcare market," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "These 100 vendors, including Covisint, see the opportunity early and are supplying healthcare providers with the integrated and customized IT solutions to meet healthcare's demanding needs."

As noted by CRN, "Covisint, a Compuware brand, has a Platform-as-a-Service home run in ExchangeLink ™ for Healthcare, which extends Covisint's portfolio of web-deployed…platforms for secure data exchange." A special feature of the Top 100 Health-Care Vendors appeared in the print version of CRN Magazine, and expanded coverage is featured online at http://bit.ly/b9dew5.

"CRN is recognizing vendors like Covisint that are well-positioned to help the entire healthcare ecosystem deliver better care more efficiently," said Brett Furst, Vice President of Healthcare for Covisint. "In healthcare IT, success is being determined based on adoption of non-disruptive technology that keeps existing workflows and enables all of the pieces to seamlessly work together."

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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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