updated 2/21/2011 9:16:50 AM ET 2011-02-21T14:16:50

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced at HIMSS11 Conference and Exhibition its partnership with HealthShare Montana, a non-profit statewide initiative focused on the exchange of healthcare information. The partnership offers Montana health providers secure access to patients' medical and administrative information at the point of care.

"Our goal was to bring the first-ever statewide IT backbone that connected all Montana physicians," said Loren Schrag, Executive Director for HealthShare Montana. "We also are providing our caregivers with quality and performance metrics to help them deliver the best care possible -‑ efficiently and effectively ‑- and only Covisint offered the secure infrastructure we needed at a price we can afford."

Sparsely populated geographies traditionally have not had access to the latest high-tech healthcare, often putting these regions at a competitive disadvantage in attracting new businesses or residents. Technology, however, can have a huge impact in leveling the healthcare playing field, enabling even rural physicians to have the same access to information and specialists that doctors in metropolitan areas have. Covisint technology enables HealthShare Montana to create statewide connectivity and access to healthcare resources resulting in better care delivered more efficiently and effectively.

HealthShare Montana is partnering with Covisint because Covisint provides connected care coordination solutions that enable healthcare data to flow securely to those having the greatest impact on delivering favorable patient outcomes. Covisint's DocSite solution creates a shared guideline dictionary for HealthShare Montana, enabling 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 physician practices with or without an EHR.

"HealthShare Montana chose to connect physicians statewide by leveraging the same secure infrastructure that has already benefited other state populations," said Brett Furst, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "This is going to allow the State of Montana to begin impacting the quality of care while bending the cost curve as early as this summer."

HealthShare Montana

HealthShare Montana supports, promotes and encourages the exchange of secure and reliable health information among stakeholders and regional networks to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of healthcare through the adoption of electronic health records and health IT

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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Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com .

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