Dramatic AppCloud Growth Propels Covisint, a Compuware Company, to Become the Nation's Largest Healthcare Identity Management Service Provider

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced at HIMSS11 Conference and Exhibition that more than 50 third-party applications are now available on Covisint AppCloud. AppCloud is Covisint's secure and trusted third-party application marketplace, enabling quick access to a wide range of software-as-a-service applications for more than 200 integration partners.

Covisint AppCloud addresses the needs of both physicians and application providers by helping them overcome one of the largest barriers to the adoption of healthcare technology, namely, the disruption of the physician's workflow. For physicians and healthcare organizations, AppCloud enhances their daily work and the patient's experience by providing physicians with single-sign-on access to a number of different applications in a secure environment. This results in an easier and more automated registration process, making their third-party applications quickly available to a vast and growing ecosystem of healthcare professionals.

"Healthcare organizations everywhere are increasingly concerned about data security and privacy, particularly in light of recent and publicly embarrassing breaches related to moving and accessing health information," said Brett Furst, Vice President of Healthcare for Covisint. "AppCloud's dramatic increase in adoption is reflective of this need for security ‑ a key Covisint differentiator ‑ both in terms of the numbers of applications available and in the people and organizations using them."

Covisint AppCloud, which is part of the company's Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform, provides a single, simple source for relevant applications and enables community members to personalize their work environments for maximum productivity. Applications included in AppCloud are fully integrated with the Covisint ExchangeLink platform ‑ ensuring security and single sign-on access within a highly personalized, on-demand environment. AppCloud extends the value of Covisint ExchangeLink solutions across a variety of industry verticals.

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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 .

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