DETROIT, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced that Compuware Covisint earned its second consecutive "Best Demonstration of Value/ROI" Healthcare Innovation Award at the recent Gartner Healthcare Summit 2007, sponsored by Gartner Vision Events. Additionally, for the third consecutive year, Covisint was nominated for "Solution with Greatest Market Potential."
The Healthcare Innovation Award was conferred through the votes of healthcare executives and CIOs at the summit, which nearly doubled its attendance this year by attracting approximately 450 professionals. Covisint presented its on-demand collaboration platform for healthcare with case studies on independent physician associations (IPAs), health payers and regional health information organizations (RHIOs).
"The healthcare IT executives in attendance review many products and services at Healthcare IT Summit," said Charles Badoian, Gartner Vice President Program Management for Healthcare IT Summit. "A Healthcare Innovation Award signifies that the attendees viewed the winners as having a level of excellence for IT vendors in their category."
Covisint enables the secure access to and the improved visibility of health information. Leading healthcare organizations and communities across the healthcare continuum leverage Covisint to exchange information and support real-time collaboration, including the automation and streamlining of basic clinical and administrative processes that are generally paper-based transactions today.
"We believe winning this prestigious award now for two consecutive years publicly affirms the deep business value and return-on-investment delivered daily by Covisint's on-demand healthcare solution," said Brett Furst, Compuware Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "Gartner Healthcare Summit attracts the world's leading healthcare and business-IT thought leaders-- people who demand the best technology to drive business gain. We couldn't be more pleased than to know that these accomplished professionals consistently think so highly of Covisint."
Covisint turns the extended enterprise into a competitive advantage for 45,800 organizations worldwide. Covisint's highly available platform provides an on-demand infrastructure for secure collaboration, interoperability and access to information. Covisint streamlines and automates business processes, globally connecting business communities, organizations and systems in the manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, public sector and financial services industries.
Gartner Healthcare Summit
The Gartner Healthcare Summit is widely regarded as the industry's most comprehensive healthcare IT and business conference. The only healthcare event to feature the insights of the world-renowned Gartner healthcare analyst team, the Summit offers a uniquely interactive forum designed to facilitate dialogues between Senior IT and business executives from both payer and provider organizations and the world's leading healthcare technology providers.
Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging technology providers in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about vision events can be found at visionevents.com.
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com/.
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