SOURCE: Visiphor Corporation

October 31, 2006 08:00 ET

Visiphor Chosen as Finalist for the Microsoft Partner Program Impact Awards

VANCOUVER, CANADA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Visiphor Corporation ("Visiphor" or the "Company") (OTCBB: VISRF) (TSX-V: VIS) (XETRA: IGYA) announces that it has been selected as a finalist in the Business Process and Integration Solution of the Year category at the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. The fourth annual Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards acknowledge the exceptional work technology partners in Canada are doing with Microsoft-based technologies and software to deliver innovative solutions and unmatched value to their customers.

"Each year, technology partners continue to raise the bar in technology innovation and reaffirm their ability to deliver specific solutions that help meet customer demand," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "The 2006 finalists demonstrated strong expertise in a diversity of markets, and the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards celebrate the innovative solutions they developed to help drive real business growth."

Visiphor Corporation was chosen as a finalist in the category of Business Process and Integration Solution of the Year for their Misys Lab Integration project with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) of BC. PHSA is the health authority in BC responsible for services such as BC Children's Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant Society. This project integrates all of the lab transaction requests between six different ADT (Admission, Discharge and Transfer) systems and PHSA's central Misys Lab Information System. The project ensures that lab tests ordered by these ADT systems are sent to Misys and the results of those tests are sent back and associated with the correct patient record. The solution was designed using Microsoft BizTalk Server as a Clinical Broker to support over 3 million lab transactions per year.

"We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition for the integration project we completed with the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC," said Mike Hilton, President and COO, Visiphor Corporation. "The PHSA operates various healthcare agencies across the province -- by implementing the Misys Lab Integration project we were able to help the PHSA meet their business objectives of improving operational efficiencies and more importantly, meet their mandate of delivering accessible, quality health services for all British Columbians through an integrated health system."

Visiphor, along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, will be honored at a gala event in Toronto on November 2, 2006.

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 30 categories to highlight the Partner Program competencies to honour the achievements of top technology partners.

The Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2006 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards, please visit http://www.microsoft.ca/awards.

About Visiphor

Visiphor software products and services deliver practical, rapidly deployable solutions that integrate business processes and databases. The Company's solutions focus on disparate process and data management problems that exist in government, law enforcement, security, health care and financial services. Using industry standard Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture ("SOA"), Visiphor delivers a secure and economical approach to true, real-time application interoperability.

The Company's flagship product, referred to as the Briyante Integration Environment ("BIE"), has a production-proven ability to reduce the time, complexity, and risk associated with defining, implementing, and supporting integrated access to physically and technologically disparate computers and datasets. The broad ranging applicability of BIE into a variety of areas (e.g. health care, financial services, government services, telecommunications, etc.) has been clearly demonstrated by highly successful deployments in the United States and Canada. Visiphor systems are utilized in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico and the Far East. The Company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For information about Visiphor or the Company's products and services, please visit www.visiphor.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Roy Trivett"
CEO, Visiphor Corporation
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