Misys Healthcare Systems

April 11, 2006 09:20 ET

Brockville General Hospital Implements Misys CPR™ in Record Time to Improve Efficiency and Clinical Quality; Hospital Makes Quantum Leap in Technology to Replace Dated, Legacy System

RALEIGH, N.C.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 11, 2006) -

Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT, today announced that Brockville General Hospital (BGH), a 103-bed acute care facility located in Ontario, Canada, has successfully deployed Misys CPR™, a market-leading computer-based patient record system, only four months after signing the contract to purchase. The implementation of Misys CPR will soon give BGH's staff of 600 the ability to access patients' comprehensive medical records, across departments, to enable more informed clinical decision-making.

"Bringing an enterprise-wide system live is a monumental undertaking and one that seems a bit overwhelming as you begin it," said Alasdair Smith, CIO/CFO, Brockville General Hospital. "The implementation of Misys CPR within Brockville General Hospital was successful because of the exemplary commitment from both Misys and the hospital's dedicated and very motivated project team. All hurdles that were encountered were quickly addressed by Misys, and both organizations dedicated substantial resources to ensure that the installation was completed seamlessly."

The rapid, phased implementation began in December 2005, and today, Misys CPR functionality is being used live in the laboratory, radiology and patient registration departments, completely replacing BGH's 15-year-old legacy system. Additionally, Misys CPR is being used in parts of the hospital's pharmacy and across the medical records system. BGH physicians, who treat more then 30,000 patients annually, will see improvements to workflow as a result of the integrated system.

With completion of the second phase, expected by this fall, BGH aims to have all physicians using the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) within Misys CPR to efficiently place orders, track medication administration and improve clinical and business reporting capabilities.

"To better serve our patients in Brockville and the surrounding counties, we are committed to improving the IMT systems within the hospital and connecting with community partners," said Ray Marshall, president and CEO of Brockville General Hospital. "Misys continues to focus on making the vision of community interoperability a reality, and Misys CPR will be the cornerstone of our network expansion plans."

"Within the healthcare environment, it is a rare hospital that is able to complete the implementation of an enterprise system as quickly as Brockville General Hospital was able to manage," said Richard Atkin, president of Misys Healthcare Systems' Hospital Systems business unit. "However, Misys was able to partner with Brockville to meet their aggressive installation schedule by assigning both technical and project management teams as dedicated resources to the project. In an industry where installations often go awry, we were committed to understanding the client's requirements in order to ensure success for everyone."

Misys CPR is one of several products within the Misys Optimum™ family, a line of products designed to achieve interoperability through the sharing of patient information across organizations, healthcare settings and technical solutions. Using Misys CPR or other Misys Optimum solutions, physicians and staff work in a connected healthcare environment, leading to improved efficiency and patient care.

About Brockville General Hospital

Brockville General Hospital is a 103-bed community hospital providing primary, secondary and some tertiary services to a catchment population of roughly 55,000. For tertiary and quaternary services the hospital partners with two academic health science centres in Kingston and Ottawa. BGH has 30,000 patient days and 23,000 Emergency Visits annually.

About Misys Healthcare Systems

Misys Healthcare Systems, one of the top five healthcare IT companies in North America, develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of healthcare. Misys' family of leading clinical products and Web-based technologies - Misys Optimum™ solutions - are designed from the ground up to share patient data across all medical care settings. Misys Optimum connects community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations. For more information, visit www.misyshealthcare.com.

About Misys plc

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY), the global software company, is one of the world's largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and healthcare industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers' markets and operational needs. In banking Misys is a market leader with over 1,200 customers, including 49 of the world's top 50 banks. In healthcare Misys is also a market leader, serving 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations, 1,200 hospitals and 600 home care providers. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a leading provider of support services to about 7,800 financial advisers in the UK. Misys employs around 6,000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit www.misys.com.

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