SOURCE: Misys Healthcare Systems

April 10, 2007 15:17 ET

Misys eScript Powered by OnCallData Added to Solution Portfolio for Southeast Michigan e-Prescribing Initiative

General Motors, Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler Corp., and BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan Reinforce Adoption of e-prescribing Tools to Help Reduce Drug-Related Errors and Improve Patient Care

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- Misys Healthcare Systems today announced that Misys eScript™ has been named as one of the preferred e-prescribing solutions for use by physicians participating in the Southeast Michigan e-Prescribing Initiative (SEMI). Through SEMI, more than 4,000 physicians across Southeast Michigan who currently use Misys software will be immediately eligible for incentives to implement e-prescribing technology in their practices in an effort to improve the process of prescribing.

SEMI partners -- General Motors, Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler Corp., Henry Ford Medical Group, Health Alliance Plan, BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan and Medco Health Solution -- have worked to educate Michigan physicians on the value of implementing e-prescribing technology, including the impact on decreasing drug-related medical errors. SEMI recently announced the extension of the enrollment period to May 31, 2007. Through alignment with healthcare IT vendors such as Misys and InstantDx, and by offering incentives, SEMI is facilitating adoption of e-prescribing technology.

By implementing Misys eScript, a web-based e-prescribing solution powered by OnCallData™ from InstantDx, community physicians can take a significant step towards the adoption of a community EHR -- without implementing to read a full electronic medical record system. Misys eScript helps physicians improve patient care and efficiency within the practice by sending prescriptions to participating pharmacies instantly, through the Pharmacy Health Information Exchange™, while cross-referencing patient drug history and insurance information for eligibility in real-time.

To learn more about SEMI, the enrollment process and a list of preferred e-prescription solution vendors, physicians should call toll-free 1-800-722-8979.

About Misys Healthcare Systems

Misys Healthcare Systems 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 to share patient data across 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

About InstantDx

InstantDx, L.L.C., located in Gaithersburg, MD, is a pioneer in e-prescribing, launching the first true electronic connection to pharmacies in 2000 and the first regional e-prescribing initiative. InstantDx electronic prescription system users were awarded 11 of the 30 first-ever Safe Rx awards. This placed InstantDx users first nationally, receiving over 57percent as many awards as its nearest competitor. For more information, go to

About Misys plc

Misys plc (LSE: MSY), the global software and solutions 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 more than 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 financial advisers in the UK. Misys employs around 6,000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit

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