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July 01, 2010

Healthcare Technology and News: MOSS to Improve Healthcare Globally

Known for its innovation when it was formed more than 30 years ago, London-based Misys plc was the first software company listed on the FTSE 100. It has proposed to dispose off its majority interest in Allscripts, which is to be merged with Eclipsys. An announcement to this effect was made. 
Misys plc's CEO Mike Lawrie has continued his commitment and investment in Misys Open source solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Misys plc. 
During the sales conference in Fort Lauderdale in the third week of June, Lawrie presented the strategy to be adopted for Open Source, and stressed the need for innovative technologies and collaborative strategies to improve healthcare delivery globally.
Misys Open Source Solutions, referred to as MOSS, has proven to be a leader in the creation of the world's first IHE standards-based open source health information exchange infrastructure. This plays a very important role when healthcare communities are to be connected. It will continue to maintain its identity with Misys Plc and continue its commitment to provide options for healthcare buyers.
Bob Barthelmes, executive vice president and GM, MOSS added: that the Misys Open Source platform provided all the required elements to run a health information exchange at low cost.
The MOSS model is very beneficial to customers, as it aligns value to customer payment. Value added components called 'clinical groupware' plug into the Misys connect portal and save customers the cost of constructing an infrastructure that has no direct value. Best of all, ROI is immediate.
Barthelmes stressed the point that Allscripts had been and would continue to be a channel for MOSS but so would their competitors and systems integrators. The exchange must remain agnostic to the source systems and the core platform must be open.
Misys Open Source Solutions, LLC, a division of Misys plc, supports the Misys banking, treasury & capital markets and healthcare customers by leading the development of open source projects to create new services and applications to address these industry's most difficult problems.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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