Misys Restates Its Commitment to Open Source in Healthcare

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following the announcement on June 9 of Misys plc’s (LSE: MSY.L) proposed disposal of its majority interest in Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and the merger of Allscripts with Eclipsys (NASDAQ: ECLP), Misys plc CEO Mike Lawrie has renewed his commitment and investment in Misys Open Source Solutions (“MOSS”), LLC – a wholly owned subsidiary of Misys plc.

Mike Lawrie presented the strategy for Open Source at the company’s sales conference in Fort Lauderdale this week saying: “Healthcare is in need for innovative technologies and collaborative strategies to improve healthcare delivery throughout the world. Misys Open Source Solutions (MOSS) has proven to be a leader in the creation of the world’s first IHE standards-based, open source health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure and plays an important independent role connecting healthcare communities. Misys Open Source Solutions (MOSS) will remain a part of Misys plc and will continue to provide options for healthcare buyers.”

Bob Barthelmes, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MOSS added: “The Misys Open Source platform provides all the required elements to run a health information exchange at low cost. The MOSS business model is predicated on services and support contracts as well as subscriptions of value-added components called “clinical groupware” that plug into the Misys Connect ™ Portal. Instead of paying millions up front for an infrastructure that has no direct value, the MOSS model aligns value to customer payment. The ROI is immediate. Allscripts has been and will continue to be a channel for MOSS but so will their competitors and systems integrators. The exchange must remain agnostic to the source systems and the core platform must be open. Blackbox solutions for interoperability is an oxymoron and doesn’t work any longer.”

For more information on Misys Open Source Solutions, visit www.MisysOSS.com.

About Misys Open Source Solutions, (MOSS) LLC

Misys Open Source Solutions, (MOSS) 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. Misys Open Source Solutions (MOSS) is currently leading projects to dramatically reduce atmospheric pollution and improve healthcare delivery.


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