PR: Misys Connect Goes Open Source

Misys has officially released Misys Health Connect. However, the software was only made available on CD if you attended the SCALE conference. The company plans to release the software on the Internet in the coming weeks.

February 7, 2008: New York (PR Newswire) — Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company announced today that it will release components of proprietary source code to the open source community at the Southern California Linux Expo (Scale), in Los Angeles on February 8. Scale signifys Misys’ first conference appearance into the open source arena.

“In October 2007, we announced our intention to release the Misys Connect Healthcare solution to the open source community and now we’re delivering on our promise,” said Bob Barthelmes, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the newly created Open Source Solutions division at Misys. “We’ve been focusing on forming partnerships that will (eventually) advance the collaborative development and quality of new products and reduce the price of software. We hope to improve healthcare delivery. That’s our goal,” said Bob.

To lead the company’s vision, Misys has chosen former IBM executive and healthcare business developer Tim Elwell to position Misys at the nucleus of the healthcare open source development debate. “Working with the open source community will require a leader who has integrity and supports the open source requirement of transparency and who can lead as well as support a community of innovators in an important attempt to improve healthcare delivery. Tim will excel in this role,” said Bob Barthelmes.

Under the direction of new Development Director Ryan Bloom, Misys plans to release additional code and product roadmaps in the Spring. Misys also plans to work with the open source community to attack the complex issues of systems interoperability. As a founder of the Apache Portable Runtime project and a major contributor to the Apache HTTPd 2.0 project, Ryan brings solid open source credentials to the Misys team.

Misys will also demonstrate the utility of the Open Connect product later this month at Healthcare’s Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando.

To learn more about Misys’ Open Connect strategy, please read the Questions and Answers on


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In banking and treasury & capital markets, Misys is a market leader, with over 1,200 customers, including all of the world’s top 50 banks. In healthcare, Misys is a market leader, serving more than 100,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations and 600 home care providers. Misys employs around 4,500 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries.

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