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Covisint Selected to Become Approved "Direct HISP" Vendor for Michigan Health Information Network Direct Marketplace

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HIMSS Conference & Exhibition -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), provider of the leading cloud engagement platform, today announced that it has been chosen as an approved technology provider for the Direct Marketplace for Michigan established by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). Covisint's Direct secure messaging will simplify and secure the Network's ability to share patient health information between health providers.

Healthcare providers and health plans often face the difficult task of sharing patient information across multiple levels of technology sophistication, multiple interfaces and workflows, and even across state lines. Covisint will help MiHIN drive quality improvements by providing a more complete picture of patients' health records while also helping providers to more easily and securely exchange this information through an easy-to-use, inexpensive offering -- both in Michigan and elsewhere.

"While meeting all of the requirements for this procurement including DirectTrust accreditation (EHNAC-DTAAP), Covisint's functionality and intuitive user interface go beyond what's required by DirectTrust, and Covisint's cloud-based, API-driven architecture precisely fits our implementation vision," said Jeff Livesay, MiHIN Associate Director. "Covisint's powerful integration and embedding capabilities allow full support for Michigan's statewide Health Provider Directory, our Medical Information Direct Gateway, or MiDiGate™, and our Federated Identity Management efforts including Single-Sign-On, all working together to help improve provider workflows and health outcomes -- dramatically benefiting providers, health systems and patients."

"Covisint, to be designated an 'Approved Direct Vendor' by MiHIN, will aggressively support MiHIN's objectives for the secure, statewide exchange of health information, including providing Direct mail addresses to care providers throughout Michigan," said Steve McDonald, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "On any level -- health system, state or national -- Covisint is quickly becoming the 'Direct vendor of choice.'"

Covisint delivers high value to accountable care stakeholders by supporting a comprehensive health information technology roadmap that helps improve health outcomes, increases efficiencies and fills the gaps left by existing technology investments. Covisint's agnostic platform, which works with or without an existing EMR system, enables the free, secure flow of information with the customer in full control, helping healthcare providers and payers maintain data independence and control.

DirectTrust.org

DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.

DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.directtrust.org.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

MiHIN is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience and decreasing cost for Michigan's people by supporting the statewide electronic exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care. MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration between the State of Michigan, the Office of the National Coordinator, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, insurers, payers, providers and patients. For more information please visit www.mihin.org or contact KatyAnn Zimbelman at 517-336-5714 (zimbelman@mihin.org).

Covisint

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success--including customers, business partners, and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and offer the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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