LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed IT services, today announced that Misys Healthcare has selected LightEdge’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hosting capabilities for Misys MyWay™, a new electronic medical record (EMR) application. This new offering and its SaaS delivery model will allow Misys to extend its reach to small ambulatory practices, a group that has yet to adopt electronic medical records in a significant way. Misys, a market leader in healthcare IT, currently offers comprehensive solutions for the ambulatory healthcare market.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that while electronic medical records are prevalent in hospitals and large clinics, only 17 percent of physician practices are currently utilizing EMRs. The high initial cost of software, hardware and implementation coupled with the ongoing stressors of maintaining a secure storage infrastructure for sensitive medial information is often deemed too high for most physicians in private ambulatory practices. Software delivered as a “service” has the advantage of predictable monthly costs, minimal need for IT involvement and confidence that the server and storage environment is being monitored and maintained 24x7 by knowledgeable system engineers.
“Misys MyWay, delivered through a centralized host, has the capability of dramatically changing the EMR playing field for this market segment,” said Steve Slaton, Director of Product Strategy. “We chose to partner with LightEdge because of its state-of-the-art facility and its expertise in both designing a platform that will deliver the performance, reliability and security and maintaining such a platform successfully.”
LightEdge will host the Misys MyWay application from a hardened, next-generation facility built in 2006. Designed to provide the highest level of reliability, the facility sits atop two separate power grids and has a failover UPS system (uninterruptible power supply) and backup diesel generators. Highly scalable Internet feeds from six independent providers assure reliable access to applications hosted within the data center.
To ensure that both the Misys MyWay application and the sensitive patient medical data it contains are highly available, the LightEdge team has designed the solution with a secure, redundant platform in an alternate data center location. Data will be continually synchronized between the two systems allowing it to automatically failover to the alternate facility if the primary platform is unavailable.
“This partnership with Misys reinforces the trend that we’re seeing in nearly every industry,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “As the demands for IT and IT services grow, businesses are coming to the conclusion that they can streamline their organization by out-tasking the IT functions that aren’t part of their core business.”
About Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC
Misys Healthcare — part of the global application software and services company, Misys plc — delivers integrated, comprehensive solutions that improve results for healthcare practitioners. Drawing on our decades of healthcare experience, our relationships with more than 100,000 healthcare professionals, and our commitment to customer success, we deliver innovative software and services that enable physicians, caregivers, and a connected healthcare community. Misys Healthcare: Experience, Solutions, Results.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions (lightedge.com) empowers businesses to be productive, mobile and effective with managed business services and Software-as-a-Service solutions delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking business technology, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. LightEdge Solutions® is a registered trademark of LightEdge Solutions, Inc.
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Misys MyWay™ is a trademark of Misys, plc.