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Laboratory IT

Visiphor wins Microsoft award for integration solution

VANCOUVER – Visiphor Corp. announced that it was selected as the winner in the Business Process and Integration Solution of the Year category at the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards.

The annual IMPACT awards recognize excellence in the Canadian technology partner community and the innovative solutions and value they bring to their customers. The winners were announced at a gala event in Toronto earlier this month.

“Each year we present the IMPACT Awards as an opportunity to celebrate top technology partners who have shown true dedication through their tremendous technical support and customer service,” said Lora Gernon, Director of Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. “This achievement further demonstrates Visiphor’s commitment to delivering high quality, fully integrated Microsoft-based technologies to its customers, and we are proud to recognize Visiphor as a recipient of the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Award.”

Visiphor was chosen as the winner in Business Process and Integration Solution of the Year for their Misys Lab Integration project with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) of BC.

PHSA is the health authority in BC responsible for services such as BC Children’s Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant Society.

This project integrates all of the lab transaction requests between six different ADT (Admission, Discharge and Transfer) systems and PHSA’s central Misys Lab Information System. The project ensures that lab tests ordered by these ADT systems are sent to Misys and the results of those tests are sent back and associated with the correct patient record. The solution was designed using Microsoft BizTalk Server as a Clinical Broker to support over 3 million lab transactions per year.

“We are extremely honoured to receive this award in recognition of the hard work of our team at Visiphor,” said Mike Hilton, President and COO, Visiphor Corp. “It has been our privilege to work with a customer like PHSA and help them fulfill their vision of an integrated electronic health record. The integration of lab information is the first step to realizing that vision, and we are proud of our work in making that a success.”

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards
In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 30 categories to highlight the Partner Program competencies to honour the achievements of top technology partners. The Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers. For a list of all 2006 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards, please visit

About Visiphor
Visiphor software products and services deliver practical, rapidly deployable solutions that integrate business processes and databases. The company’s solutions focus on disparate process and data management problems that exist in government, law enforcement, security, health care and financial services. Using industry standard Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture (“SOA”), Visiphor delivers a secure and economical approach to true, real-time application interoperability. The ompany’s flagship product, referred to as the Briyante Integration Environment (“BIE”), has a production-proven ability to reduce the time, complexity, and risk associated with defining, implementing, and supporting integrated access to physically and technologically disparate computers and datasets. The broad ranging applicability of BIE into a variety of areas (e.g. healthcare, financial services, government services, telecommunications, etc.) has been clearly demonstrated by highly successful deployments in the United States and Canada. Visiphor systems are utilized in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico and the Far East. For information about Visiphor or the company’s products and services, please visit