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Providence Health chooses Misys for LIS

VANCOUVER – Providence Health Care organization, a faith-based care provider that operates seven facilities in Vancouver, and provides care to over 372,000 patients per year, announced that it will implement a laboratory information system from Misys Healthcare Systems.

Misys Laboratory, its “Best in KLAS” laboratory LIS, will be implemented at St. Paul’s Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. The $2 million deal supports Providence Health Care’s commitment to create an integrated healthcare environment by allowing caregivers to share laboratory information within each hospital as well as among its other care facilities.

“This initiative will create operational and clinical efficiencies, and will provide a significant step towards service integration between Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Provincial Health Services Authority laboratories,” said Jane Crosby, laboratory service director at Providence Health Care.

“The wide-spread implementation of Misys Laboratory places Providence Health Care at the forefront of creating an interoperable healthcare environment, since they will be able to share patient data among their care facilities,” said Richard Atkin, president of the Hospital Systems business unit at Misys Healthcare Systems. “We are pleased that the organization has selected Misys as its laboratory information system vendor. This implementation validates our investment in product development to offer our customers the latest technology.”

By implementing Misys Laboratory, St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph join other Vancouver healthcare facilities in optimizing laboratory efficiency through Misys’ SMART module, which encompasses specimen management, routing and tracking.

In addition to the laboratory information system, the labs will implement a microbiology module to enhance microbiology, virology, and epidemiological results communication, and a Blood Bank module that supports electronic crossmatching and donor unit tracking.

CoPathPlus will be used to integrate Anatomic Pathology with Misys Laboratory. The Misys and CoPathPlus systems will be interfaced with Providence’s electronic patient care system, providing seamless communication of lab orders and result reporting between patient care areas and the laboratory.

About Providence Health Care
Providence Health Care (PHC) is a faith-based organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, which delivers compassionate patient care while training medical professionals and making innovative advances in research. It consists of a tertiary care hospital, a community hospital, a rehabilitation facility, three long-term care facilities, and a hospice unit, totaling 1,347 beds. PHC has 5,300 employees and 1,200 physicians and researchers, and participates in teaching and research in affiliation with the University of British Columbia. PHC’s main areas of patient focus are heart, renal, mental illness, aging, HIV/AIDS, and urban health. For more information, please visit

About Misys Healthcare Systems
Misys Healthcare Systems develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of healthcare. Misys’ family of leading clinical products and Web-based technologies are designed to share patient data across medical care settings. Misys makes Community EHR a reality by connecting community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations. For more information, visit

About Misys plc
Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global software and solutions company, is one of the world’s largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and healthcare industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers’ markets and operational needs. In banking, Misys is a market leader with over 1,200 customers, including 49 of the world’s top 50 banks. In healthcare, Misys is also a market leader, serving more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations, 1,200 hospitals and 600 home care providers. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a leading provider of support services to financial advisers in the UK. Misys employs around 6,000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit