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TORONTO , May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company (Nasdaq: MRGE; TSX: MRG) and a leading independent developer of medical software technologies for the global healthcare market,today announced that GIP CPAGE, a public hospital association in France , has selected Cedara Software as its exclusive Electronic Patient Record (EPR)partner. Cedara Software was selected following a highly competitive tender process and a vote by its public hospital members.
GIP CPAGE is a public Information Technology Group in France that has developed an administrative Hospital Information System (HIS), which has been implemented in a large number of its 250 public hospital affiliates. GIP CPAGE provides over arching information technology guidance and administrative support to its affiliated hospitals, including small institutions and largemulti site facilities.
Cedara aXigate(TM) complements GIP CPAGE's HIS and together provides a complete administrative and clinical hospital information solution. Cedaraa Xigate has already been integrated with GIP CPAGE's HIS and is currently installed at one of the largest GIP CPAGE member hospitals, University Hospital of Besancon (CHU), a 1200 bed hospital network. "Our Selection Committee is impressed and convinced by the clinical capabilities and modernarchitecture of Cedara aXigate," said Gilles Leger, Managing Director of GIPCPAGE. "Cedara aXigate provides highly complimentary EPR functionality to our existing HIS offering, and allows our member hospitals to leverage their existing clinical information systems without costly replacement. We arelooking forward to working closely with Cedara, a worldwide software leader inthe healthcare industry."
Many hospitals have a number of existing clinical and information systems in use. Cedara aXigate's unique interoperability capabilities allow hospitalsto add modern EPR functionality without replacing legacy systems.