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RALEIGH, N.C. – , a subsidiary of Detroit-based Compuware, is moving further into electronic medical records with the acquisition of Raleigh-based

DocSite provides web-based tools for health information and point-of-care decision making support.

Peter Karmanos, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, is chairman and CEO of Compuware.

The “majority” of DocSite employees will be retained, Covisint said in a statement.

Financial terms of the all-cash deal, which closed on Sept. 17, were not disclosed.

Covisint already offers a healthcare platform-as-a-service with 68,000 users in the health industry. The company aims to use DocSite’s technology to help it pursue more business as the healthcare field moves to electronic records.

"The writing is on the wall: the U.S. healthcare system now demands outcome-based care, and this visionary acquisition positions Covisint as the leader in this space for years to come," said David McGuffie, Covisint’s president and chief operating officer.

"DocSite meets and exceeds the needs of doctors, hospitals and health systems in providing interconnected care, quality management and reporting, all of which helps physicians and hospitals obtain needed stimulus monies in today’s competitive, pay-for-performance environment,” he added.

DocSite was founded by Dr. John Haughton, who also is the firm’s chairman and chief medical information officer.

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