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Compuware Hosts Executive Healthcare Roundtable Keynoted by Newt Gingrich; Business Challenges, Solutions Discussed

Technology's Role in Reducing Costs in, and Improving the Quality of, Healthcare Takes Center Stage as Business Leaders Converge

DETROIT, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compuware Corporation yesterday hosted an executive roundtable to discuss the business challenges, inefficiencies and increasing costs of healthcare. The interactive, invitation-only event was keynoted by former Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, Newt Gingrich.

CEOs, CIOs, VPs and healthcare, government and business professionals heard first-hand from industry visionaries -- including Gingrich and Compuware's Peter Karmanos, Jr. and Bob Paul -- on technology's role in the national healthcare agenda. The interactive session also included a Q&A where attendees talked with Gingrich about the healthcare challenges they face and the successes they can achieve.

"Business leaders have tremendous potential to help transform our broken healthcare system into one that meets the needs of America today -- a health system that delivers better care with more choices at lower cost," said Gingrich. "Today's effort by Compuware provides the opportunity for collaboration between industry, business and government, a step that is essential to confronting the challenges of building a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that saves lives and saves money."

"Kelly Services employs over 700,000 people worldwide and is committed to affordable healthcare access for all," said Carl Camden, President and CEO of Kelly Services. "There was an outstanding confluence of ideas, energy and thought-leadership on the challenges and opportunities in healthcare. The clear take-away was technology's increasingly vital role in improving healthcare quality and access."

"The impact of healthcare costs rising annually at a double-digit percentage is truly a crisis," said Bob Paul, President and Chief Operating Officer of Compuware Covisint. "The business leaders that joined us yesterday know that technology's ability to access this information is a big part of the solution. The call to action starts with the exchange of ideas -- ideas that benefit patients, employees, physicians, payers and providers."

Center for Health Transformation

The Center for Health Transformation is a collaboration of public and private sector leaders dedicated to the creation of a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that saves lives and saves money. For more information, visit http://www.healthtransformation.net/ .

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com/ .

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