Magic Software Offers HL7 Healthcare Integration Cure Following Announcement of New Certification Programs for Electronic Health Record Systems

HL7 Integration Enters Crucial Phase as $20 Billion in Federal Funding Becomes Available Beginning January 1

Dec 02, 2010, 09:04 ET from Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (Nasdaq: MGIC), a leading provider of cloud and on-premise application platform and business integration solutions, announced today that it now offers HL7 Healthcare Information Integration. This will allow hospitals to certify legacy software, self-developed Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, and customized commercial products following the recently announced new certification program called EACH by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). Up to $20 billion in federal funding for meaningful use of certified EHR systems under the HITECH Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available for hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations beginning January 1, 2011.

Magic Software has organized a webinar to address concerns and questions of hospitals in the United States seeking to comply with the new certification requirements. The webinar to be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time will demonstrate how Magic Software's iBOLT Integration Suite can facilitate Health Level Seven International (HL7) integration needed for certification of EHR systems. Webinar registration is available at magicsoftware.com/webinars.

"Magic Software is pleased to offer its uniPaaS application platform and iBOLT Integration Suite to customers in the healthcare industry seeking a rapid route to healthcare integration and compliance," said Regev Yativ, CEO of Magic Software Enterprises Americas. "The urgency surrounding the subject of HL7 integration is creating an extreme level of interest for solutions like iBOLT for HL7 healthcare integration."

HL7 is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries. Use of these standards is one of the key requirements towards achieving certification. In particular, compliance relies in part on use of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2, HL7 2.3.1 and HL7 2.5.1. Magic Software's ready-made HL7 adapter provides support for a full-range of HL7 messaging standards including those needed for EHR certification.

iBOLT for HL7 features a built-in HL7 adaptor module and enables the seamless conversion of common data structures, such as XML documents, database tables, flat files or user-defined storage to the HL7 standard and vice versa.

About Magic Software

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (Nasdaq: MGIC) is a global provider of cloud and on-premise application platform solutions – including full client, rich internet applications (RIA), mobile or software-as-a-service (SaaS) modes – and business and process integration solutions. Magic Software has 13 offices worldwide and a presence in more than 50 countries with a global network of ISVs, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, as well as consulting and OEM partners. The company's award-winning, code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities.  Magic Software's technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about Magic Software industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.

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