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BlueWare, Inc.
Privately held
Industry Healthcare Information Services
Founded 1993[1]
Headquarters Cadillac, Michigan
Key people
Rose Harr, President & CEO
Products Software
Revenue IncreaseNon-Disclosed
Number of employees
4000 (October 2010)
Subsidiaries BlueLand
BlueWare International

BlueWare, Inc. is an international Strategic Healthware Solutions corporation located in Cadillac, Michigan,[1] created by former IBM Healthcare and Advanced Technology Specialists. The development and marketing of software products specific to the healthcare industry is the major focus of the business.

BlueWare, Inc. develops and supports a family of software products targeted at providing an on-line medical record for hospitals. The company is a solution provider to hospitals, clinics and home healthcare agencies worldwide and in 27 states in the United States.

BlueWare, Inc is an IBM Premier Business Partner and also has headquarters located in the United Kingdom.

Wellness Connection

BlueWare's Wellness Connection is a server-based electronic medical record, utilizing Computer Output to Laser Disc (COLD) imaging, document imaging, clinical multimedia imaging, with data and biomedical applications in development. This software collects data and images from various sites in a hospital or from remote sites through a modem, captures and compresses the printed patient output at the time of printing or scanning and indexes it into electronic patient records folders under the appropriate tabs. Information is stored on tape, disk drive or on an optical system and can later be called up on a character based screen or a PC.

Wellness Connection runs on the IBM eServer System i server, which incorporates IBM hardware technology and utilizes IBM software such as DB2 Content Manager and IBM Lotus Notes and Domino.

Move to Florida

In May 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott lauded the move of BlueWare to Melbourne, Florida. It was announced that BlueWare expected to employ 190 people at an average salary of $69,000, saying “Today’s announcement is a great win for the Space Coast, as well as for the entire state.” At the time, Harr stated that “BlueWare holds 10 companies within its corporate family and we look forward to expanding our presence in healthcare, education, and government sectors” [2]

Prior to that, in early 2012, BlueWare CEO Rose Harr met then Brevard county clerk Mitch Needelman, via Matt DuPree, a former lobbyist and business partner of Needelman. On April 6, 2012, Needelman signed a contract with RoseWare LLC, one of the 10 companies within BlueWare's "corporate family." On the day of signing, $100,000 was wired to BlueWare.[3]

On October 27, 2012, Needelman signed a $6.1 million load with Hewlett Packard, despite that fact that the county clerk is not allowed under Florida law to borrow money. On November 8, 2012, Needelman immediate wired $5,690,526 to BlueWare. On January 8, 2013, Ellis was sworn in as Brevard country clerk and continued his investigation into the dealings between Needelman and BlueWare.[3]

Needelman and DuPree were arrested on August 15, 2013.[3] The next day, Harr turned herself in to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.[4]


  • 2007 Beacon Award finalist for Driving Patient-Centric Care
  • 2007 "Top Star" business partner by the IBM Global Public Sector
  • 2006 Top 50 Growing Companies in Michigan[5]
  • 2005 Best DB2 Application IBM Beacon Award


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