Corman Lisp, the widely used Common Lisp compiler and development environment is available from our Corman Lisp site.
Corman Technologies began developing technologies and tools for software developers in the late 1980s. In 1993, a number of these technologies were released as part of a commercial package for the Macintosh, called PowerLisp. This package included a common lisp code compiler, interpreter, assemblers, text editor, and a variety of libraries useful for building rules engines and dynamic languages.
In 1995, both Roger and Frances Corman were employed to bring some of these technologies to a product called CareVISION, which was being developed by HealthVISION Corp. This product included a suite of applications and tools, including an EHR system that was well ahead of its time, a rules engine using rules written in Arden Syntax, and HL7 interfaces to provide connectivity to lab systems, ADT systems, pharmacy systems etc. PowerLisp technology was incorporated into CareVISION to build the rules engine, and PowerLisp parsing technology was used to build the HL7 message parser and message generation modules. HealthVISION was acquired by Eclipsys in 1999 and CareVISION was renamed Sunrise Clinical Manager, which became the core product of Eclipsys Sunrise.
Roger and Frances Corman were involved with the development of Eclipsys Sunrise for a combined total of nearly 20 years. We performed such roles as software architecture, software design, lead engineer, senior technical staff, and manager of Eclipsys product documentation. We developed the clinical decision support rules engine, MLM parser and runtime engine, HL7 message parser and generator, product documentation for HL7 Interfaces and product documentation for clincal decision support, among other things. Corman Technologies continues to assist with Eclipsys Sunrise development.
Beginning in the early 1990s Corman Technologies released a Microsoft Windows version of PowerLisp, called Corman Lisp, which in many ways surpassed other common lisp development packages. Corman Lisp is still being developed and maintained by Corman Technologies, and it it serves as a key technology tool for Corman Technologies internal use. Many of our medical technologies begin by common lisp prototyping, or derive from packages developed and released initially with Corman Lisp.
The primary focus of Corman Technologies is creating software and performing software development services for software companies in the medical industry. Beginning in 2006, we have begun doing software consulting and development for medical institutions directly. Products such as Eclipsys Sunrise afford customers great capabilities to increase their functionality through such methods as medical rules development, custom plug-ins, and user interface modifications. Corman Technologies recognizes that there are not many companies which have the background and skills that we offer, in terms of rapid development, medical software experience, database expertise, and broad platform experience.