Microsoft Healthcare Users Group and Microsoft Announce Winners of 2007 MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation Awards

NEW ORLEANS — Feb. 28, 2007 — Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) and Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists for the 10th annual MS-HUG awards. This year’s honors were awarded to healthcare organizations that have demonstrated significant advancements, innovation and success using Microsoft® technology in the healthcare industry, ultimately helping solve major business issues and improving quality of patient care.

With more than 3,200 members and 27 corporate supporters, MS-HUG is the leading healthcare industry forum for exchanging ideas, promoting learning and sharing solutions for information systems using Microsoft technologies. Each year MS-HUG and Microsoft collaborate to produce the MS-HUG awards. The awards recognize healthcare organizations and individuals who exhibit the best use of Microsoft-based products, as well as independent software vendors and systems integrators that develop solutions on Microsoft technology for the healthcare industry. Award contestants are evaluated on the extent to which they provide significant business benefits to healthcare organizations and improve patient care.

All finalists and winners were announced during the Health Information and Management Systems Society Conference (HIMSS) 2007 in New Orleans on Feb. 27 in the Microsoft booth. The 2007 winners and finalists for the MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation awards are as follows:

Microsoft Winner for Best Use of Clinical Records — Inpatient

  • Premise Corp. for the Premise Patient Flow System (Bed Management Dashboard and BedXpress Dashboard)

Finalists

  • Children’s Hospital and Health System Inc. with Medical Data Automation LLC for the MedDA SSO Clinician Portal solution

  • University of North Carolina Health Care System with NeuroSolutions by NeuroDimensions for WebCIS (Web Clinical Information System)

Microsoft Winner for Best Use of Clinical Records — Ambulatory

  • digiChart Inc. for the digiChart OB-GYN solution

Finalists

  • George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates with Allscripts for the Allscripts TouchWorks Electronic Health Record solution

  • Maccabi Healthcare Services with CliniWorks Inc. for the CliniWorks solution

  • Crystal Run Healthcare LLP with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc. for the NextGen EMR solution

Microsoft Winner for the Best Use of Delivery Transformation

  • Versant Advantage Inc. DBA Versant with SystemsArts Inc. for the Versant RN Residency solution

Finalists

  • Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory for e-Research, an automated medical research solution with the 2007 Microsoft Office system

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with MultiModal Technologies for the Integrated Document Authoring System

Microsoft Winner for the Best Use of Disease Surveillance

  • Joslin Clinic Inc. with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems for the NextGen EMR solution

Finalists

  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute with Galvanon for the MediKiosk

  • Santa Fe Indian School with Healthmaster Holdings LLC for HealthOffice Enterprise Software to stop the spread of viral gastroenteritis

Microsoft Winner for the Best Use of Interoperability

  • Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System with Forté Inc. for the LifeTrac solution

Finalists

  • Crozer-Keystone Health System for eBed, a bed and patient tracking and electronic bed board

  • Erickson Retirement Communities with HealthUnity Corp. for HealthUnity RHIN

Microsoft Winner for the Best Use of Outcomes Reporting

  • Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Data Modeling & Analysis Office for the Air Force Medical Service Process Improvement Suite

Finalists

  • Amentra Inc. with Health Management Corp. for the Technology-driven Outcomes Reporting solution leveraging Microsoft Reporting Services Framework for breakthrough business intelligence reporting success

  • Atlantic Health with Quilogy Inc. for the Enterprise Balanced Scorecard solution

About MS-HUG

Microsoft Healthcare Users Group is a membership community within the HIMSS Users Group Alliance Program, providing technology leadership and knowledge for improving healthcare delivery and efficiency. The alliance provides HIMSS with targeted industry expertise to help broaden its professional and industry contributions, and provides MS-HUG members with the opportunity to reach new markets with educational and professional development programs.

MS-HUG is the leading healthcare industry forum for exchanging ideas, promoting learning and sharing solutions for information systems using Microsoft technologies. MS-HUG works to provide industry leadership, drive appropriate standards and develop associated requirements in support of healthcare solutions. The diverse membership of MS-HUG is united by a shared interest in implementing vendor- and user-developed software based on Microsoft technology to improve quality and efficiency in healthcare. More information can be found on MS-HUG’s Web site at http://www.mshug.org.

About Microsoft in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Microsoft provides standards-based products and technology to help the healthcare and life sciences industries break down information barriers between the disparate IT environments across pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, physicians and healthcare professionals, provider organizations, government and private-sector employers, health insurers, and consumers. Microsoft’s vision for knowledge-driven health utilizes the company’s cutting-edge technology to help these groups integrate their systems, dramatically enhance collaboration, and increase information sharing and learning — ultimately resulting in the ability to deliver high-quality products and services to patients and consumers worldwide. More information about Microsoft in Healthcare and Life Sciences can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/healthcare.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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