NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Selects Microsoft’s Azyxxi Solution for Its Enterprise Operations

REDMOND, Wash. — March 19, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has selected Azyxxi®, Microsoft’s unified health enterprise platform, to improve its cross-organizational access to clinical, administrative and financial data. NewYork-Presbyterian and Microsoft have already begun the planning necessary to implement this new solution. The announcement marks Microsoft’s first customer implementation of Azyxxi since the company acquired the technology last year.

NewYork-Presbyterian will benefit from Azyxxi’s ability to aggregate information throughout its existing, best-of-breed healthcare IT systems. Azyxxi was developed to address data storage issues and to search for specified information across cutting-edge and legacy systems, generating a reliable summary view of what healthcare professionals need to make the most informed decisions.

“NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has long been a leader in the development and use of information technology in the healthcare setting,” said Aurelia Boyer, chief information officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. “We are excited to be joining with Microsoft to implement this innovative solution and to collaborate in its future development. Azyxxi’s ability to utilize information from across our systems in real time enhances our ability to quickly and seamlessly provide caregivers with all the information necessary for them to best treat our patients.”

Microsoft will support the implementation of the software in an agreement with NewYork-Presbyterian, which will serve as a development partner. The hospital will use the implementation to focus on applications that enable its clinicians to practice better medicine, that achieve truly integrated reporting across the enterprise, and that advance its organizational goal of being one of the nation’s top hospitals based on quality measures. The facility has more than 2,335 beds and 5,000 physicians, and serves a population of more than 6 million people in the New York City tri-state area.

“When the IT department of a leading institution like NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital adopts Azyxxi, it tells us we’re on track,” said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president for health strategy and leader of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. “NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the top health organizations in the world, which makes this relationship especially gratifying.”

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital — based in New York City — is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,335 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. It ranks sixth in U.S.News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” ranks first in New York magazine’s “Best Hospitals” survey, has the greatest number of physicians listed in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue, and is included among Solucient’s top 15 major teaching hospitals. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation’s leading medical colleges: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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