Media Alert: Microsoft Showcases New Health Solutions to Enhance Patient Experience and Improve Operations at HiMSS09

CHICAGO — April 3, 2009

What: At HiMSS09, the annual conference and exhibition for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Microsoft Corp. will showcase in its booth (No. 1232) new solutions designed specifically for healthcare providers, caregivers and patients, as well as partner and customer success stories:

  • Microsoft Surface for healthcare demonstrations. Microsoft and its industry partners will demonstrate four healthcare scenarios built on the interactive, multi-touch Microsoft Surface platform to improve communications between providers, physicians and patients and add to overall patient experience. These include the following:

–Doctor patient consultation. Infusion Development created a Microsoft Surface application for Texas Health Resources to enhance physician patient interaction. This application displays and allows doctors and patients to share medical information such as cardiac images, dynamic charts, clinical documents and integrated records from Microsoft HealthVault.

–Pediatric neurological rehabilitation. Vectorform LLC, in cooperation with Cook Children’s Health Care System, has created a suite of applications to assist with motor control and learning for neurological rehab. These applications are designed to exercise and evaluate a patient’s motor control. Each application was designed to allow the clinician to manipulate test conditions and tailor the therapy to address the unique needs of each patient.

–Virtual clinic and doctor consultation. Allscripts and Springfield Clinic developed applications on Microsoft Surface that provide an interactive overview of the clinic or hospital when the patient arrives, and a personalized interactive care plan resulting from the physicians documentation in the electronic health record for the patient to review before the patient leaves. These solutions are designed to work with Allscripts electronic health records solutions in outpatient settings and clinics.

  • Clinical collaboration to manage patient flow. MEDHOST Inc. has developed a hands-on solution that provides real-time information to caregivers and decision-makers to manage the most acute situations, from disaster to staffing to patient flow. MEDHOST’s application allows hospital administrators and clinicians to view information at a glance and necessary details when required to make split-second decisions.

  • Microsoft Amalga. Microsoft will showcase the Amalga unified intelligence system (UIS) and Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS) with specific scenarios designed to free health data assets to drive discovery, change and innovation. Seven scenarios will be on display at the booth: hospital quality measures module; hospital acquired conditions (HAC) demo; financial process automation; operations; health information exchange and referral physician; research; and imaging.

  • Microsoft HealthVault. Visitors to the booth will see new uses for Microsoft HealthVault, including managing records before and after hospital visits, managing chronic care at home, and emergency/urgent care preparedness.

  • Microsoft joins Interoperability Showcase. Microsoft will demonstrate the value of electronic health record interoperability and present its Cross Enterprise Document Sharing healthcare IT solution at the HiMSS09 Interoperability Showcase at the booth. Designed as an HIMSS health information exchange (HIE)-based environment, the showcase includes clinical scenarios enabled by the standards-based Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) framework and Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) federally recognized interoperability specifications. The Microsoft healthcare IT solution is available for download from the Microsoft open source site at http://www.codeplex.com/ihe.

  • Microsoft Connected Health Platform. With support from leading industry partners, Microsoft will demonstrate its strategy for building interoperable e-health solutions for the wider healthcare domain along with new tools, guidance and solution accelerators to help customers build, deploy and optimize health solutions across the complete health ecosystem.

  • Microsoft HUG awards ceremony. Microsoft and the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (Microsoft HUG) will host a ceremony to announce the winners of the 12th annual Microsoft HUG 2009 Innovation Awards on April 6 at 12:30 p.m. CDT. The awards recognize healthcare organizations, individuals, software vendors and system integrators that exhibit the best use of Microsoft-based products.

When: April 4–8, 2009

Where: McCormick Place

Booth 1232

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

Other News: A schedule of presentations scheduled at the Microsoft booth can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/healthcare/providers/events/himss_schedule.mspx.

More Information:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/industries/healthandlifesciences/default.mspx

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