Windows NT Pavilion to Showcase Health Care Technology Applications At Ninth Annual National Managed Health Care Congress, Featuring NMH/IT

REDMOND, Wash. Nov. 4, 1996 Microsoft Corp. today announced the first health care-specific Windows NT® Pavilion, to debut at the National Managed Health Care Congress and Information Systems & Technology Solutions Forum (NMHCC-NMH/IT) health care trade show scheduled for April 14-17, 1997, in Washington, D.C. The pavilion will showcase Microsoft® Solution Providers that are focused on health care applications and solutions based on the Windows NT operating system. Having the Microsoft Solution Providers under one roof provides a central location where NMH/IT attendees can easily find end-to-end Microsoft solutions from third-party health care application developers.

“Microsoft provides the enabling technology that allows vendors to develop products such as payer management systems, computerized patient records, clinical data, imaging and other health care information systems,”
said John Carpenter, worldwide healthcare industry manager at Microsoft.
“With such technologies, the end users – that is, medical professionals – are able to spend less time tracking down information and more time with patients, which is especially important to the managed-care market.”

The NMHCC-NMH/IT is the largest and most diverse executive-level forum for all managed-care constituents, serving as the common ground for today’s health care CIOs, IS directors, systems analysts and integrators to learn the latest about technology-driven health care solutions.

We are pleased that Microsoft has chosen the NMH/IT to debut its health care
Windows NT Pavilion,”
said Ann McGrath, division manager at NMHCC.
“The relationship between the National Managed Health Care Congress and Microsoft illustrates the essential nature and growing importance of IT to the future direction and strategies of health care companies, and it will help us equip users with the knowledge they need to make important health care technology decisions.”

Microsoft Solution Provider Program

The Microsoft Solution Provider Program allows vendors, systems integrators, and education and training centers to have access to all Microsoft products and early releases so they have the latest and best technology on which to build their applications. Currently, more than 1,100 Microsoft Solution Providers focus solely on health care technology solutions, a strong indication of how health care ISVs are joining forces with Microsoft to provide their customers with the latest Microsoft-based technologies.

Microsoft is committed to helping Microsoft Solution Providers develop and expand their businesses by promoting the Microsoft Solution Provider name and creating business opportunities. Each year, Microsoft refers thousands of customers to Microsoft Solution Providers through this program.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

Microsoft and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

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For more information on how to register for NMH/IT:

NMHCC Inc., P.O. Box 360034, Boston, MA 02241-0634

Phone: (888) 44-NMHCC, fax: (617) 270-6004, e-mail: [email protected]

For more information on how to exhibit at NMH/IT, contact your account manager:

Patty Kukan (A-K), (617) 505-8147, [email protected]

Michelle Baker (L-Z), (617) 505-8103, [email protected]

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