Microsoft and Microsoft Healthcare Users Group Announce Finalists For the 2001 Industry Solution Awards for Healthcare

REDMOND, WASH. SEPT. 7, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. and Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Inc. today announced 21 finalists for the 2001 Industry Solution Awards for Healthcare. The awards recognize independent software vendors in the healthcare industry that best utilize Microsoft® technology. An independent panel of judges selected the finalists based on their use of Microsoft Windows®
2000 Server, Microsoft SQL Server (TM) 7.0 or higher, and Microsoft enterprise platform technology to provide tangible business benefits to healthcare organizations.

A preliminary judging panel of industry experts and analysts selected finalists in seven categories from approximately 77 entries. These finalists will have the opportunity to demonstrate their applications in the Microsoft booth at Windows on Healthcare 2001, , the seventh annual conference to be held in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.

The seven categories were acute care-administrative/financial systems, acute care-clinical/patient information systems, ambulatory care-administrative/financial systems, ambulatory care-clinical/patient information systems, managed care, emerging technologies and other.

“We are pleased to recognize these finalists and their ability to develop innovative applications using Microsoft enterprise platform technology to enable healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve the quality of care,” said David Lubinski, general manager for Health and Public Sector, Enterprise Solutions and Industry Group at Microsoft. “These solutions take advantage of the interoperability and scalability of Microsoft’s family of enterprise servers and platform technology to offer healthcare organizations powerful solutions that maximize productivity and increase business value.”

One winner in each category will be announced in a special ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in Microsoft booth No. 533 during the Windows on Healthcare 2001 conference at the San Diego Convention Center.

Jeff Raikes, group vice president of the Productivity and Business Services Group at Microsoft, will deliver his keynote address, “Microsoft’s Vision and Strategies for Healthcare: A View From the Top,” Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Windows on Healthcare 2001 conference at the convention center.

Healthcare Finalists by Category

Acute Care-Administrative/Financial Systems

Automating Peripherals Inc. for the Payrollmation SeriesGoodroe Healthcare Solutions LLC for HeartSourceMedInformatix for MedInformatix Financial CPR

Acute Care-Clinical/Patient Information Systems

Bridge Medical Inc. for Barcode Technology TracksGlobal Care Solutions for Hospital 2000Wellogic Inc. for Wellogic Consult

Ambulatory Care-Administrative/Financial Systems for the CertifiedMail Secure E-mail SystemCompusense Inc. for NtierprisePassport Health Communications Inc. for Passport OneSource PreRegistration Batch

Ambulatory Care-Clinical/Patient Information Systems

Alteer Corp. for Alteer OfficePhysician WorkFlowJMJ Technologies Inc. for EncounterPROMedInformatix for MedInformatix CPR

Managed Care

Brain Ranger for Kaiser Permanente Rapid ResponseQCSI for QMACSThe TriZetto Group Inc. for Facets

Emerging Technologies

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. for TouchworksCytura Corp. for Cytura 3.0ProVox Technologies Corp. for TalkNotes


Clinician Support Technology for Baby CareLinkPlumtree Software for the Plumtree Corporate Portal at VHAQCSI for aQserv

About MS-HUG

With headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich., the independent, nonprofit Microsoft Healthcare Users Group 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.

About Microsoft

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