Microsoft to Showcase Innovative Solutions for Healthcare Providers and Consumers at HIMSS 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition

ORLANDO, Fla. — Feb. 22, 2008


At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 Conference & Exhibition, Microsoft Corp. will showcase in its booth (No. 2247) new solutions designed specifically for health providers, caregivers and patients, as well as partner and customer success stories:

  • Microsoft HealthVault platform. Microsoft and its healthcare industry partners will demonstrate new tools built on the Microsoft HealthVault platform to improve patient-provider interactions, show connectivity with existing clinical electronic medical record (EMR) systems and health and wellness devices, and provide quick access to accurate patient information.

  • Amalga Family of Health Enterprise Systems. These solutions from Microsoft’s new portfolio of enterprise-class health information systems are being publicly demonstrated for the first time: Microsoft Amalga, which allows hospitals to unlock data sitting in isolated clinical, financial and administrative systems; Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully integrated hospital information system designed for emerging markets; and Microsoft Amalga RIS/PACS, available as a stand-alone system as well as an integrated component of Amalga HIS.

  • Cerner MyStation. A recent collaborative development effort between Spectrum Health, Cerner Corp. and Microsoft, the MyStation system empowers patients to take an active role in their care. The entertainment component of the system, powered by Microsoft Windows Media Center and Xbox 360, provides a positive diversion for patients, allowing them to listen to music, play video games and watch movies or live TV.

  • Caregiver collaboration. Microsoft unified communications technologies can reduce medical errors, improve quality care delivery and safety, and increase productivity for health organizations. These solutions provide care team members with quick access to information and to each other through a familiar interface that is available on a variety of devices and platforms.

  • MS-HUG Awards ceremony. Microsoft and the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) will host a ceremony to unveil the winners of the 11th Annual MS-HUG Awards on Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. EST. The awards recognize healthcare organizations and individuals that 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.


Feb. 24–28, 2008


Orange County Convention Center
Booth 2247
9860 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819-8706


Steve Shihadeh, general manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Steve Aylward, general manager, Microsoft U.S. Health and Life Sciences Group
Tim Smokoff, managing director, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector Group
Neil Jordan, managing director, Microsoft Worldwide Health Group
Chris Sullivan, industry solutions director, Microsoft U.S. Health and Life Sciences Group
Davide Vigano, general manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Grad Conn, senior director, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

Other News:

Microsoft executives will be on hand to discuss the company’s plan to participate in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) XDS.b standard, helping to further industrywide facilitation and exchange of medical records and other materials electronically in the simplest manner. Microsoft’s adoption of the IHE standard marks a decisive step toward furthering the work of healthcare developers on the Microsoft platform.

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