Microsoft’s movement into healthcare has been slow, deliberate and fascinating. With products that now range from a PHR platform (HealthVault) to single-sign-functionality (Sentillion) to an information aggregation and analysis system (Amalga), the company is strategically picking up pieces of the healthcare continuum. But while Microsoft offers an HIS outside the United States, it says there are no plans to snap up one of the core clinical players in this country. To learn more about the IT giant’s plans for healthcare, healthsysetmCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with Health Solutions Corporate VP Peter Neupert.
Chapter 1: Topics Covered — Overview of Microsoft Health Solutions Group; Exploring the Eclipsys Partnership [audio: One-on-One-W-Peter-Neupert-Chapter-1.mp3]
Chapter 2: Topics Covered — The future may be plug and play, but how about today?; What are CIOs really focused on? CPOE, EHR, HIE, or PHR?; Thoughts on the Meaningful Use NPRM [audio: One-on-One-W-Peter-Neupert-Chapter-2.mp3]
Chapter 3: Topics Covered — Microsoft UIS (Amalga); Microsoft HIS (not sold in US); The advantages to being a healthcare “outsider” [audio: One-on-One-W-Peter-Neupert-Chapter-3.mp3]