Delivering Connected, People-Ready Healthcare IT

Posted by sumeethevans on August 30 2007, 6:51 PM. Posted in Azyxxi.

For years, hospitals and healthcare systems have suffered from ‘siloed’ information residing in separate and isolated systems. And for years Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group (HSG) has been active in promoting standards in this area to help bring those silos together, while carefully studying the market for innovative technologies that could help healthcare providers address this issue at the business solutions level. Just over a year ago, HSG acquired a technology developed at Washington Hospital Center called “Azyxxi” to do just that. Over the past year, HSG has integrated the Azyxxi team, including developers, designers and clinicians, and infused into its ongoing development the valuable assets and insights they had developed from years of using their technology to solve real-world challenges in the clinical setting. Today, as Microsoft’s new unified enterprise platform for healthcare, Azyxxi is fundamentally changing the way healthcare is managed in the organization, and delivered at the bedside. Based on Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 software, Azyxxi addresses a core challenge of most healthcare providers — integrating vast amounts of clinical, administrative and financial information that flow in and out of various, disparate information systems, and delivering it through role-based, optimized user interfaces to analysts, laboratory technicians, nurses, administrators and physicians. “Azyxxi unlocks the value of a health system’s vast stores of critical data, aggregates it from across all the organization’s existing technologies, and provides unique access to transactions, details and images,” says Steve Shihadeh, general manager of sales, marketing and solutions for HSG. “From the inside out, Azyxxi was designed on .NET and SQL Server for simplified deployment and support, high availability, scalability and secure data storage.” Continue At Source