Steve Aylward, General Manager for Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft® discusses the future of Microsoft in Healthcare with EHRtv. In this interview, he describes Microsoft's top 3 objectives for the future:
- Cloud Computing, and
- Health Care
Microsoft may be a "software giant," but Google has certainly dominated the "Search" market for years now. Microsoft's search tool is "Bing"- so stay tuned.... Recently, I have looked at blog stats and more and more visits are getting here through Bing searches.
Cloud Computing is an up-and-coming, maturing platform trend in computing. Just like we went from paper to mainframe platforms, mainframes to client-server, and client-server to the Internet, software is being developed that will run on the Internet in real-time, anywhere, anytime access. SalesForce.com is a first mover in this space.
And finally... the interest of this post... Health Care...
As was mentioned in the video, Microsoft with their product, Health Vault has established a "partnership-of-sorts" with Allscripts. I find this particularly interesting because one of the 2013 measures in the Meaningful Use Matrix is the ability of providers/facilities to give real-time access to a patient's health information. I suspect one of the ways in which this measure will be implemented is in the form of data exchange between a physician or facility's EHR and a patient's PHR. Standards are being developed for data exchange. Interoperabillity is the new buzz word.
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