Microsoft Amalga: New version available to Hospitals and Health Systems

Microsoft Amalga gives clinicians and executives quick access to valuable, up-to-the-minute information across their health enterprise. Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Amalga, the new unified intelligence system that allows hospital enterprises to unlock the power of all their data sitting in isolated clinical, financial and administrative solutions. Amalga is part of the Microsoft Amalga […]
Microsoft Amalga gives clinicians and executives quick access to valuable, up-to-the-minute information across their health enterprise.
Microsoft Amalga gives clinicians and executives quick access to valuable, up-to-the-minute information across their health enterprise.

Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Amalga, the new unified intelligence system that allows hospital enterprises to unlock the power of all their data sitting in isolated clinical, financial and administrative solutions. Amalga is part of the Microsoft Amalga Family of Health Enterprise Systems, a portfolio of enterprise-class health solutions that provides rich integration, giving clinicians and executives quick access to valuable, up-to-the-minute information across their health enterprise. Microsoft also announced the availability of the Amalga family of health enterprise products across Europe at conhIT 2008, a healthcare IT conference being held in Berlin this week (http://www.microsoft.com/emea/presscentre).

“This is an important milestone for Amalga,” said Steve Shihadeh, vice president, Microsoft Health Solutions Group. “This release benefits from over 10 years of development at Washington Hospital Center and feedback from some of the world’s most reputable health organizations. Amalga fulfills its promise to unify information across the health enterprise and open up new opportunities to improve patient care, organizational quality and operational efficiency. We look forward to demonstrating the value these leading organizations are realizing from the use of Amalga.”

The goal of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, for example, is to improve the quality of care, reduce errors and enhance cost effectiveness by using Amalga to provide emergency physicians with rapid access to patients’ past medical history.

“With Amalga, we’ll be able to manage queries across massive amounts of data, helping providers to improve patient care and helping our organization to become a full-service regional network,” said Dr. Edward Barthell, co-founder of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange.

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