Microsoft addresses HealthVault Strategy

With comparisons to both Microsoft's Xbox platform and the PayPal online payment platform, Microsoft aims to correct common misperceptions about its HealthVault platform. Grad Conn, Healthcare and Life Sciences senior director for global consumer strategy, Microsoft, addressed attendees at Microsoft's Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference held April 22 through 24 in Atlantic City to […]

With comparisons to both Microsoft's Xbox platform and the PayPal online payment platform, Microsoft aims to correct common misperceptions about its HealthVault platform.

Grad Conn, Healthcare and Life Sciences senior director for global consumer strategy, Microsoft, addressed attendees at Microsoft's Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference held April 22 through 24 in Atlantic City to explain that Microsoft is pioneering a new technology category with Microsoft's recent Amalga and HealthVault launches.

"Amalga is definitely not just a health information system, it's not just a data warehouse or a data mart, and it's not a personal health record (PHR) or an electronic health record (EHR). We're coining a new term, the Unified Intelligence system," Conn said. This means that Amalga brings together any and all relevant patient information and presents that information to clinical enterprise applications and users, he said.

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