Hawaii's TeamPraxis Selects Microsoft Amalga to Create First Online Physician Network for Healthcare Information Sharing

TeamPraxis, Hawaii's pioneering physician management services organization, has selected Microsoft Amalga to bolster TeamPraxis' existing physician information network.Using Amalga, a health intelligence platform, TeamPraxis will create a sophisticated online network that aggregates and shares electronic patient information among more than 1,000 of Hawaii's independent physicians, as well as local hospitals, pharmacies, medical laboratories and other […]

TeamPraxis, Hawaii's pioneering physician management services organization, has selected Microsoft Amalga to bolster TeamPraxis' existing physician information network.

Using Amalga, a health intelligence platform, TeamPraxis will create a sophisticated online network that aggregates and shares electronic patient information among more than 1,000 of Hawaii's independent physicians, as well as local hospitals, pharmacies, medical laboratories and other ancillary service providers, to enable a comprehensive view of the patient at the point of care.

Driven by the philosophy of "One Team. One Patient. Open Network.," the key distinction of the TeamPraxis community network is that it'll be open to any physician, hospital or ancillary service provider, regardless of the technology platform in use, to bring together pieces of patient info from a variety of sources to give the patient's care team a complete view of her or his health. It'll also help support community health info exchanges being formed across the state, including the Hawaii Health Information Exchange and the Beacon Community project on Hawaii's Big Island. Some of the benefits targeted by TeamPraxis' Amalga-powered community network include the following:

  • Convenience and cost saving. A patient's entire medical history can be accessed online in the security-enhanced network, helping bring more efficiency to the physician's practice. Primary care providers will be able to consult with specialists, order and review test results, develop a treatment plan, order prescriptions, update medical histories, and file claims, all online.
  • Healthier patients. Marrying health records with a data delivery system and sharing the info with other stakeholders means patients can be easily monitored and properly treated.
  • Analytics. Physicians can use the network's software to analyze the care and progress of their patients, particularly those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and other long-term illnesses. TeamPraxis' locally developed Clinical Quality Solution, now sold nationally across the US, will help power the data analysis.

[Source: Microsoft Press]