Swedish, the largest health system in the Greater Seattle area, plans to implement Microsoft Amalga, a health intelligence platform, to improve care coordination across organizational boundaries and help manage population health as patients move among care settings.
Microsoft said "Swedish also plans to use Amalga for population management, bringing together inpatient, outpatient and payer payment data to provide a unified view of a patient population to caregivers, allowing them to specify personalized or group care plans, track progress of cohorts over time, and report on outcomes via dashboards."
"The adoption of Amalga is designed to strengthen the health system's relationships with patients and providers across the community, help improve patient transitions and care quality, and position Swedish for growth in the era of accountable care."
"malga addresses a common and critical challenge of healthcare providers -- integrating vast amounts of clinical, administrative and financial information that flows in and out of disparate information systems, and tailoring that information for use by physicians, analysts, laboratory technicians, nurses and administrators."
"Amalga takes advantage of health enterprises' investments in existing health IT solutions, making it possible for the entire organization to gain quick access to data and turn that information into critical knowledge that facilitates better decision-making and improved patient outcomes," the software company added.
Microsoft Amalga is used at other renowned health-care institutions in the United States including New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System, Norton Healthcare, Providence Health & Services, and St. Joseph Health System.