Microsoft has introduced its Amalga Unified Intelligence System 2009, the next-generation of the enterprise data aggregation platform that is reported to enable hospitals to unlock patient data stored in a range of systems and make it accessible to every authorized member of the team inside and beyond the hospital, including the patient, to help them drive real-time improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of care delivery.
With extensive new features including Microsoft HealthVault connectivity, Amalga Web functionality, preconfigured add-on modules and better IT tools to lower the total cost of ownership, Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) 2009 allows health organizations to better leverage data assets and improve the productivity of their staff, said Microsoft.
Microsoft claims that by providing connectivity with HealthVault, Amalga UIS 2009 helps hospitals improve the patient experience and the efficiency of care delivery by capturing, organizing and presenting patient data throughout the care process, from patient pre-registration to discharge and beyond.
Steve Shihadeh, vice president of Microsoft Health Solutions Group, said: Hospitals and healthcare organizations can promote better real-time decision-making, and ultimately better health outcomes, by liberating the wealth of patient data stored in siloed systems and putting it in the hands of key stakeholders.
When used together, Amalga UIS 2009 and HealthVault, at the direction of the patient, bring this existing information to patients, doctors, family members and caregivers, which helps keep them informed while improving their effectiveness and productivity, as well as their overall experience with the care process.