Few HealthBlog entries have drawn as much interest as the piece I wrote on Microsoft's acquisition of Azyxxi. Thanks for your comments and lively discussion. To provide our customers and partners with timely and accurate information on Azyxxi, we have produced an audio-cast on this topic as part of my on-going House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series. I hope you'll enjoy the program:
Bill Crounse, MD Healthcare Industry Director Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft and Azyxxi : What does it mean for the healthcare industry?
This program is also available in MP3 for download.
On July 26th, Microsoft announced that it had agreed to acquire health intelligence software known as Azyxxi and to forge a strategic alliance with MedStar Health, the Washington, D.C. health system where Azyxxi was developed and deployed. Designed by physicians, for physicians news about the acquisition of this proven health information intelligence engine has clinicians everywhere wanting to know more. Finding out that the technology was innovative enough to capture Microsoft’s attention, has everyone buzzing. What is Azyxxi? What does it do? And what does this signal about Microsoft’s strategy in the healthcare industry?
For more information on Microsoft and Azyxxi, please visit: Dr. Crounse’s HealthBlog entry on this topic, Microsoft and Azyxxi: What does it mean to our industry? and Microsoft Press Pass article, Microsoft Expands Presence in Healthcare IT Industry With Acquisition of Health Intelligence Software Azyxxi.