In a HealthBlog post last October, I told you about Microsoft's acquisition of software, intellectual property, and other assets from Global Care Solutions (GCS), a privately held company based in Bangkok, Thailand. The GCS Hospital 2000 information system is used across all clinical and administrative departments at Bumrungrad International Hospital where it was developed.
Because so many of you have asked for more information about Global Care Solutions, we've just released a new program in my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series of audio-casts on this topic. During this month's program, we examine:
How will this enterprise-class health information system complement Microsoft’s already strong portfolio of healthcare solutions and better position the company in its vision to improve health around the world?
How will GCS provide hospitals in international markets with new alternatives to achieve improved workflow and patient safety through information technology?
And, what does the acquisition mean for hospitals and health systems around the world? Which markets are most likely to immediately benefit from solutions offered by Microsoft's Health Solutions Group and Global Care Solutions?
My special guests for this program include:
Patrick Downing Chief Executive Officer Global Care Solutions
Dr. Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon Senior Associate Medical Director, Bumrungrad International Hospital
Davide Vigano General Manager Enterprise Marketing, Healthcare Solutions Group, Microsoft Corporation
Click HERE to listen. I hope you enjoy the show.
Also available for MP3 Download HERE
Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation