This week, July 10 to 14, Microsoft is holding its 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, California. For partners, WWPC is the place to be to gain insights into Microsoft’s business and technology roadmap for 2011. For all of our partners around the world, WWPC provides an opportunity to learn how to expand business possibilities with Cloud services, Windows® 7, Windows Phone and to experience the very latest in industry solution innovations.
WWPC is also a place where we celebrate some of our best and most innovative partners. And today, 285 partners are being honored as award winners or finalists at WWPC. The awards competition features partners who have developed the most outstanding industry solutions using Microsoft technologies during 2011. You can see the entire list of winners here, but I especially want to call out our Worldwide Public Sector Health partner of the year here on HealthBlog. The winner is Orangutech of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Established in 2003, Orangutech delivers various IT/Business solutions to companies of all sizes. Orangutech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies that revolve around: Technology Excellence, Focus on Client Success, Quality Management, Excellence in Communicating, and Strategic Leadership. The organization helps public and private organizations navigate through the jungle of available information technology by providing flexible and scalable information systems designed to improve business processes, productivity and profitability.
In the health industry, Orangutech has proven itself to be a worthy Microsoft partner by providing innovative solutions that help clinicians collaborate and improve patient care. Their eHealth2Share offering uses Microsoft Office 365. It enables Canadian hospitals to interact and obtain health related publications, communications, and technology solutions through online services. eHealth2Share introduces an application sharing environment for healthcare organizations across Canada and showcases how providers can improve awareness and productivity by sharing ideas and technology.
One example of this is http://myhospitalcare.ca. The site integrates content management and BI capabilities within SharePoint.
Another example is http://aboutkidshealth.com. This website created for The Hospital For Sick Children features over 1.7 million pages of content.
Another recent project that will soon be featured on Microsoft's popular on-line video series, Health Tech Today, is a resource sharing site developed for Baycrest in Toronto, Canada. Orangutech developed a public cloud service that lets regional hospitals and clinics share and collaborate on forms, documents, and other publications. The solution reduces duplication of effort among institutions and speeds organizational productivity, saving money along the way.
Thank you, Orangutech! And congratulations on being named our Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector Health partner of the year.
Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft