iSoftStone Signs Agreement With Microsoft to Develop Citizen Health Solutions in China Using HealthVault

Just today we announced the expansion of HealthVault in China, specifically in the Jiangsu province of Wuxi. This is definitely a big step in the international expansion of HealthVault outside of the United States and joins the other international deployments in Canada (doc), Germany and the UK. Microsoft Corp. and iSoftStone Information Technology (Group) Co….


Microsoft Acquires Sentillion

Well, this is at least a partial excuse for my absence from this blog 🙂 Today we announce the acquisition of Sentillion, Inc demonstrating again Microsoft’s level of commitment to the healthcare industry. Many of you reading this are familiar with Sentillion and this acquisition is the culmination of years of successful partnership between the…


Join us for the Connected Health Conference

The HealthVault Solution Conference that we did last year has evolved into a broader event that includes more of the solutions that Microsoft has to offer in Health. The Connected Health Conference will be held on June 10-12 in Bellevue, WA and we’re going to feature a lot of content both around Amalga UIS and…


Gartner Group’s Take on Health Intelligence and Amalga UIS

Recently we worked with Gartner Group on a webcast outlining the issues that healthcare provider organizations face when it comes to data integration and how solutions such as Amalga UIS 2009 can help address these issues and provide organizations with more tools and better ability to view, analyze and act upon information that they already…


HIMSS 2009 – WOW!

Ok, I have been to a few HIMSS with Microsoft now, but I must say that this one, by all means exceeded my expectations. We had two days of in-depth training with our field before the show and that was great. All the content was spot on (at least from my perspective :-), we had…

Microsoft at HIMSS 2009 – It Starts…

We just issued a press release outlining some of the cool things that you’ll see at HIMSS 2009 from Microsoft. At HiMSS09, the annual conference and exhibition for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Microsoft Corp. will showcase in its booth (No. 1232) new solutions designed specifically for healthcare providers, caregivers and patients,…

Headed for HIMSS 2009

Like the past 8, this year I will be at 2009 HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition. I will be there starting tomorrow (Friday 4/3) for internal Microsoft training. As you can imagine this is a good opportunity to get all the Microsoft people in healthcare together. MS-HUG is on Saturday with a lot of…


Virtua Health Joins the Growing Amalga Family

Today we announced Virtua Health as our 12th Amalga, the Unified Intelligence System (UIS) customer. Virtua Health is a pioneer in healthcare quality and many other areas. We are jazzed to have them part of our client base and look forward a number of ways in which we can together “Improve Health Around the World”….


Peter Neupert on Modernizing Healthcare Through IT

Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Health Solutions Group and my grand-grand-boss, recently completed a testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Peter testified along with: Jack Cochran, Executive Director, The Permanente Federation, Oakland, CA Janet Corrigan, President, The National Quality Forum, Washington, DC Valerie Melvin, Director of…

WSJ Health Blog : How Microsoft Plans to Make Money in Health Care

There is a recent post on the WSJ Health Blog with Steve, my grand-boss (my boss’ boss, can I say that?), as the guest of honor, shedding some light on the overall Microsoft and HSG plans in Healthcare. Have a look at the video or click on the link for the full article: