Healthcare Business Patterns and Architectures

We all like to toy with different architectures tailored to solve our business problems. Bob Jarvis, an architect out of the UK, has published a two part article on designing architectural and business patterns. The article uses examples from the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) and goes into some details of healthcare patterns. Check out…


More Windows Vista in Healthcare

I was not sure we still had these videos up on the web site. They are a little bit dated, you’ll see many references to WinFS that in the meantime got cut from Windows Vista, but they are still very well worth seeing and will give you a pretty good idea of how advances in…


HL7 Software Factories Podcast

57 minutes and 31 seconds of HL7 Software Factories goodness are now posted on the Channel 9 ArcTalk channel. Jack Greenfield and Mauro Regio talk about the concept in general and the implementation for HL7. Direct link: HL7 Software Factories ArcTalk 


Healthcare Solution Showcases

If you were wondering how the Reference Implementations turned into solutions supported by our partners, you should check out the Microsoft Office System Solution Showcase.   We have several solutions related to Healthcare and Life Sciences: Care Management Clinical Forms Clinical Trial Initiation Clinical Trial Management Structured Product Labeling


Microsoft’s Role in the NHIN

The RHIO sponsored by MA-SHARE in Massachusetts, part of the Connecting for Health NHIN prototype, is built on the Microsoft platform. Check out the press release.


More on HL7 Software Factories

This is taken from the GotDotNet Workspace and provides more insight on what is included in the project:   Over the last few years, as an active member of Health Level Seven (HL7) standardization organization, Microsoft significantly contributed to specifying how Web Services may be used as an open, secure and efficient communication infrastructure for…


NHIN/RHIO, a step closer…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just announced the 4 winners of the RFP for the NHIN/RHIO prototype. Microsoft is actively engaged in the one led by CSC and I am personally working on their implementation of the Massachusetts RHIO on our platform. From the press release: CSC, working with Browsersoft, Business…


HL7 Software Factories

Everybody trying to implement a solution that uses HL7 Version 3 standards faces a pretty steep learning curve. This is not specific to HL7, but to any industry standard and can be extended to include company guidelines for software development as well. In a world where solutions are required yesterday (at best), this is unsustainable….


Healthcare Reference Implementations

As you might know, we released over the past year a number of Reference Implementations specific to Healthcare and Life Sciences. These RI take a business problem and show how you can solve it by applying Microsoft technologies, with particular emphasis on the Office System (InfoPath, SharePoint, Word and so on). With the RI we…


BizTalk 2004 Convoy Deep Dive

If you are working with complex messaging patterns (FIFO, parallel…), you might want to check out the Convoy Deep Dive paper up on MSDN. The paper also features a nice healthcare example.