Annual healthcare conference shows how Microsoft technology reduces costs, improves patient care

Microsoft Health staff from around the world will converge on Orlando, Fla., the last week of February for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS). The event will “highlight the achievements of health organizations that have used our technology to advance patient care, reduce costs and streamline clinical and business processes,” says Michael Robinson, vice president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences for Microsoft.

On the Microsoft in Health blog, he explains how the conference showcases “solutions from our ever-expanding partner ecosystem that customers are using to make a real impact in health around the world.” Solutions cover areas such as “mobility and collaboration, EMR integration, analytics, patient and consumer engagement, cloud services, compliance and security.”

One of the highlights Robinson mentions is the annual Microsoft Health Users Group (MSHUG) Innovation Forum and Awards Presentations, “where you can see the latest innovations in health delivered jointly by Microsoft, partners, provider organizations and industry leaders.  We’re always excited about this annual event as it’s an opportunity to highlight the achievements of health organizations that have used our technology to advance patient care, reduce costs and streamline clinical and business processes.”

There are also “Lunch and Learn” sessions that focus on medical image archiving, “using mobile devices to help clinicians be more efficient and provide better care” – especially with Windows 8 devices and “how health organizations are taking advantage of today’s powerful, yet easy-to-use analytics tools to transform data into insight and identify opportunities for cost savings and improved care quality.”

More good stuff: Conference goers can participate in a Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) session, a hands-on introduction to the Microsoft productivity platform at the booth. And if you’re an IT manager or administrator, the Transform Data Center Immersion Center, located in VHQ50, offers an in-person, facilitated engagement on how cloud computing can benefit your health organization today.

Stop by Microsoft’s booth – #4749 – and the Microsoft @ HIMSS page for more information on the company’s presence at this conference.

Get more details on HIMSS on the Microsoft in Health blog.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff