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Philips and Microsoft Collaborate to Streamline Radiology Workflow and Processes

ANDOVER, Mass. REDMOND, Wash. Feb. 21, 2011

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The companies will connect Microsoft Amalga, a data aggregation platform, with Philips iSite PACS (picture archiving and communication system) to give radiologists the ability to view a complete set of a patient’s data stored across the health enterprise—e.g., admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) data, lab data, pathology reports and medications—alongside the patient’s images stored in the iSite PACS system. The ability to view digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM data in one place will reduce the time radiologists currently spend probing separate, disconnected information systems to build a comprehensive view of patient history and allow them to focus more time on case review, analysis and diagnostics.

Scott Burkhart

Nate McLemore

Under the agreement signed by the companies, Philips and Microsoft will collaborate to configure, market and sell a connected solution that enables radiologists using the Philips iSite Radiology viewer to make a single click within iSite to access a patient’s clinical data aggregated, delivered, and displayed  within Microsoft Amalga. Today, in order to view a patient’s labs, medications and other data, a radiologist must start multiple clinical IT applications, log into each one, navigate to the specific patient and then click through multiple screens in each application to build a complete mental picture of the patient’s history. With the connected solution, Microsoft Amalga will aggregate patient data from the hospital’s multiple IT systems and deliver a unified view to the radiologist, eliminating the need to navigate separate applications.

Microsoft Amalga aggregates health data across disconnected systems in the health enterprise and empowers users to analyze and explore context-rich information about their patients or departments, on demand. Philips iSite PACS is an image management and distribution solution with unique technology that gives any physician in the enterprise access to full fidelity images within three seconds.

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About Microsoft in Health

Microsoft is committed to improving health around the world through software innovation. Over the past 13 years, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in health with a focus on addressing the challenges of health providers, health and social services organizations, payers, consumers and life sciences companies worldwide. Microsoft closely collaborates with a broad ecosystem of partners and delivers its own powerful health solutions, such as Amalga, HealthVault, and a portfolio of identity and access management technologies acquired from Sentillion Inc. in 2010. Together, Microsoft and its industry partners are working to deliver health solutions for the way people aspire to work and live.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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