Tomorrow, I’ll be heading to Seattle to attend Microsoft’s annual Connected Health event. Last year’s event provided some useful insight’s into Microsoft’s international intentions which were most recently reflected in their partnership with Siemens to take HealthVault to Germany. Last year’s event was also prophetic in Microsoft’s deepening intent to serve the provider market. Based on the agenda I’ve seen for this year’s event, that intention has only increased.
So what do I hope to get out of this year’s event?
A deeper understanding of how providers are actually using the Health Solutions Group (HSG) of products that MSFT is now taking to market. Particularly interested in learning more about the HealthVault Community Connect product which is basically a productization of its work with New York Presbyterian that resulted in myNYP.org.
A clearer picture of the HSG strategy to facilitate a physician/hospital in meeting forthcoming meaningful use requirements. In particular, wish to learn how HSG will extend its partnership with Eclipsys and other ISVs with regards to modular apps on the Amalga platform, which looks to be morphing into a Platform as a Service model similar to HealthValut.
Progress on HSG’s international efforts. Yes, they’ve landed Telus in Canada, Siemens in Germany and some EMR sales in Southeast Asia, but what is next? Also, with regards to Telus and Siemens, what progress has been made to date, what have been some of the challenges.
Now if there is anything in particular that you, dear reader, woul like to know more about, please feel free to add something to the comments section below and I’ll see what I can do to get some answers.