The next conference will be on April 4th 2009 in Chicago.
Steve Aylward – General Manager Health and Life Sciences Microsoft
Watched the future of Microsoft in healthcare video.
Microsoft is making a huge investment in healthcare.
It took 4 releases (10 years) to outsell MSDOS
It took 9 releases (11 years) to become most popular word processor
It took 5 releases (10 years) to become the leading spreadsheet
$8 billion in R&D, a large (no numbers as far as percentage directed directly at Healthcare, but a large portion)
In 2000, MS had 63 employees dedicated to Healthcare.
Amalga – Health Information System – not available in the US. Designed for the emerging markets. (used to be called Global Care)
Amalga – Unified Intelligence System – not limited to caregivers, but can be customized to end users
HealthVault – Internet health platform that enables third parties to create applications to stored personalized health care information