HIMSS: Philips collaborates with Microsoft to address healthcare challenges

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Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is collaborating with Microsoft to build on Philips Healthcare’s foundation of healthcare informatics and advanced clinical decision support offerings.

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 conference & exhibition in Atlanta, Philips and Microsoft are showcasing two works-in-progress born of their collaboration: integration of Philips VISICU’s eICU program with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010 Beta; and Philips IntelliVue XDS, which is being adapted to run on Windows 7.

“We are driving towards a significant paradigm shift from, on the one hand, simply reporting healthcare analytics to, on the other hand, creating systems which actually provide access to health information when and where it is needed,” said Deborah DiSanzo, CEO, healthcare informatics and patient monitoring, for Philips Healthcare. “Philips and Microsoft are in a unique position to work together for the betterment of the healthcare system by effectively helping to close the healthcare technology loop.”