Microsoft scores IT deal with New England health network
Caritas Christi Health Care, a community-based hospital network in New England, has agreed to use Microsoft applications for healthcare, including Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) and Microsoft HealthVault.

Servicing 55 communities across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Caritas selected the Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft's Amalga UIS to provide physicians and staff members with a point of access to data stored across its many systems.

Through HealthVault, Caritas will allow patients and caregivers to access and store their personal health information generated at the hospital and physician offices, including medical summary data, provider information, appointments, insurance and billing information, according to the company.