Microsoft Highlights Healthcare Strategy at HIMSS 07 Conference: Q&A: As healthcare-technology specialists gather in New Orleans, Microsoft experts discuss new information technologies designed to pro: Peter Neupert's COmmens "The last decade has also been a time when consumers have connected themselves to a global information system – the Web – in unprecedented numbers, creating a society that has access to, and demands access to, information. This has coincided with a shift that sees consumers being pushed to the center of the healthcare system, and being asked to assume a more active role in managing their own healthcare and the healthcare of their family members. Software is critical to understanding the masses of data being generated across the spectrum of care.
At Microsoft, we have the ability to develop cost-effective technology for digital health that can mobilize data and connect people in ways that few others can. With our tremendous consumer reach, our proven software platform and our broad ecosystem of partners, we have a head start in being able to transform health through technology. People across the healthcare system need access to the right information at the right time, to make the best possible decisions and software solutions can enable that kind of transformation."