As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: Microsoft Health Solutions Group offers Microsoft Amalga UIS and HealthVault Community Connect, which are used by hospitals.
Value to healthcare providers: Amalga UIS helps healthcare providers see information from all a hospital's systems in a manageable, cohesive way -- whether it's information about overall trends or a single patient. HealthVault Community Connect is a secure portal that lets the hospital send instructions to a patient after discharge, for example, or helps patients get information to their doctors. Patients use HealthVault to access and share their health information.
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