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.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.