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Microsoft and HIMSS Expand User Group

October 23, 2007
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Microsoft (Redmond, Wash.) and the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have launched a broad expansion of the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) to partners and healthcare organizations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

MS-HUG is a forum to support the development of healthcare solutions and demonstrate how technology can help solve the challenges facing healthcare providers and social services by building cooperation and dialogue among information technology professionals and developers, corporate leadership and health organizations, says Microsoft. The membership currently comprises more than 4,200 members and 28 corporate supporters across North America.

Microsoft says the alliance provides HIMSS with specific and relevant expertise to aid in broadening its professional and industry-wide contributions, and provides MS-HUG members with the opportunity to reach new markets with educational and professional development programs. The MS-HUG EMEA community will be hosted within the existing MS-HUG site and will include content, discussion groups and webinars from thought leaders in the healthcare and IT industries.

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