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Microsoft HUG Winners Announced

March 3, 2010
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The Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) and Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., released the winners of the 13th annual Microsoft HUG Innovation Awards. For more than a decade, the honors have been awarded to organizations that demonstrate success using the company’s technology to enhance and transform the quality of patient care, reduce costs, drive interoperability, improve productivity, streamline clinical and business processes, and enable informed decisions, it says.

Microsoft HUG is made up of more than 5,000 members and 23 corporate supporters. A panel of industry experts — including Healthcare Informatics’ own, Charlene Marietti —evaluated contestants. Winners and finalists were recognized at the 2010 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta. The following are the 2010 winners for the Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Awards:

Winner for Best Use of Clinical Records — Inpatient

Winner for Best Use of Clinical Records — Ambulatory

  • Partners HealthCare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and it’s technology solution partner Claricode leveraged Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft .NET Framework to develop ASTER, the adverse drug event (ADE) Spontaneous Triggered Reporting System that submits ADE reports directly from electronic health records to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Winner for Best Use of Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Interoperability

  • In its quest toward genuine interoperability, Doylestown Hospital used the NextGen Health Information Exchange, formerly NextGen Community Health Solution platform from NextGen Healthcare to launch the Doylestown Clinical Network. NextGen Health Information Exchange uses Microsoft’s Web Services, ASP.NET and other Microsoft technologies to enable the free flow of information among completely independent practices with disparate IT configurations.

Winner for Best Use of Microsoft HealthVault Applications

  • Premera Blue Cross partnered with Get Real Consulting to develop and implement a solution that enables Premera members to store their claims histories in their personal HealthVault accounts.
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