Hello Everyone,

My name is Teddy Bachour and I am the Industry Technology Strategist for WW Health.  I joined the Microsoft Healthcare Group about 9 years ago and have been working with Health IT for the past 18 years.  It has always been a great joy for me to work with our customers and partners building and using IT capabilities with high impact on improving patient care. 

I will be using this blog to make architecture and technology announcements and give you updates on how we are using our Microsoft Connected Health Platform – Architecture and Design Blueprint (CHP) and working with our partners and customers around the globe to deliver on our vision for health:

To Improve Health, Around the World!

More importantly, I will be extremely interested in your comments or questions on these topics.

You can find additional information on our MSDN site that has a link to this blog and to other blogs that will likely be of interest to you as well.  If you are accessing the MSDN site for the first time, I would highly recommend you also visit the following 2 resources:

- The Healthcare IT Blog that my colleague Roberto Ruggeri started about 3 years ago.  Roberto has recently moved to the Microsoft Amalga team taking the role of Senior Product Manager with the Microsoft Health Solutions Group.  Roberto's blog has a wealth of information and provides a good reference and background for many of the topics we will be discussing here.

- Our MSDN2 site where you will find comprehensive information about our Connected Health Framework – Architecture and Design Blueprint (CHF) and the underlying (or enabling) platform CHP referenced above.  CHF represents a vendor-agnostic set of best practices and approach based on Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), for architecting e-Health solutions for health information networks ranging from within healthcare organizations to across multiple government agencies.

I look forward to hear from you soon!

Kindest Regards,

teddy