This week we have released a new whitepaper entitled ‘Answering the Health ICT Challenge: An Optimized Infrastructure’. The whitepaper highlights the critical role of an optimized infrastructure as a foundation for meaningful use of health ICT systems. Meaningful use of Health ICT is not just a US issue, it is really about being able to demonstrate and measure improved quality, patient safety and best practices, and this is highly important regardless of country or region. Achieving, and more importantly, sustaining meaningful use of Health ICT will require an efficient, connected infrastructure, with improved service levels, and increased security and compliance. This is what ICT departments in health organization can deliver to the organization they serve with an Microsoft Optimized Infrastructure.

The whitepaper also provides a great overview of the architecture and technology assets we are making available to you such as the Connected Health Framework – Architecture and Design Blueprint and the Microsoft Connected Health Platform and related offerings including guidance, tools and solution accelerators, and what role they play in helping you build an Optimized Infrastructure that leverages your existing investments. To learn more, you can access the whitepaper here or from the Health ICT Resource Center.

teddy bachour

senior industry technology strategist, ww health

http://www.microsoft.com/healthict