Navigation Links
Microsoft to Acquire Innovative Healthcare Technology and Assets From Global Care Solutions
Date:10/29/2007

Collaborative alliance with Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok will help bring enterprise-class health information system solutions to

market around the world.

BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on a worldwide commitment to improving health through software technology, Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire software, intellectual property and other assets from Global Care Solutions (GCS), a privately held company based in Bangkok, Thailand, that develops enterprise-class health information systems. The acquisition complements Microsoft's already strong portfolio of health solutions and will provide hospitals across international markets with a new alternative to achieve improved workflow and patient safety through information technology. GCS employees will join Microsoft's Health Solutions Group, which will manage product development and delivery. Financial terms were not disclosed.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO)

"We were impressed by Global Care Solutions' state-of-the-art health information system, which has enabled a hugely complex facility like Bumrungrad International hospital to achieve amazing outcomes related to improved workflow and patient safety," said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. "The international, fully integrated nature of the GCS technology, and the fact that it is built from the ground up on scalable Microsoft technology, makes this a great addition to our portfolio of health enterprise products as we look to power developing and emerging hospital systems around the globe."

Global Care Solutions designed and developed its end-to-end system in collaboration with Bumrungrad, an internationally accredited facility based in Bangkok. The hospital, which treats more than 1.2 million patients from 190 countries each year, uses the GCS solution to efficiently manage clinical workflow, billing, regulatory compliance and medical records. Microsoft will continue to work closely with Bumrungrad to further build out the functionality and features of the GCS technology.

"We have a diverse patient population at Bumrungrad, with over 400,000 foreign patients every year; half of the 3,200 patients we see each day arrive without appointments," said Mack Banner, the chief executive officer of the hospital. "The GCS solution has allowed us to manage scheduling demands, multiple languages and medical records so efficiently that the average waiting time to see a doctor is only 17 minutes. The GCS software is a key to our service delivery, medical quality and financial performance, and we look forward to collaborating with Microsoft on extending its applications across our organization."

The offering from GCS, which has been on the market since 2000, won a Microsoft Certified Partner award for Data Management Solution of the Year in 2003 as an industry-leading acute care, clinical-patient information solution. Global Care Solution's system is a fully integrated suite of 50 clinical and back-office application modules designed and optimized to run all hospital clinical and administrative operations on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. It is implemented and in use in seven hospitals around the Asia-Pacific region. The new Microsoft offering based on the GCS technology will complement the company's current Azyxxi solution, which provides a data integration capability for hospitals with legacy systems already in place.

"We have been developing this product passionately for several years and are thrilled to see a company with the resources of Microsoft poised to bring it to a bigger world stage," said Pat Downing, CEO of Global Care Solutions. "This is the perfect time in our company's history to accelerate worldwide availability and allow our product to bring new light to health organizations across the globe, where the deployment of information technology can translate directly to better healthcare and, ultimately, healthier people."

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Microsoft Corp.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Battle Between Google and Microsoft Could Trigger Revolution in Healthcare
2. Reducing The Rate Of Hospital Acquired Infections
3. Ossur Acquires the U.S. Orthopaedics Company
4. 20 Men Involved In Gay Sex Network Acquire HIV Infection
5. Hospital-acquired HIV Kills One Child in Kerala
6. Stem of Hope: Stem Cell Research Acquires a Brittle Star As A model
7. Pfizer Acquires Worldwide Rights For New Overactive Bladder Drug
8. Premier Army Hospital Acquires PET-CT Scanner
9. GE Healthcare to Acquire Swedish Medical Company
10. Wockhardt acquires Protinex, Farex brands from Netherland Co
11. Indoco Remedies Acquires La Nova Chem
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: ... develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. ... pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired ... Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health ... interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an ... education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 OBP ... self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory approval ... Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária ... single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED light ... access, illumination and exposure of a tissue pocket ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty ... pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially ... the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... at a few other company-owned facilities across the country. ... some of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning ... ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. ... 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives ... enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: