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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the City of Miami, Microsoft and Resolute Solutions Seek to Improve Care of Diabetic Populations Using Collaborative Technology
Date:6/10/2009

used to promote greater awareness and increased patient responsibility for chronic condition management.

"It is our hope that this pilot will be able to fundamentally change the way that family practice is implemented -- moving from a low-tech, high-touch model to a high-tech, high-touch model," said Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chairman of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine.

The study will use several integrated Microsoft technologies, including Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, HealthVault and Office Communications Server, coupled with Resolution Solutions' technology development and e-learning services, and personal computers and bandwidth donated by the city of Miami, to maximize quality outcomes for patients and providers.

"Considering that diabetes is one of the leading illnesses in the United States, the ability for patients to more accurately track and manage their condition can have a meaningful impact on their personal health as well as the cost containment for our customers," said Jack Hersey, general manager for the U.S. Public Sector Health at Microsoft. "These types of solutions can be replicated and implemented in any hospital or clinic in the country."

"In our experience implementing Microsoft technologies targeted to healthcare space solutions, we have seen positive results for the provider and the consumer. We are very excited about the possibilities with this project that should deliver a system where patients are actively engaged with the system to influence the quality of their health and well-being," said Hedy Foreman, co-CEO of Resolute Solutions.

About The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

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