Fortis- Microsoft to enhance healthcare technology

By : |October 22, 2007 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Healthcare provider Fortis has entered into an agreement with Microsoft India to deploy solutions and services based on the Microsoft platform aimed at enhancing knowledge management and productivity.

Based on the 4P vision of healthcare – Prevention, Prediction, Personalization and Participation, Microsoft solutions will enable Fortis Healthcare collaborate on various processes online using best-in-class Office and Exchange applications. Microsoft will focus towards making documents, workflows, projects and performance management on a common SharePoint portal available to Fortis employees, doctors and nurses across all its centers.

Essentially the deployment of solutions will bring together diverse patient data from multiple sources and make it instantly available at the point of care, thereby enhancing productivity and most importantly, patient care.

Shivinder M Singh, managing director, Fortis Healthcare, said: "Technology plays a vital role in providing improved healthcare to patients. The association with Microsoft will give us access to latest technologies for better collaboration amongst all our staff to focus single-mindedly on enhanced patient care. We look forward to working with Microsoft – to value added and localized solutions relevant to our needs."

Talking about the collaboration, Neelam Dhawan, managing director, Microsoft India said: "Globally Microsoft has a key focus on healthcare and we are very pleased to be entering the healthcare sector in India with Fortis. The group belongs to the new age and has undertaken some pioneering work in this area. We are committed to helping them enhance their offering to their patients."

Manish Gupta, CIO, Fortis, added: "The Enterprise Agreement enables Fortis to streamline our group-wide investment and leverage best collaborative solutions. It also allows us to scale up without worrying about software management and focus more on healthcare technology."

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