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Neil Jordan, general manager of Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corp. participated in a panel discussion on the current and long term effects of developments in IT on healthcare delivery in Asia.
For over 16 years, Microsoft has been providing a broad portfolio of technologies and collaborating with partners worldwide to deliver solutions that address the challenges of healthcare providers, public health and social services, payers, life sciences organisations and consumers.
Today, Microsoft invests in technology innovation and works with health organisations, communities and over 20,000 partners around the world to make a real impact on the quality of healthcare. At the HMA 2012 conference, Microsoft will highlight to participants its flexible, user-friendly solutions and software tools which will assist healthcare professionals in providing a higher quality healthcare service which demonstrate real impact while cutting costs..
Microsoft drives technology innovation in health that improves the quality of experience not just for patients but for doctors as well.
Doctors and patients can now use a range of devices to access information from any device, any place and at any time. Microsoft’s infrastructure allows IT personnel security-enhanced access to this information to ensure sensitive patient data and personal information is protected and secure. In the UK for example, Heath Choices, a Windows Phone app, provides consumers secure access to National Health Services (NHS) sources such as, physical status, medication and hospital contact information. In the healthcare industry, the increasing use of devices is a giant step towards improving the quality of medical services.
The Asia–Pacific healthcare industry itself bears an obvious contradiction between developed countries like Singapore and Australia and developing countries like Vietnam and Thailand. The nation-to-nation difference is also reflected in ICT development in the healthcare Industry, for example, Singapore, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand are leaders in the deployment of advanced technology in the healthcare industry while other markets are struggling to do so.
“Microsoft is working with health organisations, communities and partners to overcome healthcare’s biggest challenges from rising costs to poor service quality. We believe technology has the potential to make a real impact, rebuilding the health industry across Asia, finding new efficiencies and producing better outcomes for more people,” Jordan said