Microsoft Azyxxi Update: First customer and development partner

Everywhere I go, I get questions about Microsoft's acquisition of a technology and company known as Azyxxi from MedStar Health in Washington, D.C.. Last summer, shortly after the acquisition took place, I invited company founders and Microsoft executives to join me in an audio-cast discussion about the technology and why it attracted Microsoft's attention. Since then, there's been a great deal of speculation about who the first customer or customers might be.

Azyxxi is a unified health enterprise platform that helps improve cross-organizational access and insight to clinical, administrative, and financial data. It was recently announced that New York Presbyterian Hospital, the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, selected Microsoft Azyxxi. A short time later it was revealed that Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Center will also be an early customer and development partner for Azyxxi.

In this edition of my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals audio-cast series, we get an update on what has happened since last summer, and explore why a prestigious hospital system like New York Presbyterian decided to implement it.

To listen to the program, click on the links below:

Microsoft Azyxxi update: Development partner and first customer
This program is also available in MP3 for download.

Panel guests

Aurelia Boyer is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Bruce Forman is the Director of the Business Solutions Group in the Information Services Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in New York City.

Steve Shihadeh is General Manager of Sales and Marketing for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. He is responsible for the company's worldwide healthcare go-to-market strategy, sales, services, and partner execution.

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