Medical Network Uses Software-Plus-Services for Platform to Treat Patients

Date Added: Oct 2009
Format: WORD

The Center for Connected Health, a division of the Partners HealthCare medical network in the Boston area, in the U.S., wanted to create a flexible technology platform to help patients manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, outside traditional medical facilities. Using Microsoft products and a software-plus-services approach, Partners - along with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Claricode - designed and implemented the Connected Health Care Suite (CHCS). The CHCS is a highly flexible, scalable Web-based platform that can capture, store, and display medical information online. It can also receive data from a range of hardware devices and third-party software applications, and provide a communications gateway for patients and healthcare providers to collaborate on treatment programmes.