Dell Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver Amalga Software as a Service Business Intelligence for Hospital System
Posted Feb 21 2011 4:28pm
Microsoft Business Intelligence for Healthcare with Amalga will be hosted by Dell for the hospital chain to help the hospitals manage information and data. Compliance and safety standards will be easier to manage and being it is hosted by Dell who is already doing business with the hospitals, the uptick time will be small as this is software as a service and help hospitals focus on meeting meaningful use provisions as set by CMS. One issue of re-admissions will also be added and this being evaluated throughout almost any healthcare hospital system today. BD
ROUND ROCK, Texas, and REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 21, 2011 — Dell and Microsoft Corp. will collaborate to deliver an analytics, informatics, business intelligence (BI) and performance improvement solution designed specifically to meet the needs of community hospitals through an affordable, subscription-based model. Delivered by Dell as a hosted online service, the solution combines Microsoft Amalga, an enterprise health intelligence platform, with Dell’s cloud infrastructure and expertise in informatics, analytics and consulting.
The new offering will be developed in collaboration with Stellaris Health Network, a community hospital system that consists of Lawrence Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and White Plains Hospital. Together these hospitals will serve as the first foundation members in the solution development process.
The initial application (The Quality Indicator System or QIS) will also play a key role in helping community hospitals manage quality indicator reporting requirements as mandated by CMS, The Joint Commission and the new meaningful use measures now mandated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This application is unique to the market in that it will go beyond the CMS-required metrics to deliver advanced quality indicator alerts and prevent metrics from being missed. The QIS will capture data as a patient enters the hospital, determine which quality measures may apply to the patient, and then enable the hospital to track and measure compliance throughout the patient’s stay.