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Connected Health Framework

By Microsoft in Health on June 1, 2015

Filed under Health

A collection of best practices and guidelines to help engage your patients

The Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint highlights a series of vendor-agnostic best practices for service-oriented health information and collaboration architecture. It also enables the development of an ecosystem of solutions based on the guidelines.

This framework is part of a large collection of technology offerings aligned with the Microsoft Connected Health Platform. These technologies help you give clinical teams more efficient access to patient data and provide patients with faster access to information they need to make decisions and follow through on their care regimen.

Architecture and Design Blueprint

The Connected Health Framework was originally conceived to consolidate guidance on designing and building a more efficient system for engaging your patients.

Since its inception, the Connected Health Framework has been widely used around the world. Modifications to the architecture and design blueprint have been made to address the needs of both health and social care systems with the understanding that patient care is not just about urgent health needs or the ability to pay. It’s also about giving patients faster access to information they need to be proactive about their own care.

Easily used with your existing technology platform

What makes this architecture and design blueprint unique is that it is presented in a platform-agnostic way based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA). We believe that this is an essential approach because most healthcare systems use hardware and software platforms acquired from multiple vendors over a long period of time. Because wholesale platform change is not an option for most healthcare providers, interoperability and integration of these systems are vital to the engagement of patients.

The Connected Health Platform Architecture and Design Blueprint was designed for architecting e-health solutions for health information networks ranging from within health organizations to across multiple government agencies.

The Microsoft Connected Health Framework solutions are:

  • Integrated
  • Security-enhanced
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Supportive of the full continuum of care to meet the needs of patients, health professionals, and organizations

Many organizations work with Microsoft to deploy the Microsoft Connected Health Platform. The platform is based on the extensible and agile principles of the Microsoft Connected Health Framework and provides offerings for optimizing health ICT infrastructures. Microsoft platforms can help you deliver patient-centric experiences that lead to higher satisfaction and better outcomes.



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