Yesterday I posted about Microsoft Amalga and the New Life Sciences software to be added. I mention this as the Life Sciences folks are the ones that operate fast and quickly to create custom solutions as needed and with Swine flu, I can imagine they are busy. Again, I hope to have my recent interview posted soon with Microsoft Life Sciences.
El Camino Hospital also just recently announced the opening of their Genomics Center which will help in creating and finding cures and treatment plans for patients, personalized medicine.
In addition to aggregating data, Amalga is also extremely helpful with needed analytical and reporting functions. BD
Within a matter of hours, clinicians at El Camino modified a few fields within Amalga to capture information specific to possible flu cases coming through the hospital’s busy emergency room. The result is a real-time dashboard that is keeping hospital officials appraised of possible swine flu cases at El Camino and will help them respond appropriately should one or more cases be confirmed. Clinicians are praising Amalga for the solution’s flexibility and the way it can be adapted to meet specific organizational needs as they arise.
Microsoft has announced plans to provide guidance to other Amalga customers so they too can immediately begin using the solution to monitor flu activity. This could prove especially valuable where Amalga has been deployed to gather community-wide clinical data. One example of that is the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange where more than a dozen emergency rooms in the state are now able to share real-time clinical data thanks to Microsoft Amalga.