The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition begins Monday in Orlando, Fla., and shows off the innovative ways Microsoft’s partners and customers are using technology to transform the healthcare industry.

As Dr. Dennis Schmuland, chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft, explains on The Official Microsoft Blog, healthcare providers can give patients better care and lower costs by using mobile devices, social apps, cloud services and big data and analytics.

At this conference, Microsoft and its partners unveil new electronic medical record (EMR) apps and solutions on Windows 8.1, Surface and Windows Embedded technology that streamline better patient care. Schmuland says the event will also show the advances in remote consultations, including demonstrating revolutionary point-of-care solutions like the AirStrip ONE Cardiology app, which gives clinicians the ability to read EKG data from an FDA-cleared app for Windows 8.1 tablets, workstations and Windows Phone 8 devices.

“It’s clear that technology and policy are rapidly aligning to transform both the practice of medicine and the patient experience,” Schmuland says.

Read the rest of Schmuland’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog to read more about HIMSS.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff