The Johns Hopkins Health System has become the second commercial customer for Microsoft's Azyxxi unified health enterprise platform. According to a news release, JHHS, which includes the 893-bed Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, will use Azyxxi to aggregate performance data for the Joint Commission's National Hospital Quality Measures.
Last July, Microsoft Corp. purchased Azyxxi, which was developed by physicians at MedStar Health's 841-bed Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center in 1996. Last month, the 2,163-bed New York-Presbyterian Hospital became the first commercial customer for Azyxxi in a deal that was described as a "developmental partnership."
At three-hospital Johns Hopkins Health System, plans were also announced for informatics specialists, researchers and clinicians to collaborate on further developing Azyxxi's "features and functionality," and to document and share information on its design and use in clinical and research settings.