Orion Health has reached two healthcare information technology deals with Microsoft Corp. Orion said the company agreed to acquire Microsoft's hospital information system software assets, according to a news release. Microsoft discontinued development of its hospital information system software, sold in Southeast Asia under the name Amalga, last July, according to the release.
Microsoft offers a collection of products under the Amalga brand, including a medical imaging module for sharing images across multiple care sites and systems as well as products for data analytics, research, health information exchanges and, more recently accountable care organizations.
Dr. Mark Smith and Dr. Craig Feied of Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center, part of the MedStar Health system, developed a cross-application electronic healthcare information access platform they called Azyxxi, which Microsoft purchased in 2006 and renamed Amalga.
Microsoft will continue to develop and market world wide its Amalga UIS (for unified intelligence system) data aggregation and analysis platform, according to the Orion announcement.
Separately, the two companies reached a marketing memorandum of understanding for health information exchange, data aggregation and analysis products, the release said. The companies will jointly market such products to public and private health information exchanges and integrated delivery networks.