MS Amalga ist offenbar als Azyxxi 1996 im Washington Hospital Center von Ärzten entwickelt worden und 2006 von Microsoft Health Solution Group gekauft worden, eine entsprechende Pressemeldung von Microsoft ergänze ich hiermit. Dem Kommentar dazu in einem englischen Blog möchte ich nichts hinzufügen:
Microsoft, like some other big companies that come to mind, sometimes innovates and creates its own product, but often will simply buy the expertise and the software lock, stock and barrel. Such is the case here. Amalga started life as Azyxxi, which according to the Wikipedia, was „is a unified health enterprise platform designed to retrieve and display patient information from many sources, including scanned documents, electrocardiograms, X-rays, MRI scans and other medical imaging procedures, lab results, dictated reports of surgery, as well as patient demographics and contact information. It was developed by doctors and researchers at the Washington Hospital Center emergency department in 1996, and in 2006 it was acquired by the Microsoft Health Solutions Group, as part of a plan to enter the fast-growing market for health care information technology.“ Washington Hospital is part of the MedStar Health system.
Es ist offenbar keine Eigenentwicklung, man hat sich in den Markt eingekauft.