From Concept to Care
Oct. 14, 2010
Windows Embedded Server helps bring medical solutions to life.

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 14, 2010 — When it comes to well-being, there are few things that are more important than devices that can monitor for issues that we might not be able to see otherwise. For example, how would someone know if they had a life-threatening tumor if it wasn’t for the miracle known as magnetic resonance imaging — better known as an MRI?

As you may have read in the recent feature story So Many Health Clinics, So Little Time, the Windows Embedded Standard platform was used by Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center to easily consolidate electronic health records and back them up to a single database, enabling remote users to access data from any clinic for any patient. What you may not know is that Windows Embedded Server also plays a vital role in the medical business.

“When it comes to the medical industry, Windows Embedded Server supports a wide range of appliances,” said Venu Subramanyam, senior product manager for Windows Embedded Server. “Everything from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to MRI machines and CT scanners in medical facilities can utilize Windows Embedded Server.”

Windows Embedded Server helps ensure that hospitals and clinics are able to confidently look to OEMs to support the delivery of quality care and increased ease of use for their employees and patients. OEMs can then leverage the power of Windows Embedded Server to build their dedicated server appliances quickly and efficiently.

So what’s a key example of Windows Embedded Server? Let’s say a patient is admitted to the hospital for an ultrasound (which can leverage Windows Embedded Standard) — the results from these tests are stored on a PACS server, which leverages Windows Embedded Server, so doctors can easily and effectively monitor data results from multiple locations (the viewing stations leverage Windows Embedded Enterprise).

Windows Embedded Server helps bring medical solutions to life.
Windows Embedded Server helps bring medical solutions to life.
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Also, Windows Embedded Server is used in systems that integrate patient records and handle medical billing and in appliances that need to be connected to a central infrastructure. Windows Embedded platforms can ease integration, connecting the point of patient care with healthcare providers’ enterprise IT systems.

Want to learn more about how Windows Embedded offers a portfolio of platforms and technologies for building medical solutions? Read more about it here.

There are even more stories coming to the Windows Embedded News Center about how Windows Embedded Server incorporates into some major industries, so make sure you stay tuned. Also, check out the @msftweb Twitter handle for the latest updates from the Windows Embedded team.

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