Connected Health Platform

These tools, solution accelerators, and prescriptive architecture, design, and deployment guidance are designed to help you optimize your e-Health solutions using the principles of our Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint.

The Connected Health Platform is the Microsoft technology offering of tools, solution accelerators, and prescriptive architecture, design, and deployment guidance for e-Health solutions built on the open extensible and agile principles of the Microsoft Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint.

The aim of the Microsoft Connected Health Platform is to provide healthcare-specific guidance and tools to help healthcare organizations configure a standard desktop and server infrastructure that is easy to manage, and to provide solution accelerators to aid the end user in their day-to-day tasks.

The content you are downloading is part of a large collection of technology offerings aligned with the Microsoft Connected Health Platform to help you optimize information and communication technology infrastructures for health organizations.

Connected Health Platform Guidance Overview

Connected Healthcare Platform technology offers tools, solution accelerators, prescriptive architecture, design and deployment guidance to help configure a standard desktop and server infrastructure for e-health solutions.

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Business Benefits

Guide supports IT Managers developing a value driven business case for deployment of Connected Health Platform-based infrastructure, includes details on cost reduction and productivity benefits.

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Infrastructure Guidance Overview

Connected Health Platform Infrastructure guidance and tools used to maximize the benefits from an investment in Microsoft technology. Targeted at Senior Executives, IT Managers, IT Architects, and IT Professionals in Healthcare.

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Planning Timeline Comparisons

Information on the time required for key planning, design and deployment tasks for the technologies covered by the Microsoft Healthcare Platform Optimization guidance.

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Automated Build Healthcare Desktop

The guidance covers customizations that can be made in Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, and processes for deployment and scripting, or silently installing, application packages as part of the deployment.

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Group Policy for Healthcare Desktop Management

This guidance covers Active Directory Group Policy for desktop management and Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Patch management, security fixes and service packs are also discussed.

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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Understanding where MED-V will provide the greatest benefits for virtualizing users applications which may have compatibility issues with other applications such as Windows 7 or the desktop operating environment.

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Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization Deployment Guide

Helps healthcare organizations to quickly realize the benefits of a reduction in time and expenses when deploying SoftGrid Infrastructure for application testing in a virtualized environment.

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SharePoint for Worldwide Health and Beyond

This 40 minute video showcases SharePoint 2007 Solution Accelerators and guidance aimed at helping healthcare organanizations address common business challenges.

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Collaboration Fundamentals Solution Accelerator

This solution accelerator provides on-demand collaborative workspaces, discussion forums and a people directory. It includes guidance explaining how to customize the solution to a healthcare organization’s needs.

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Collaboration Strategy Guidance

This guidance helps healthcare organizations select the right collaboration technology from Microsoft Office Groove 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Communications Server 2007. It describes the features and relative strengths of each of the products.

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Managing Meetings Solution Accelerator

This solution accelerator aims to reduce efforts by providing shared workspaces where meeting attendees or committee members can share agendas, papers, presentations and actions, and a Meeting Center providing an overview of scheduled meetings.

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Information Architecture

This guidance helps healthcare organizations apply a chosen information architecture within a 2007 Office system environment. It describes how to plan and design an information architecture and instructions showing how to configure SharePoint Server 2007

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Scorecards Solution Accelerator

This solution accelerator acts as a template for configuring a dashboard to track organizational metrics and needs. It includes guidance on how to customize a dashboard and contains four dashboard examples.

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Enterprise Search

This guidance helps healthcare organizations to configure SharePoint Server Enterprise Search and provides guides that describe how to plan and design an Enterprise Search solution, and step-by-step instructions showing how to configure SharePoint Server.

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Policies and Procedures Solution Accelerator

This guidance provides information on the Solution Accelerator for Policies and Procedures and how it assists healthcare organizations who find it difficult to create, maintain, and publish and easily access policy guideline information.

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Offline Working Strategy

This provides a comparison of the technologies that enable SharePoint Server 2007 collaboration workspaces to be taken offline, and assist organizations to progress to the next level of the Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) Model.

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Electronic Forms Resource Kit

This kit assists healthcare organizations who use multiple paper forms which are difficult to find, prone to getting lost and are expensive to store and retain, by providing a User Information Web Service, template parts, sample forms and supporting tools

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Template Gallery Solution Accelerator

This guide assists in creating a Template Gallery site as part of an intranet portal, or as a stand-alone Web site. Users can publish, discover, rate and request electronic assets such as Office Groove templates, electronic forms and spreadsheets.

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Groove Quick Start Guide

This guide provides details in selecting the correct mix of server software applications and deployment options to configure a service that meets the requirements of the organization, in terms of security, supportability, manageability and scalability.

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Microsoft Office 2003 Migration

This guide is for the most common tasks involved with upgrading to Microsoft Office 2003. It provides information on hardware requirements, installation and migration approaches, and covers the planning, development, stabilization and deployment phases.

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Microsoft Office 2007 Migration

This guide is for upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007. It provides information on hardware requirements, installation and migration approaches, and covers the planning, development, stabilization, deployment phases and comparisons with previous versions.

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Active Directory Design and Migration

This guidance is suitable for healthcare organizations that wish to implement Active Directory for authentication and management of resources and services, or migrate to Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory from an existing identity management solution

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Forefront Client Security Deployment and Operations

This guidance is for healthcare organizations requiring anti-malware protection. It provides information on Microsoft Forefront Client Security in a easy-to-follow implementation guide and includes, processes required to install, configure and operate.

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Healthcare EFS Tool

This guidance is for healthcare organizations that wish to protect themselves against the loss of data. It provides information on how to keep files protected and in a cost effective manner by using the Encrypting File System (EFS).

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Deployment

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 implementation guide details installation, configuration and core operational requirements.

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Test Lab Infrastructure Virtualization

This guidance provides information on the planning, deployment and configuration of a virtual environment for testing server and client infrastructure deployments.

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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Deployment

This guidance is for healthcare organizations considering the deployment of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 for document management and collaboration. It brings together a wealth of information and condenses it into an easy-to-follow implementation guide.

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Automated Build Healthcare Desktop and Server

This guidance makes specific recommendations for the design, build and maintenance of a common Healthcare Desktop and Server environment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).

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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2

This guidance is for organizations who wish to implement a Unified Communications Service to provide instant messaging and presence, conferencing, telephony, chat rooms, and compliance. It provides information on building and deploying such a solution.

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This guidance introduces the concept of Configuration Manager sites used to manage software updates, software distribution and operating system deployments, and describes the process for planning and implementing.

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System Center Operations Manager 2007

This guidance is for organizations who want to use Operations Manager 2007 as a monitoring solution for their Windows servers. It provides information necessary to create an Operations Manager design and procedures for installing and configuring.

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Windows Server Update Services Design and Operations

This guidance describes the design, installation and management of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to provide a solution for software update management. The scalability, high availability features are also discussed.

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