The Connected Health Framework was originally conceived in response to a need to consolidate guidance on how to design and build patient-centric health and social care systems.
Since its inception, the Connected Health Framework has been widely used around the world. Modifications to the architecture and design blueprint have been made to address the needs of both health and social care systems in the understanding that caring for people involves numerous interactions, organizations, and communities and that healthcare organizations must connect to a variety of sources including care providers, care professionals, funders of care services, and patients and families.
Easily used with your existing technology platform
What makes this architecture and design blueprint unique is that it is presented in a platform-agnostic way based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA). We believe that this is an essential approach because most healthcare systems use hardware and software platforms acquired from multiple vendors over a long period of time. Since wholesale platform change is not an option for most healthcare providers, interoperability and integration of these systems is vital to the improvement of patient care.
The Connected Health Framework Architecture and Design Blueprint was designed for architecting e-Health solutions for health information networks ranging from within health organizations to across multiple government agencies.
The Microsoft Connected Health Framework solutions are:
Many organizations work with Microsoft to deploy the Microsoft Connected Health Platform, which is based on the extensible and agile principles of the Microsoft Connected Health Framework and provides offerings for optimizing health ICT infrastructures.