Wolters Kluwer taps Azure


Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced it is partnering with Microsoft to enable healthcare organizations to unleash innovation through the combination of Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading solutions and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.


The first phase of the partnership focuses on Wolters Kluwer’s expert solutions for healthcare and ranges from the integration of current products to new solutions and applications built on Azure. One of those new solutions is Digital Health Architect™, which integrates Azure DevOps, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Azure Cosmos DB. The solutions are available today in the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace for virtual care companies and payer care management using the same evidence-based, technology-enabled content and tools that currently power UpToDate®, Lexicomp®, and Emmi®.


To accelerate the deployment of digital health technologies by virtual care vendors and payers, Wolters Kluwer, Health today launched Digital Health Architect™ Consumer Education Suite and EmmiGuide™. These solutions, which are debuting at the 2022 HLTH conference, combine digital tools with unprecedented access to expert-vetted content – the same content that powers widely used solutions such as UpToDate®, Lexicomp® and Emmi ®, to help virtual care vendors and payers provide consistent, evidence-based information to patients and members and improve care wherever and however it’s delivered.


Everyone is building platforms or marketplace

Many enterprise software vendors are coming out with platforms and marketplaces designed to help healthcare organizations speed up the process of integrating technology.


It'll be interesting to see how these partnerships shake out for the consulting firms involved. On the other hand, health systems need to get savvy in creating these deals by owning the IP in ventures together.

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