Microsoft, GE forming healthcare joint venture

Microsoft will contribute some of its intellectual property to the joint venture

Microsoft and General Electric's healthcare IT business are setting up a 50:50 joint venture to develop and market an open, interoperable technology platform and clinical applications for enabling better population health management, the companies said Thursday.

The new company, to be headquartered near Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, will develop an open platform that will give healthcare providers and independent software vendors the ability to develop a new generation of clinical applications. It will also develop healthcare applications on the platform using in-house developers, that will connect to a wide range of healthcare IT products from various vendors, the companies said.

The joint venture, which will operate globally, is expected to launch in the first half of next year after meeting customary conditions, including regulatory approvals, the companies said.

The companies did not however disclose the investment by GE Healthcare and Microsoft in the joint venture which is yet to be named. It will have a presence in Salt Lake City, Utah and additional cities around the world.

Microsoft will contribute intellectual property including Amalga, an enterprise health intelligence platform; expreSSO, an enterprise single sign-on technology, and Vergence, a single sign-on and context management product.

GE Healthcare will contribute its eHealth health information exchange and Qualibria, described as a clinical knowledge application environment, that is being developed in cooperation with Intermountain Healthcare and Mayo Clinic.

The joint venture aims in the long term to offer a healthcare performance management suite that includes many of these products.

After the venture is set up, both Microsoft and GE will continue to sell other products and services to healthcare organizations around the globe.

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