Through the new alliance, the group will combine industry-leading applications, information infrastructure and delivery expertise to accelerate the bridging of legacy program silos to better serve state and municipality constituencies across the country. The framework does this by detailing the core infrastructure requirements based on the Windows family of servers, tools and applications for integration, security, collaboration, reporting and analysis.
"While our Connected HHS Alliance partners are committed to the consumer-centered vision and supporting framework of delivering best-in-class shared services and commercial off-the-shelf-based solutions, they are also committed to working with each other as they produce new and consume existing key services required for integrated care," said Kevin Dolan , director of HHS for the U.S. Public Sector Alliance at Microsoft. "We welcome additional partners to join the Connected HHS Alliance to further accelerate this initiative."
The Connected HHS Framework is informed by existing enterprise architecture concepts and principles documented by the Enterprise Architecture Committee of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Federal Enterprise Architecture project sponsored by the federal Office of Management and Budget. Both initiatives define complementary business and technical dimensions. They also focus on comprehensive specifications of enterprise business processes and performance objectives, and on enterprise technical guidance that emphasizes standards, reuse of common components and an overall architecture that can be implemented in whole or in parts.
More information and access to Connected HHS Framework version 2.0 and the alliance is available at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/health/hhs.mspx.
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