Microsoft has expanded its healthcare software offering with the purchase of the Azyxxi database system for patient records.
Microsoft has bought the software from the MedStar Health hospital group in the US.
Microsoft said it will create a new division in its health solutions group to further develop the Azyxxi system.
Azyxxi aggregates all of an individual patient's data from different sources into a single record, which is quickly accessible by doctors and nurses.
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Craig Feied and Mark Smith, original developers of the software, along with 40 other MedStar staff, will join the new Microsoft division.
The software was originally developed at MedStar's Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
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