Microsoft has provided its government cloud platform andÂ database technology to the Department of Veterans AffairsÂ in an effort to help VA launch a web-based tool for military veterans and family members to access their healthcare data electronically.
Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft’s federal business, saidÂ Thursday VA’s Access to Care platformÂ is built and hosted in Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud and powered by the company’sÂ SQL Server technology.
Access to Care features multiple public-facing websites that offer informationÂ onÂ patient wait times, satisfaction scores for care access and timeliness of appointments, Adams noted.
She added theÂ online toolÂ works to help users compareÂ VA and private sector medical facilities as well as uses Microsoft’s Bing Maps to identify and plot VA facility locations.
Version 2.0 of Access to Care went live on May 1 and Adams said teams from VA and Microsoft willÂ further updateÂ the web toolÂ over the next few months usingÂ an agile development methodology.