The Queensland branch of systems integrator Praxa wowed the judges recently to win Microsoft's digital dashboard competition with its Corporate ECG, a Web-based application prototype for the medical industry.
The competition, which ran for two months, required competitors to develop an application using Web-based technology for executive knowledge management.
The medical industry features prominently in Praxa's customer lists and has proven to be lucrative.
As IT incrementally increases its proportion of medical budgets - $3 billion dollars in Queensland alone, accord- ing to Praxa - this development is being fast-tracked as a winner.
Praxa identified that hospitals use dozens of disparate applications across different departments and platforms.
As in all enterprise environments, gathering and collating that information is difficult and time consuming for medical executives and effective solutions bring business.
The award-winning Corporate ECG sits behind those varied applications and links information from systems for human resources, finance, admissions and from clinical departments, among others.
Queensland Health's Logan district manager, Richard Olley, sponsored the Praxa submission and is "very interested in developing the product", said Mathew Dunstan, Praxa's business development manager.
A videoconference will accompany the launch of the Corporate ECG later this month.