Ascribe has won the 2012 Microsoft Public Sector Health Partner of the Year Award for its Connected Health Application Platform.

The award recognises a Microsoft partner that has displayed excellence in providing innovative and unique services to the healthcare sector.

Nearly 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries for this year’s award. The award finalists and winners were selected for their commitment to customers, their solution’s market impact, and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

Stephen Critchlow, chief executive of Ascribe, said it recognised the company “as leaders in delivering innovative and valuable software to the health and social care market.”

“We have developed an effective integrated Health Application Platform, which is surrounded by a range of consultancy solutions that add real benefits, such as business intelligence,” he added.

“Ascribe enables care organisations to transform their capabilities and improve patient safety.”

Microsoft’s award citation said Ascribe had demonstrated “industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service or solutions to health customers.”

The company was also deemed to have displayed business leadership through strong growth in new customer additions and revenue, while engaging with Microsoft effectively to develop and create demand for its services.

Paul Henderson, manager of Ascribe’s business intelligence division, said the platform provides customers with an electronic patient record or modules that can plug into another system’s applications; for example delivering electronic prescribing with a different company’s patient administration system.

“We believe we can surround EPR/EMR/PAS – whatever you want to call it – with a connected platform which only uses core Microsoft products and does not require software development to deliver features and functions,” he said.

Ascribe announced last week that it is set to install its latest patient administration system, CaMIS, within the company’s Health Application Platform, in June 2013.