"Microsoft and GE Healthcare are proud of the progress that Caradigm has made since its inception in 2012," the Microsoft spokesperson said. "This decision is consistent with both parties' business strategies and their continued commitment to the healthcare industry. Microsoft continues to deliver new technologies and work with partners across the industry to empower health organizations, communities and people to improve care. Microsoft will continue to work with Caradigm as a partner."
Caradigm is where Microsoft moved almost all of the hundreds people and handful of products that formerly were part of its Health Services Group. (The exception was the HealthVault service and team, which remained part of Microsoft.)
Among the Microsoft technologies Microsoft had moved over to Caradigm were the Amalga data aggregation system for hospitals, and the Sentillion healthcare identity-management products. GE is contributing a couple of its healthcare software products to the new venture, as well.