Part 1: The role of data in helping communities to level up 

What does levelling up actually mean? In the health and care context, the term means better services and better care for all. It ensures all communities can access the very best services. Also, it makes sure no individuals, or individual segments of the population are left behind. The challenges The last couple of years has Read more

Virtual wards, real world benefits 

Sometimes it takes a crisis to fully grasp an opportunity. Virtual wards were invented in the early 2000’s by Dr Geraint Lewis, now Director of Population Health at Microsoft. Despite that, it’s only in the last few years that they have taken the NHS by storm. Virtual wards help reduce hospital admissions, keep patients safer, Read more

Using technology to manage the healthcare backlog 

Former NHS chief executive Simon Stevens once said that the only renewable source of energy in healthcare is patients. I think this is true. There are always going to be more patients. But as recent times have shown, there’s hardly ever going to be enough of everything else. The last two years has certainly exacerbated Read more

How to keep frontline healthcare workers connected with digital technology 

Previously in our healthcare series, we discussed how Microsoft Teams and Viva can boost team morale and improve frontline employee wellbeing. In this blog, we’re continuing the discussion, this time focussing on how connections are essential for building multi-disciplinary healthcare teams. Frontline workers have suffered ongoing disruption throughout the pandemic which has led to considerable exhaustion Read more

How the healthcare sector is innovating 

Whenever we set up at a large conference – as we did at Giant Health in London last month – we’re almost always buoyed by the reaction we receive. When it comes to mixed reality seeing is certainly believing. So, it’s heartening to hear a steady chorus of “wows” and “blimeys” as we place HoloLens Read more

How to improve frontline employee wellbeing in healthcare 

Healthcare worker productivity and wellbeing management is one of the biggest challenges the healthcare industry faces. Read on and follow our healthcare blogging series to learn how Microsoft Teams and Viva can boost team morale, improve connections within multi-disciplinary teams and attract and retain highly skilled healthcare workers. Over the last year, the average duration of mental Read more