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How virtual health is transforming care delivery 

COVID-19 caused a massive acceleration in the use of virtual health services and has helped expand access to care at a time when the ongoing pandemic has severely restricted patients’ ability to see their doctors. Virtual health technology is enabling healthcare organizations to reimagine how care is delivered and managed for the long term. From...Read more

Helping communities accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations at the last mile 

A little more than a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Since then, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted every person’s life across the globe. We are now experiencing how fragile and vulnerable our public health infrastructure is and the importance of fortifying public health processes and...Read more

Building resilient models of care with new Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare features 

2020 was the year that challenged healthcare professionals to learn, adapt, and grow as they cared for patients through the COVID-19 pandemic. The concepts of quarantine and social distancing became commonplace, as virtual health and remote patient monitoring usage grew exponentially, operational limits stretched, and care collaboration became more important than ever. Fast forward to...Read more

Improving the pace of vaccine distribution through technology 

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our health, economy, and psychosocial well-being. Public health mitigation measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and washing hands have demonstrated benefit in curbing the spread of infection, but have been implemented inconsistently and unevenly throughout the world, which has limited their effectiveness. Unfortunately, as we...Read more

Medical imaging, AI, and the cloud: what’s next? 

Today marks the start of RSNA 2020, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. I participated in my first RSNA 35 years ago and I am super excited—as I am every year—to reconnect with my radiology colleagues and friends and learn about the latest medical and scientific advances in our field. Of course, RSNA will be...Read more

Partnering to reimagine better experiences and better care for patients 

Today, Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare provides trusted and integrated capabilities that deliver automation and efficiency on high-value workflows as well as deep data analysis functionality for both structured and unstructured data, that enable customers to turn insight into action. Our extensive partner ecosystem broadens...Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is transforming the healthcare journey 

COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of the healthcare industry and how healthcare is delivered for the foreseeable future. Healthcare leaders and frontline workers have been the catalyst to reveal areas that could improve the resilience of the system. Some of these opportunities include ways to improve care access, expand critical care, support the well-being of...Read more

Top takeaways from HLTH 2020 

It’s always exciting to attend an event like HLTH! A time to come together with other healthcare innovators as a community to connect with peers, share, and learn from each other. It’s an opportunity to get a pulse on what’s trending and how we shape the future of healthcare. It’s an opportunity to get a...Read more

Microsoft is partnering to reimagine tomorrow 

At Microsoft Ignite, we announced Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. will be generally available on October 30, 2020. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is how Microsoft and our partner ecosystem helps healthcare organizations reimagine tomorrow. You can read more about how Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare comes to life from our Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Health, Tom...Read more

Creating a resilient patient-centered healthcare system 

  Microsoft is helping organizations set a course for recovery and resiliency in an ever-changing healthcare environment. At Microsoft Ignite, we’re announcing the general availability date for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and revealing more enhanced capabilities that help organizations adapt to the disruption, and build scalable modalities of care while safeguarding patients, care teams, and...Read more

Health data in the cloud: three key questions for your organization 

Whether you’re developing new drug therapies, trying to learn new insights about your patients or your organization, or comparing treatment options, health data in the cloud is an exciting concept and something we’ve been looking for in healthcare for a long time. However, with technology rapidly changing and growing, adopting it is a daunting prospect...Read more

Reimagining healthcare across connected experiences, data, and insights 

The whole of the healthcare industry has been impacted by COVID-19 in an unprecedented way. It’s had a substantial impact, and in many ways, it has raised the bar on what we need to collectively deliver as an industry. Ecosystems create powerful forces that can reshape industries. In healthcare, we have the potential to deliver...Read more