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Supporting your healthcare organization and community during crises 

Before working for Microsoft I worked for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for nine years, and we had to deal with complex and significant situations regularly, but nothing with the scale and impact of the current pandemic crisis. At Microsoft, we know we’re several steps away from our healthcare customers on the front lines, but we feel the need to help those customers and partners in whatever way...Read more

Embrace your digital transformation today to improve patient outcomes for tomorrow 

The healthcare industry is undergoing an enormous transformation. This transformation is being driven by one core idea; expectations of patient care and wellness are changing. Technology is enabling healthcare organizations to reimagine how care is delivered and managed for the long term. From delivering highly personalized patient experiences and empowering care teams to coordinate care...Read more

Today’s technology is transforming home health care 

Public health organizations are chartered with ensuring the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Their scope of responsibility is wide-ranging and varies from country to country, and they are required to provide direct healthcare services to their citizens, including epidemiology and disease prevention. In the area of providing care, public health organizations, along...Read more

Microsoft for Healthcare: Driving healthcare change by empowering tech intensity 

Our Microsoft for Healthcare team and partners are excited to join health organizations, leaders, and experts to build a brighter future for the global health ecosystem so that everyone, everywhere has access to care that works. The rate of disruption for health continues to accelerate. Healthcare organizations worldwide have implemented a breadth of technology solutions...Read more

Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2020 are now open for submission 

Accelerating innovation for better experiences, better insights, and better care There’s never been a more demanding time in healthcare, with many factors driving the need for innovation to solve the industry’s most prevalent and persistent challenges. There has been considerable progress made in this space as we all strive to achieve healthier lives. With that,...Read more

Best practices for personalizing healthcare in the digital age 

One of the most pervasive challenges facing the healthcare industry today is siloed information. This disconnect limits information accessibility, data uniformity, and interoperability among systems. Thus, there is a constraint on how personal you can get with the information in its current form. This can mean the difference between clinicians having access to genetic information...Read more

Reimagining healthcare: Partnering for a better future 

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in healthcare and life sciences at Microsoft. Our investments across our organization in research and development, world-class talent, and strategic partnerships reflect our CEO Satya Nadella’s vision that many of the next health breakthroughs will come from healthcare and life sciences organizations working in...Read more

Getting personal: The next frontier in patient care 

“The nature of healthcare delivery is changing,” says Dr. Clifford Goldsmith, a physician and Microsoft’s national director for the provider industry in the U.S. “Most of healthcare was designed to work with communicable diseases, infective diseases.” I’m excited to feature Dr. Goldsmith as a guest in an episode of NextGen Health, the podcast series from...Read more

Microsoft for Healthcare: new people, products, and partnerships 

  In healthcare and life sciences, advances in research and technology development are providing a deeper understanding of human health and leading to more effective ways to prevent and treat disease. At the same time, the shifting landscape of the business of healthcare, including changes in policy and new business models, has created disruption and...Read more

Let’s help clinicians turn their focus back to patients 

Working in healthcare is not for the faint of heart. It can be a chaotic place, and too often the systems are years behind. Healthcare organizations are carefully balancing how to enable a more personalized patient experience, improve outcomes across the care continuum, and reduce costs. Improving the work-life health of providers is also increasingly...Read more

Powering genomics tools and analysis with cloud computing 

Microsoft continues to work alongside researchers and industry partners to bring cloud-based genomics analytics tools and solutions to the market. These solutions are critical in deciphering the code embedded in our individual and collective genetic blueprint. A better understanding of the genetic code will be important for improving diagnosis, developing new precision therapeutics, tailoring treatments,...Read more

Upscale your patient marketing to create personalized experiences 

Patients are doing their best daily to make informed decisions about their healthcare as access to information becomes more readily available. Health organizations have an opportunity to capitalize on this engagement by focusing holistically on the patient journey, looking end-to-end from their care interactions to their experience as a health consumer. As the industry shifts...Read more