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Innovation in health and life sciences with Microsoft for Startups 

According to a recent Frost & Sullivan report, “Digital Investments in Healthcare Through COVID-19 and Beyond,” most healthcare organizations are in some stage of digital transformation, either on their accord or spurred by the immense changes in healthcare delivery during the pandemic. Additionally, Rock Health notes that at the end of June 2021, funding for health tech startups surpassed all of 2020. Putting these...Read more

‘Be the change’ for HIMSS21 Digital and beyond 

With a theme of “be the change,” HIMSS21 had something for everyone, whether participants attended in person or online. We’re always happy to connect with the HIMSS community and merge our respective missions of “empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more” with “reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of...Read more

Explore the new wave of cloud innovation at HIMSS21 

It’s hard to believe another year of HIMSS is upon us and given the impact of COVID-19 on our society, we’ve all had to rethink how we approach connecting with community and engaging with audiences this past year. So, we are delighted that HIMSS21 will be offered both in-person and digitally—so everyone, everywhere can join together. As a sponsor of HIMSS Digital 2021,...Read more

Empowering better care, everywhere, for everyone with Retail+Health 

Over the past year, the pandemic fundamentally changed several industries and impacted the means of consumption and distribution for goods and services globally. With the introduction of social distancing, the decline of indoor interactions and transactions, and unparalleled strain on hospital capacity and care teams, both retailers and health providers had to transform traditional business...Read more

Explore the potential of AI and NLP to transform healthcare 

From the simple intimacy of a bedside conversation between a provider and a patient to the vast complexities of the global healthcare industry, data streams. A provider’s transcribed notes, statistics from clinical trials, genomics data sets, and imaging reports that shines light on the invisible, all of it, and more, flood the system with information....Read more

AI and machine learning can implement positive change for the broader health ecosystem 

When communities have access to better data, they can make better decisions. However, progress has not been equal across the globe, and there is a great need to focus on societal issues such as reducing health inequity and improving access to care for underserved populations. While researchers work to unlock lifesaving discoveries and develop new...Read more

How data transformation can support population health strategies 

While many organizations define population health slightly differently, its core aim is to provide an opportunity for leaders in healthcare, agencies, education, and business to work together in order to improve the health outcomes in the communities they serve, all while making an impact to reduce the total cost of care. Technology and data can...Read more

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