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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

Enabling data sharing through Health Information Exchanges to improve patient outcomes 

In the US, Health information exchanges (HIEs) enable medical providers to securely share patient records and improve the cost, quality, safety, and speed of patient care. CRISP, the HIE for Maryland, and for West Virginia and DC via partnership, has been collaborating with Microsoft and Leap Orbit to create open-source solutions that other states’ HIEs...Read more

Microsoft welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew 

The healthcare industry is in the middle of an exciting transformation as the cloud, AI, and technology innovations unlock new efficiencies in healthcare delivery and discover new breakthroughs in scientific exploration. For Microsoft to enable our customers and partners during this transformation, it’s important that we continue to recruit experts in this field who truly...Read more

AI in health: Are we there yet? 

The upside artificial intelligence (AI) opportunity is undeniable for every health ecosystem stakeholder. You can feel the anticipation. By 2020, Gartner predicts that 70% of healthcare provider CIOs will cite advanced analytics as their top priority. By now, nearly every senior leader is evangelizing the value of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide AI strategy to accelerate their...Read more

Three ways to take your clinical collaboration to the next level 

The convergence of healthcare and technology has resulted in an explosion of data and solutions focused on supporting clinicians in making better informed decisions and improving patient outcomes. Even though many providers have migrated to electronic health records over the past 10 years, the digitization of health information in and of itself has not significantly...Read more