Eliminating data silos to support value-based care 

A top health system in the country was struggling with the challenges of a fragmented infrastructure. The pandemic was causing additional strain on their systems, and they realized their clinical infrastructure was not scaling to meet changing needs….Read more

AI-driven compassionate lending: Better for banks and customers 

Delinquency rates have been low during the pandemic. However, forbearance, social policies, and fiscal relief are phasing out. Institutions must be prepared for an oncoming bubble of non-performing loans (NPLs). As EY stated in a recent blog post, “With large swathes of retail customers and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expecting to need financial assistance to avoid…Read more

Embracing hybrid work in professional services 

I’ve seen many professional services companies that were early adopters of hybrid work due to the knowledge-based nature of their practices. However, as we all know, the pandemic dramatically accelerated the shift, proving that hybrid work could scale….Read more

Using digital technology to advance maternal health 

To help improve the health of mothers and babies, Microsoft US Health and Life Sciences (HLS) is taking action through PowerMom, a consortium of health and technology companies, advocacy groups, and community health centers led by the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. Together, these organizations work to advance research into maternal wellbeing….Read more

Inspire your frontline workers and elevate your employee experience 

The more you empower these workers with technology to help them stay engaged across your organization, while also enabling them to better serve your customers or complete specific jobs, the bigger the impact they are likely to have on your business and organizational goals. Our recent Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock…Read more

Increase Visibility and Mitigate Risk with Supply Chain Insights 

One word summarizes the state of today’s supply chains: disruption. Supply chain disruption, caused by everything from geopolitical events to trade tensions to environmental disasters, is causing major shocks to supply and demand across the globe. According to a Gartner Supply Chain Executive Report, nearly 70 percent of supply chain leaders have been constantly responding…Read more

Epic on Azure gaining rapid momentum 

For hospitals across the country, the pandemic reinforced the need to improve patient care by moving electronic health records (EHRs) from datacenters to the cloud for greater agility, security, and scalability. Modernization goals progressed during the past two years—driven by the impact of COVID-19, costs, and pressures—accelerating digital transformation. At Microsoft, we kept pace by…Read more

Partnering with resilient and dedicated CROs 

>If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught the world, it’s the importance of working together, particularly within the health and life sciences community. From the initial U.S. emergence of the coronavirus in early 2020, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with some of our industry’s top pioneering professionals at contract research organizations, or CROs….Read more