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How the Washington Department of Health used a self-service, interactive chatbot built on AI to keep the public educated 

The State of Washington had the unique distinction of reporting the first active COVID-19 infection in the United States. Accordingly, it was up to officials in the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to respond quickly and decisively with containment efforts. That meant ramping up support for the state’s medical infrastructure and providing accurate data...Read more

Microsoft celebrates nurses and midwives around the world 

Microsoft is proud to support and celebrate nurses around the globe this Nurses’ Week May 6th – 12th as part of International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This year is significant and exemplifies the importance of nurses’ work throughout the world for many reasons. The World Health Organization declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to commemorate the 200th...Read more

Getting to Zero: Cloud-Based Customer Care Solutions 

Large-scale healthcare issues require solutions that connect patients to doctors and healthcare workers while providing insights that can save lives. Healthcare officials use data to treat patients and mitigate pervasive diseases while serving the widest range of patients possible. I recently spoke with Tyler Fisher of the Utah Ryan White Part B Program regarding their...Read more

Simplifying Data and Machine Learning Pipeline with FHIR 

Heather Jordan Cartwright | GM, Microsoft Health Samir Manjure | Co-founder and CEO, KenSci Introducing the SMART on FHIR based Data and AI Accelerator  Today, via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, we’re excited to introduce the SMART on FHIR Data and AI Accelerator – an exciting new managed service offering from KenSci targeted to healthcare organizations. Through collaboration with Microsoft and cutting–edge FHIR capabilities in the cloud, the KenSci AI Accelerator simplifies the...Read more

2020 health trends and predictions 

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than to look at health trends and predictions. Our entire Microsoft Health team is focused on driving digital transformation that empowers our customers to provide quality care. We see tremendous potential to deliver better care more securely and at lower cost, so let’s...Read more

Five key takeaways from Envision Forum: Health 

Patty Obermaier | VP US Health The healthcare landscape is being impacted at a faster rate than ever before, and Microsoft is committed to reimagining what health is in this new world. Dr. James Weinstein, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Health, calls this “a new day for innovation,” where we can address the current state of health...Read more

How Zelis Healthcare is using Azure to control the rising cost of healthcare 

Today, Americans spend more than $3 trillion on healthcare annually. This cost continues to increase and shows no signs of stopping. Zelis Healthcare, a healthcare technology company and market-leading provider of integrated healthcare cost management and payments solutions, is helping to reduce overall healthcare spending by $1 trillion. The majority of healthcare costs stem from...Read more