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Compelling new “realities” impacting healthcare 

The year 2020 and the global COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated technology solutions that make “virtual” the new reality. Most scenarios include using platforms like Teams or Zoom for: “Virtual work” to connect remote workers and customers in collaborative online sessions for business. “Virtual education” to connect students and teachers for distant learning and study groups....Read more

Resilience to thrive in the face of change 

Register for the Microsoft Resilience at Work US Summit, February 4   If characteristics define a person, then three that are critical to me are resilience, agility, and a passion for leveraging technology to solve human challenges. Before joining Microsoft, I founded and led a strategic advisory and information management services firm called Resigility, a...Read more

Rising to each new health and life sciences challenge 

Who would have thought when I made my 2020 health trends and predictions in January that our world would be upended by COVID-19? In a year marked by the health and economic crisis posed by a global pandemic, we’ve seen countless examples of the U.S. health and life sciences community rising to each new challenge...Read more

Inspiring nursing innovation for COVID-19 and beyond 

To harness the innovative power of nurses and improve the global response to COVID-19, Microsoft was pleased to partner with Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL (Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders) and dev up to host the free, virtual NurseHack4Health hackathon, Nov. 13-15. Even more rewarding was having over 400 worldwide participants working in...Read more

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Microsoft for “pioneering AI healthcare”   

Microsoft is honored to be acknowledged by leading research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its latest white paper, “Empowering Healthcare via Artificial Intelligence.” Based on Frost & Sullivan research, this new authoritative report states: “Microsoft is pioneering a robust and comprehensive approach to the application of AI in healthcare, with a diversified and forward–thinking approach … to meet both the goals of today...Read more

Microsoft and American Hospital Association launch new AI in healthcare training 

Much like Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, the mission of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is succinct and straightforward: to advance the health of individuals and communities. Microsoft’s new partnership with AHA builds off our respective missions to launch an educational course on the future...Read more

COVID-19 and the new patient experience 

Today, everyone is digging out from the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we’re collectively defining a new order for how health and medical services will look and operate going forward.  This effort is not without its challenges. In the United States, hospital operating margins are down 96 percent since the start of the year. Most hospitals run on razor-thin...Read more

Consolidate and Automate: How health payors can create a more efficient future in the cloud 

The Microsoft team is increasingly focused on tailoring solutions for the healthcare industry, as evidenced by our recent announcement of the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. This dedication includes creating solutions that make it easier for healthcare payors to run their business efficiently and deliver high-quality experiences to members.  The migration of software solutions to the cloud represents more than just a...Read more

Get digital identity right with the Imprivata Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare 

As healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) evolve into highly complex environments including many roles, locations, devices, and applications, we’re challenged to manage these complexities while maintaining security and efficiency, all without adding a lot of disparate tools. We can all agree that in uncertain times, it’s important to have robust strategies in place to meet increasingly...Read more

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