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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

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