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

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

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

Building a sustainable nursing workforce of the future 

Our Microsoft U.S. Health and Life Sciences organization has collaborated with frontline health organizations and professionals over the course of the pandemic to better support patient needs and address emerging issues and opportunities. That’s why we were once again proud to join Johnson & Johnson and SONSIEL (Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders)…Read more

Digital transformation can improve clinical and financial outcomes 

The healthcare industry is in critical need of digital transformation as providers struggle with administrative burdens, fragmented care delivery, siloed data, and burnout. To effectively tackle these challenges, providers in value-based contracts need to quickly adapt to the digital transformation so they can improve care delivery and increase financial stability in the changing healthcare landscape….Read more

GxP Compliance starts with proper vendor assessments – and here’s how you can do it effectively even remotely 

Welcome back. As we continue to build up your secure, resilient, and compliant environment, we now must cover another foundational and required step: the vendor assessments. It is a mandatory regulatory requirement to conduct these assessments, however, the physical audit is not mandatory. The need for analytics, high-capacity storage, and increased computing power has expanded…Read more

Microsoft and RSM: Holistic Disease Management Solutions 

Overview For more than 30 years, RSM has been providing Microsoft Dynamics implementations for customers across industries from the basic “out of the box” model to a complex architecture featuring automation, dashboards, system integration and custom development. I recently sat down with Phillip Haase, Principal overseeing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Public Sector Practice at…Read more

The golden age of health informatics 

While the field of healthcare informatics is certainly not new, the opportunity to derive novel breakthrough insights from digitized health data is. Informaticists have produced meaningful impact for decades, especially in the clinical decision support domain, where analytics have substantially shaped care pathways to deliver better patient outcomes. We’ve seen steady progress in accessing and…Read more

Improving access to care with NurseHack4Health solutions 

May was clearly the month to celebrate nursing, with May 6 designated as National Nurses Day, International Nurses Day following on May 12 and our third NurseHack4Health, May 14-16. It was a pleasure to join 30-plus Microsoft volunteers who supported this hackathon, empowering 645 participants from over 30 states and more than 20 countries who…Read more