Innovations from Ignite 2020 – Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
16th October 2020
The list of pioneering updates and announcements that took place last month, was extensive. To see the full list, you can visit the Microsoft Ignite Book of News, or you can even watch all content on demand from Microsoft’s content collection here (a bonus of the event taking place virtually this year!).
Whilst major advances were announced for Microsoft 365, Azure, Security and Business Applications, this year our Microsoft Experts were particularly interested in the feature announcements for the first-ever industry-specific Cloud solution – Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Their focus was likely not only because of the drastic advancements, now available within the healthcare sector, but also because it is inherently relevant to current global events.
Lynne Dunbrack, Group VP for IDC Public Sector shared her thoughts on why now is the perfect time to introduce healthcare specific cloud technologies – “At this time in history, it’s so important to have a cloud environment that endeavours to improve patient care, improve experiences for patients and the healthcare providers, and better engage patients all the way around.”
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is Microsoft’s first industry-specific cloud to be made generally available, now rolling out across the globe. The cloud computing platform demonstrates the software giant’s commitment to bringing innovative technology to help industries adapt to the current challenges of today’s modern world.
The ultimate goal is to utilise Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to create an integrated solution that is tailored to the specific requirements of the healthcare industry, in order to result in an enhanced, better-connected experience for both the care teams and their patients.
Now more than ever, the demand for virtual healthcare solutions has increased significantly. As many individuals are fast becoming reluctant to leave the home, the healthcare industry has been required to drastically advance their technologies in order to keep up with the demands of an increasingly digital environment. That’s where Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare comes in – a solution that not only enables digital health care solutions through self-service portals and applications, but also prioritises the patient experience from beginning to end. The capabilities introduced that allow this streamlined experience are –
It’s no secret that Microsoft Teams is the ultimate productivity tool, designed to enable all-inclusive collaboration between every team member. Teams is continuing to expand it’s capabilities to meet the unique requirements of healthcare and to provide coordinated team collaboration. These new capabilities include –
The ability to connect data from existing sources to generate insights, not only results in a comprehensive patient view, but additionally a more efficient, and protected way to access healthcare information data. Clinical insights are therefore improved through –
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare connects patient and physician experiences across the cloud. By having an industry-specific cloud platform, workflow efficiency is improved, collaboration is streamlined, and data is connected and protected across various sources.
This digital advancement for the healthcare industry is particularly critical at present time as the current global crisis has placed immense pressure onto the sector. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare has been specifically designed to address the sudden need for digital healthcare – providing organisations with the tools needed to easily adapt to today’s challenges.