Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare launches Oct. 30

Development will continue, as Microsoft plans to support and grow the health care ecosystem

microsoft healthcare cloud diagram in blue

In May, Microsoft announced its new Cloud for Heathcare service, but it was only available in preview. The full details and launch date were unclear. At Ignite 2020, Microsoft fully unveiled its health-care-focused cloud and its Oct. 30 launch date. 

When it debuts on Oct. 30, one of the Microsoft Cloud for Heathcare’s focal points will be to enhance patient engagement. The new cloud service will pull this off in part by allowing patients to self-schedule appointments, search for physicians, perform wellness outreaches, set care reminders and interact with care agents, patient portals and virtual health bots online.

There are also many features that’ll help streamline the process for health care providers, including: 

  • Patient 360 based on HL7 FHIR, which gives health care providers full context into patient history, encounters, conditions, procedures and appointments. This is built in a heath care common data model, based on HL7 FHIR and integrates with Azure FHIR service. 
  • Providing health care providers real-time data to build personalized patient outreach programs that create proactive care experiences.
  • Helping teams create actionable insights across care plans and interactions with individual patients. This ensures patient needs and preferences are known and addressed.
  • Optimizing resource management, planning and health team efficiency to assign the right health care worker to fit the patient’s needs. 
Related Resource

The Hospital of the Future starts today

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we practice patient care

Download now

Microsoft also announced specific Microsoft Teams templates for health care workers and Microsoft Teams EHR, whch is in preview phase. The latter will allow clinicians and patients to launch Teams virtual visits right from Epic’s patient and provider portals. A set of APIs will also enable Teams integration into existing health care systems. 

Other features include the soon-to-arrive appointment-confirmation texts to patients, a smart-tracking system called Lists for Teams, and more. 

Microsoft plans to continue expanding and supporting its health care partner ecosystem, which is critical amid the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll continue monitoring the growth of the Microsoft Cloud for Heathcare service and bring updates as they come. 

Featured Resources

Unleashing the power of AI initiatives with the right infrastructure

What key infrastructure requirements are needed to implement AI effectively?

Download now

Achieve today. Plan tomorrow. Making the hybrid multi-cloud journey

A Veritas webinar on implementing a hybrid multi-cloud strategy

Download now

A buyer’s guide for cloud-based phone solutions

Finding the right phone system for your modern business

Download now

The workers' experience report

How technology can spark motivation, enhance productivity and strengthen security

Download now

Recommended

Microsoft’s new vision-language model outranks humans at image captioning
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s new vision-language model outranks humans at image captioning

25 Jan 2021
Gmail vs Outlook.com: Which one is better?
email providers

Gmail vs Outlook.com: Which one is better?

22 Jan 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo review: Progress is a double-edged sword
Mobile Phones

Microsoft Surface Duo review: Progress is a double-edged sword

20 Jan 2021
Microsoft unveils its new retail-focused cloud service
Cloud

Microsoft unveils its new retail-focused cloud service

14 Jan 2021

Most Popular

WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine

25 Jan 2021
How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD
operating systems

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

21 Jan 2021
What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?
web hosting

What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?

12 Jan 2021