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The Future of Microsoft Azure & Healthcare 

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the healthcare industry’s digital transformation process and changed how healthcare will be delivered in the future. In light of this, Microsoft has launched Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft Azure for Healthcare to increase patient participation, enhance clinical and organizational insights, and improve health team coordination and collaboration. The new product will help healthcare teams organize and deliver seamless care management through capabilities that integrate with Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform.

Necessitated Transformation in the Healthcare Sector 

In recent years, the healthcare sector has experienced a much-needed technological transformation toward an information-centric and consumer-driven care delivery paradigm. Previously confined technologies aimed at fostering cooperation and teamwork in this sphere are now experiencing a welcome boom. 

As a result, cloud computing has developed as the go-to solution. It offers the technology necessary for healthcare systems to access more sophisticated technical capabilities and enhanced collaboration opportunities for such data. 

Advantages of Microsoft Cloud Solutions for Healthcare: 

Cloud solutions diminish limitations traditionally experienced due to geographical or technological restrictions, such as real-time data sharing, which can tremendously add to optimized patient care delivery, resulting in better patient outcomes.  There’s also the flexibility to scale up or down according to organizational needs and streamline workflows and operational aspects. Lastly, but certainly not least, there are cost-saving advantages. 

Advantages of Microsoft Azure for Healthcare: 

Azure for Healthcare empowers you to deliver better health insights and outcomes as you enhance patient engagement, empower health team collaboration, and improve clinical informatics—with trusted cloud capabilities. 

With Azure AI & Machine Learning, you can deliver improved health results with customized, preventative treatment and intelligent systems driven by validated, safe, and responsible AI. To pave the way to smart healthcare, you can collect, store, process, evaluate, and envision clinical and operational data of any variety using Azure Analytics.  

To complement Azure Machine Learning, Azure API for FHIR accelerates machine learning, secures safe health data storage, and enables the stable sharing of health data within a global ecosystem. Within that global infrastructure, utilizing Azure IoT allows the connection of health devices and tools to the cloud using healthcare solutions to gain real-time insights and enable system interoperability. Finally, gain peace of mind with Azure Security from the edge to the cloud, and retain advantage above threats with intelligent surveillance tools driven by powerful AI. 

Healthcare Providers Working with Cloud Providers 

With these advantages in mind, it’s no surprise that a new Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics study of cloud computing usage in healthcare provider organizations discovered that 83% of IT executives already use cloud providers. Contact us to discover the best place to start making cloud technology a business advantage for your organization. 

Learn How Invero & BC Research Cancer Center is Fighting Against Cancer 

You can also learn how to store medical image data securely and ingest medical image data by leveraging Invero’s proven Cloud Strategy and Roadmap and Cloud Adoption Accelerator offerings. If you’re interested, you can join us in next month’s webinar, “Rapid Azure Adoption for Healthcare,” on April 29th, 10:00 – 11:00 am (PST). Our webinar will present the BC Cancer Research case study and how Invero quickly migrated BC Cancers’ on-premises research infrastructures (1.6 Petabytes of data) to Azure promptly and efficiently with optimized cost. Follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date with the details and time of the event!