How healthcare industry can leverage Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is diversifying its data services offering for the healthcare and life sciences sectors. These challenges reflect the urgency for trusted solutions and trusted partners as the world battles potential health crises.
Azure Healthcare APIs, previously known as the Azure API for FHIR, enable users to enter health data and map that to the Fast Healthcare Integration Resource (FHIR), allowing for easy searching, sharing, and managing the information through artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Azure enables customers to map data from structured sources like health records, medical devices, and genomics databases to unstructured sources such as doctor’s notes or other documents. Additionally, imaging information may be absorbed and stored in patients’ medical records.
Driving Innovation in Healthcare with Microsoft Cloud
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare enables organizations to simplify operations via the use of sophisticated technological solutions. Notably, it is built on a unified platform that includes industry-specific terminology and templates that significantly save customization and setup time. The final result is a time and money saver.
The other innovation that radically altered the Microsoft Healthcare Cloud was that because of a hackathon event. The Microsoft Health Bot service is an Azure cloud service that allows healthcare companies to build AI-powered virtual health assistants. Also, some chatbots enable end-users to enhance the processes with self-service and cost reductions.
Providers will be able to contact patients who have canceled or postponed elective treatments. This would enable physicians to communicate with patients digitally, resulting in a more efficient health system overall while allowing the patients to play an active part in their treatment and improve the patient experience.
The Power of AI in healthcare
A dedicated AI comes with built-in healthcare services such as medical protocols and healthcare content from trusted industry sources. The results of using the Health Bot service have yielded excellent results. Since March 2020, Microsoft’s Health Bot has analyzed over 600 million messages, sent 1,500 COVID-19 bots in 25 countries, and served 50 million users. At a time when call centers and emergency departments have been overwhelmed. The Microsoft cloud service provider in NYC has helped many local hospitals to stay updated with guidance. Focus on improving care for their most urgent patients, and obtain real-time information on how their patients interact with the bot.
The Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare team continues to bring innovation to the market. The Azure cloud service can help gather and analyze health data within the hospitals’ cloud environment. Healthcare applications can use Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to bring patient data into Azure API for FHIR. This information could be used to monitor patients’ health, updaThetomized care.
Microsoft recently made public in open-source, a cloud-based Medical Imaging Server for DICOM that makes a bid to simplify the entire process of medical imaging data provisioning and ingestion. The Medical Imaging Server for DICOM, created with the Azure API for FHIR, enables data reference between imaging and clinical data in FHIR.
There is also development in Microsoft’s imaging server. Imaging data is increasingly important in medicine, and on our quest for patient-centered care, this imaging data often provides the clues that connect the dots in disease diagnosis. It guides the most effective prevention and treatment strategies.
Text Analytics for Health, a function of Microsoft Azure Text Processing, is an AI service that produces valuable insights from unstructured medical information. This health feature can process a broad range of material types and tasks at various points in the medical process. The Azure cloud can function without the need for extensive custom development of custom models using the DICOM.
Today’s healthcare data is primarily unstructured text, such as notes from physicians, medical literature, electronic medical records, clinical trial protocols, and more. Healthcare organizations, providers, researchers, the drug industry, and others face an uphill task identifying and analyzing data. Getting insights from this data will improve healthcare services and using the Microsoft cloud for healthcare.
Future updates to Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will focus on precision medicine. The development of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has led to an increased understanding of disease progression variability and the responsiveness to treatment within an individual. Developing precision medicine strategies targeting genetic variants at both individual and population levels to prevent, diagnose, and treat all diseases effectively.
Microsoft’s Genomics solutions, i.e., Cromwell on Azure, enable researchers to orchestrate scalable workflows and efficiently manage genomics pipelines and analytics using cloud-based services. The goal is to make data generated by modern genomics technologies actionable and interpret data generated by these technologies.
Health professionals can now view multiple patient information sources and act with healthcare information using Microsoft cloud for healthcare.
The recently launched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is motivating frontline workers to make the most out of technology.