Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare as an industry-specific cloud solution for healthcare providers on May 18, 2020. This makes the first example of Microsoft from the set of cloud offerings that targets specific verticals. It is similar to the trend we’ve seen among the large cloud providers (like Google), which customize the offerings based on the needs of particular industries.

“The Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare helps healthcare organizations to engage in more proactive ways with their patients, allows the caregiver to improve the efficiency of their workflows and streamline interactions with Classified as Microsoft Confidential patients with more actionable results,” says TomMcGuinness, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Health at Microsoft and Dr. Greg Moore, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health.

Microsoft cloud for healthcare will contain a specific set of capabilities that already exist inside of Microsoft. It includes Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Azure, and Azure IoT for monitoring patients.

The tech giant in one of the press articles mentioned, “By providing the right information at the right time, the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will help hospitals and care providers better manage the needs of patients and staff and make resource deployments more efficient. This solution also improves end-to-end security compliance and accessibility of data, driving better operational outcomes.”

Microsoft is also encouraging communication among healthcare providers and workers with Teams application. The Teams app also includes Bookings App to help the users schedule, manage, and conduct virtual visits in Teams. There are some big names in the healthcare industry that are already using the healthcare systems.

Not only is the company working with its tools, but it has joined hands with the partner ecosystem to provide specialized services to healthcare providers.