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Behind Microsoft's healthcare cloud strategy: 4 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Microsoft rolled out its cloud for healthcare offering this week and said it would be the first of many at an RBC Capital Markets event May 20, according to financial news website The Street.

Greg Moore, Microsoft's vice president of health, spoke at the event, outlining how the new cloud aimed to improve efficiency and outcomes in healthcare.

Five takeaways:

1. During the pandemic, Microsoft reported 34 million healthcare interactions on Microsoft Teams. As a result, Mr. Moore said the company decided it was the right time to bring together packages that included Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics and other offerings for healthcare providers.

2. The Cloud for Healthcare is HIPAA-compliant, meaning that healthcare providers can share and analyze medical information while also meeting regulatory standards.

3. Microsoft co-developed healthcare-specific solutions with partners in healthcare, including...

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