Microsoft launches Cloud for Healthcare in general availability


Kyle Wiggers

At Ignite 2020, Microsoft today announced that Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will soon be generally available. The managed service offering spans Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft 365 and is designed to help health organizations manage operations. Eligible customers and partners will be able to sign up for service at the end of October. Cloud for Healthcare is in many ways Microsoft’s answer to Google Cloud Healthcare API, albeit more holistic. But it might also be perceived as a response to the increasing demand for triaging technologies in light of the pandemic. Millions of patients wait at least two hours to see a health care provider, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response, tech giants like IBM and Facebook have...

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