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Microsoft Azure Cloud Services is a one-stop solution for our complicated and precision-driven healthcare system. Managing large amounts of data and keeping patient privacy in compliance with HIPAA regulations, healthcare companies must employ a highly integrated system, from secure data collection to machine learning and querying.
Since most health care companies, hospitals and clinics run their software and electronic health records on Microsoft systems, transitioning to Azure is easy and will greatly improve overall healthcare.
Azure for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
First off, what exactly is a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)? According to Datica, FHIR is an interoperability specification for the exchange of healthcare information electronically. It was developed by Health Level Seven International, commonly known as HL7.
With your health data being managed in the Azure, it can exchange data in the HL7 FHIR standard format with a simplified data management solution for protected health information (PHI). “Azure API for FHIR lets you quickly connect existing data sources, such as electronic health record systems and research databases. Create new opportunities with analytics, machine learning, and actionable intelligence across your health data” (Microsoft). This makes it easier for anyone to absorb, manage, and persist protected health information in the cloud.
Microsoft Azure Health Bot Service
The Health Bot Service is an Azure cloud service which allow healthcare workers to quickly build and deploy AI-powered virtual health assistants and chatbots. The chatbots can be used to enhance their processes, self-service, and cost reduction efforts. The Health Bot comes with AI services that include: clinical protocols and medical publications from factual resources.
Benefits of Azure Cloud Services
Collaboration Between Healthcare Professionals Is Fast and Accurate
After a patient undergoes tests and scans, the results can be uploaded to the cloud for interdisciplinary team to review. They can also be shared between various doctors and team members to formulate a plan of treatment in a time efficient manner. It can be extremely cost-effective as scans and tests will not need to be repeated.
Massive Data Collection Capacity
Hospitals and insurance providers have massive amounts of data that need to be saved securely without the uncertainty of a system overload. With all data stored in Azure, medical professionals and insurance entities can get immediate access to the data with high-speed queries.
Enhancing Predictions and Outcomes
The Healthcare system is inundated with data. Using artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the data is manipulated, synthesized, and learned within the Azure space to create a predictive healthcare outcome. Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot, a conversational AI system is one such example. It is a virtual medical assistant interacting with the subject about their health symptoms. The system collects data and sends it to the subject’s healthcare provider on a secure portal. A quick follow up from the subject’s healthcare provider results in swift plan of action.
Upgrading your healthcare business to Azure cloud gives you access to state-of-the-art Microsoft technology. Team up with a certified Microsoft Gold Partner to make your migration to the cloud seamless. Our experts at Technology Management Concepts will guide you step-by-step to set up a comprehensive system to take your business to the next level. If you have any questions regarding Microsoft ERP products or Microsoft Azure, contact us.