Microsoft offers remote patient monitoring platform
March 3, 2021
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Microsoft is now offering a new device management feature for remote patient monitoring. It allows organizations to assign patients wearable or remote monitoring devices, such as remote heartbeat monitors and blood pressure monitors for cardiovascular patients, to remotely track and manage the health of patients.
Within the patient view feature, care coordinators can set care thresholds for a patient, or patient populations, based on a device or condition for individual patients. Care coordinators can enable integrated access between physicians, care managers, and at-home caregivers to deploy digital coaching or care plan navigation tools tailored to patient needs.
Inside the health organization, Microsoft Teams provides a secure care collaboration channel to providers, care managers, and others involved in their care, the company said.
“These new expansions in Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare make home care delivery more seamless for all involved,” said Tom McGuinness (pictured), corporate vice president, Worldwide Health. “We are excited to see the impact as our healthcare customers and partners put them to use.”
The Best Buy chain is working with Microsoft to enhance home care delivery by providing devices that mesh with the Microsoft Cloud for Health.
In Canada, see: Health Monitor & Healthcare Devices | Best Buy Canada
“Best Buy Health is able to deliver on its mission to help enrich and save lives through technology and meaningful connections by taking a digital-first approach to home healthcare. Using its unique assets, including Best Buy stores, caring centers, technology products including Lively devices, and virtual care capabilities, Best Buy Health supports care delivery in the home and provides independence and safety for active aging adults and people living with chronic conditions,” said president of Best Buy Health, Deborah DiSanzo.
“Its partnership with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare helps power these healthcare offerings, resulting in more personalized care, better virtual health opportunities and deeper patient insights, by using Power Platform, Dynamics 365, and Azure API for FHIR,” she added.
The solutions are also supported by a data and analytics foundation that assists with alerting, planning and forecasting.
“When you build an architecture in Azure, you now have a connected cloud for healthcare scenarios,” said McGuinness. “The tools are specifically designed to support data exchange with Azure API for FHIR, tools built to meet the requirements that health organizations need in the healthcare sector for GDPR, HITRUST, CCPA, and HIPAA, and we’re building that connectivity into our Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare tools so our health customers don’t have to spend cycles thinking about interoperability.”