Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, the company’s first industry-specific cloud, will be generally available at the end of October, the company announced at its virtual Ignite 2020 conference today. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare was announced as a preview at Build earlier this year.
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will help organizations give caregivers tools to improve workflow efficiency, streamline collaboration, and connect data across existing sources to turn insight into action. Healthcare organizations will be able to tailor applications to support their existing processes and investments. The industry-specific cloud computing platform brings together new and existing healthcare capabilities and a common data model for healthcare for seamless integration and better interoperability.
Cloud for Healthcare’s capabilities encompasses Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, as well as the company’s ecosystem of partner healthcare solutions. Microsoft believes that its partner ecosystem that comprises healthcare providers such as Epic, Allscripts, GE Healthcare, Adaptive Biotechnologies, and more will be a key factor in making its cloud-based offering a success.
The healthcare industry is experiencing an accelerated transformation and Microsoft has rapidly progressed to deliver this industry-specific cloud from the announced public preview in May to its availability by the end of October.