July in HLS – Healthcare Shorts, Microsoft Viva, Machine Learning, and More
Published Jul 29 2022 10:52 AM 1,316 Views


Welcome to the monthly Healthcare and Life Sciences blog recap, July edition! Check out the highlights below:


Healthcare Shorts

  • Ad-hock Virtual Visits: Learn how to send a quick and easy virtual visit link to patients. Watch the video here.
  • Clinical Inquiry Assistant Bot: See how clinicians can find patient information and be alerted with test results via the Microsoft Clinical Inquiry Bot. See the video here.  
  • Predictive Diagnosis: Learn how to leverage Predictive Diagnostic Algorithms to empower frontline healthcare workers. Watch the video here.
  • Nurse Handoff & Rounding App: In this video, see how the Omniround Power App and Dashboard can help nurses during both physical and virtual rounds. Learn more here.
  • Predicting and Closing Gaps in Care: Learn how this model can provide recommendations to care team members to improve patient engagement. See the video here.
  • Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport: See how the CMS Innovation Center created a voluntary, five-year payment model that will increase efficiency in the EMS system and encourage appropriate utilization of emergency medical services. Learn more here.  



  • Custom Connectors and Component Framework: Learn how to create and use a custom connector in Power Apps. Click here to learn more.
  • Predictive Diagnostics using Power Apps in Teams with Azure ML: See how Power Apps using Azure Machine Learning can make a presumptive medical diagnosis based on answers about symptoms entered by a user. Learn more here.



  • Azure Communication Service: Learn how Azure Communication Service can provide HIPAA compliant SMS, video, and telephony capabilities. Click here to learn more.  
  • Neural Networks for Image Analysis: Read how AI can analyze medical images and assist human radiologists. Read the post here.
  • Azure Communication Service Quick Tips: Interested in setting up Azure Communication Services? This documentation outlines how to enable ACS voice and video setup. Read the post here.
  • Synthetic FHIR and PacBio VCF Data: Learn how to convert Synthetic FHIR and PacBio VCF Data to parquet and explore with Azure Synapse Analytics. Learn more here.


Microsoft Viva

  • Viva Connections Immersive Virtual Tours: See how you can deliver a virtual reality tour of any facility for clinicians and other care team providers using Microsoft Viva. Watch the episode here.


Power BI

  • New Health & Life Sciences Power BI User Group: Join the new Health and Life Sciences Power BI User Group to enable collaboration across the healthcare industry. Join the group here.



July's HLS Blog Contributors:


Michael Gannotti, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams



Greg Beaumont, Senior Technical Specialist, Intelligence



Shelly Avery, Senior Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams


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Daniel Kim, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Health and Life Sciences


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Joe Karasha, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Health and Life Sciences


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Maggie Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Power BI



Erdal Cosgun, Senior Data & Applied Scientist



Thanks for reading and let us know how else our Microsoft team can help!


Erin Spencer, Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams



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