March in HLS – Microsoft Viva, Confessions of Health Geeks, Azure API for FHIR, and Mid-Day Cafe
Published Mar 31 2021 07:04 AM 2,698 Views


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


Webcasts Recorded:


Upcoming Webcast:

  • Mid-Day Café Open QA Sessions: Join us Mondays 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and 4/19 for Mid-Day Café Open QA where you can bring questions around anything Teams, Viva, SharePoint, and more. Click here for more information.


Microsoft Viva

  • Resources for Setting Up Viva Topics and Viva Connections: Interested in Microsoft Viva? Viva Topics is now available, and Viva Connections is rolling out this month. Learn how to get set up and access additional Viva resources. Learn more here.


Azure API for FHIR:

  • Impact of ONC Cures Act Final Rule: Senior Director Doug Seven explained the ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule and how it impacts the adoption for FHIR. Click here to watch.
  • Azure API for FHIR Overview: Learn how Azure API for FHIR lets you quickly connect electronic health record systems and research databases in a simplified data management solution that protects PHI. Click here to learn more.
  • Security & Compliance within the Azure API for FHIR: Learn from Marc Kuperstein, Senior Director at Microsoft Health Next, explain Security and Compliance within the Azure API for FHIR. Click here to watch.
  • Ingesting data into FHIR from your EMR:  Learn the different ways data can be ingested into FHIR from your EMR and the varying techniques including batch processing and real-time ingestion. Click here to learn more.

Confessions of Health Geeks

  • Patient Experience: Microsoft Chief Patient Experience Officer, Antoinette Thomas interviewed John Barto about his contrasting patient experiences at different health institutions and the importance of the patient journey. Click here to learn more.
  • Microsoft Director of Population Health: Meet Microsoft’s newest member of the Health and Life Sciences Industry team, Amy Berk. Amy is the new Director of Population Health at Microsoft and has an extensive background as a nurse practitioner and healthcare consultant. Click here to learn more.
  • National Physicians Week: Meet Microsoft’s US Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Clifford Goldsmith, as he shares his experience as a physician and the importance of technology in healthcare. Click here to watch the webcast.



January HLS Blog Contributors: 



Vasu Sharma, Senior Customer Success Manager, Microsoft Teams



Michael Gannotti, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams


Claire Bonaci, Director, Business Development, Health and Life Sciences



Linishya Vaz, Product Marketing Manager, Health and Life Sciences





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



Erin Spencer, Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams

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