All around the world, healthcare providers are doing whatever they can to serve their communities in combatting the COVID-19 global pandemic. Through the CARES act, the government has made significant resources available to healthcare providers. Simultaneously, Microsoft Teams for Healthcare enables healthcare providers to virtually make their rounds as numbers continue to increase.
As the results of the COVID crisis continue to unfold, healthcare organizations are faced with new problems. A global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is making it more and more difficult for healthcare providers to give their patients the care they need. Worse yet, hospitals are currently dealing with a massive influx of patients, and as the virus spreads that number is anticipated to keep growing.
Healthcare professionals that treat patients with the virus are at risk due to heavy exposure to patients with the virus. However, if providers were to break the cycle of heavy exposure, they could then care for more patients at the cost of less precious resources.
When it comes to breaking that cycle, Microsoft can help. With a firm commitment to assisting companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Microsoft Teams for Healthcare offers a solution that can protect our healthcare providers while allowing them to properly see their patients through to health.
Every day, doctors and nurses make dozens or sometimes hundreds of visits, or “rounds,” to their patients. These visits are meant to be quick and simple check-ins and are an essential part of any hospital's operations. With the COVID crisis unfolding and patients flooding into hospitals, rounding is more vital than ever to help healthcare providers save lives.
Microsoft Teams for Healthcare is undoubtedly seen as the go-to platform for Hospitals to improve clinical collaboration in a way that also increases security and compliance posture. Virtual Rounding uses Teams’ Meetings function to let providers check in on patients at any time with just the push of a button.
With Microsoft Teams set up in such a way, providers reduce exposure to the virus and keep vital protective equipment saved for more crucial moments. The solution will also help provide electronic records and better optimize "online diagnosis software." In addition to that, Virtual Rounding can help better manage the ever-increasing load of patients brought on by COVID-19.
To aid healthcare organizations in effectively fighting COVID-19, the U.S. Government has made funds available to allow hospitals to invest in solutions like Microsoft Teams for Healthcare.
The CARES Act is a $2 trillion government plan that includes $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. This averages out to about $108,000 per hospital bed in the United States. Available to all non-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations, this bill will provide much needed funding to those helping treat COVID patients.
With this new shot in the arm, healthcare organizations have the freedom to invest in a collaboration solution to allow for virtual rounding. It’s for this reason that Microsoft has assembled its Gold Partners to help roll out a potentially lifesaving solution.
When deploying a Virtual Rounding solution, Microsoft advises working with one of its partners to build out an enterprise-scale solution.
Continuant is both a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Direct Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). Not only are we experts in voice and video conferencing, we’ve been providing our services to healthcare organizations for more than a decade. We currently serve more than 800 Healthcare clients and understand your business needs more than anyone else.
If you are a Healthcare provider and are interested in speaking with a Microsoft Gold Partner to answer questions, talk about your specific use case, or to assist you in rapidly deploying a Microsoft Teams for Healthcare solution, please call us today at +1 (800) 652-9920 or submit a contact form and we will contact you within one hour.
As Director of Microsoft Solutions and Services, Mike Hanks leads the Continuant team in program management and sales of solutions and services for Microsoft Intelligent Communications. While at Continuant, Mike has worked in many key areas, including Cloud, Strategy, Sales, Customer Service, and Operations, where he...