Increasingly, patients expect to receive personalized care at the point of need, anytime and anywhere. To meet patient expectations as well as rein in costs, cities and health systems can take advantage of the Microsoft CityNext ecosystem of global partners and cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies. Microsoft CityNext solutions help cities, municipalities, and regional governments deliver coordinated care in more ways and places—whether at home, in community centers, or in the workplace. Transforming health services can help improve quality of life for people with disabilities or chronic conditions, enable aging citizens to live at home longer, and allow city and health authorities to continue to innovate with shrinking budgets.
For example, by using web-based conferencing tools, GPs can meet with patients in virtual offices as well as collaborate with other doctors in real time. And by integrating medical devices with IT infrastructure including cloud services, healthcare professionals can also remotely monitor vital signs. Now, care teams can use a new generation of collaboration platforms and mobile technologies to manage cases more efficiently and share information anytime, anywhere.
By connecting medical devices, cloud services, and mobile apps and devices, governments can deliver high-quality health services in any location, whether urban or rural. Real-time access to medical records and expertise helps care providers provide faster diagnoses and better care, as well as cut drug costs by remotely monitoring prescriptions and usage.
With Microsoft CityNext solutions for remote care and case management, local governments worldwide can provide better medical services more efficiently and affordably.