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Microsoft in Health

Communication and Collaboration

Clinical Grade Communications

Make it easier for health workers to communicate and collaborate with each other in real time—within and across organisations—and with their patients from virtually anywhere.*

It’s not always easy for health workers to connect with the right person or information when and how they need to—to say the least. But to improve efficiency and quality of care and services in the highly collaborative world of health today, it’s more essential than ever that they do.

Open and interoperable collaboration solutions from Microsoft and its partners make it faster and easier for people within and outside your health organisation to connect and to access and share information. Using the familiar, intuitive tools these solutions provide, health workers can efficiently and effectively communicate and collaborate with each other and their patients in a timely, highly secure, and cost-effective manner.

Microsoft Lync brings the many ways health workers communicate into a single interface that’s consistent across applications and devices. With this easy-to-use interface, health workers can initiate and manage voice communications, instant messaging, and audio, video, and web conferencing. Presence shows whether the people they want to reach are available, and, when they are, shows the best way to reach them, too. Health workers can also use the presence feature to manage when and how they are contacted. These tools transform communications into rich interactions that are more timely and effective. Learn more about how Lync has transformed telehealth, teleradiology and cross-campus collaboration.

*An appropriate device, Internet connection, and supported versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser are required. Access from mobile devices requires Wi-Fi capability or depends on network availability. Some mobile functionality requires Microsoft Office Mobile 2010, which is included with specific releases of Windows Phones and Nokia phones. Office Mobile 2010 is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites, or Web Apps. There are some differences between the features of the Office Web Apps, Office Mobile 2010, and the Office 2010 applications.