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In this News Desk interview, held on site at Cloud Wars Expo, Principal Analyst Aaron Back welcomes Microsoft Global Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew, to discuss healthcare cloud solutions, becoming carbon-negative by 2030, and providing co-innovating partners with tools to reinvent the industry.
00:01 — Aaron introduces Dr. David Rhew to the Cloud Wars Expo News Desk. Rhew describes his role with Microsoft, which includes determining how technology can improve access to and quality of patient care.
01:39 — Organizations are focused on delivering better patient care in the wake of pandemic challenges and supply chain disruptions. Virtual care and new applications to make healthcare more efficient have emerged rapidly since 2020.
03:29 — Rhew discusses understanding patient needs and providing more transparent patient information with greater data interoperability. Access to data in healthcare can sometimes be a matter of life or death.
04:53 — How is Microsoft aiding healthcare companies to address sustainability? Health and the environment are naturally intertwined. Microsoft has been carbon-neutral since 2012, with an aim to be carbon-negative by 2030 and to remove all carbon produced since Microsoft’s 1975 inception by the year 2050.
06:47 — Healthcare’s virtual care expansion makes clinics more accessible while reducing carbon footprints. Many of healthcare’s current practices are due for significant digitization (i.e. less paper printing).
08:14 — Microsoft is trying to create a seamless security and compliance experience from the current patchwork of solutions. Rhew emphasizes meeting clients where they are and providing specific solutions, either through Microsoft cloud or the multi-cloud.
11:16 — Aaron touches on the Power Platform’s practical usefulness during the early days of the pandemic.
12:03 — Interoperability is key to the Microsoft cloud for healthcare; enabling data to flow through different solutions encourages new use cases and innovation.
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