Microsoft And Providence St. Joseph Health announce strategic alliance to Accelerate the future of care delivery

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Microsoft And Providence St. Joseph Health announce strategic alliance to Accelerate the future of care delivery

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | July 08, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Health IT

As part of the strategic alliance, Providence St. Joseph Health will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform and standardize productivity and collaboration tools for its 119,000 caregivers on Microsoft 365, and will continue to improve and support patient engagement using technologies including Dynamics 365. Providence St. Joseph Health doctors and nurses will use Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Microsoft 365 platform, for more secure communication and collaboration, enabling them to bring together chat, video meetings and conferencing, and line-of-business applications into a single hub.

About Providence St. Joseph Health
Providence St. Joseph Health is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington with system offices based in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.

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Additional executive quotes
"At Microsoft, we believe that engaging a range of partners across the health care ecosystem will be required to improve the value of care that is provided," said Peter Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft Healthcare. "With Providence St. Joseph Health, we believe we can work together to address many of the most difficult problems that affect the health care industry by combining Microsoft's research, cloud, and productivity capabilities with Providence St. Joseph Health's clinical expertise."
"At Providence St. Joseph Health, we strive to improve our clinical product, with a focus on delivering the highest levels of clinical outcomes, consumer experience, and financial value. We listen to our patients and caregivers and know that the entire health care delivery industry needs to improve. Partnering with Microsoft, we will be able to focus on our clinical and operational objectives while realizing a step-change in our capabilities as an insights-driven organization. We are excited to better deploy data to inform the choices we make and the actions we take," said Venkat Bhamidipati, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Providence St. Joseph Health.

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