Healthier Cities

Healthier Cities

Empowering healthier communities and citizens.

End-to-end smart city solutions

The Microsoft CityNext initiative was created to help empower city staff and citizens to be their best. Through Microsoft CityNext, Microsoft partners offer city solutions that can help solve pressing challenges and support the goals and aspirations of health, government, and public safety organizations. Find out more.

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Health and social services

Microsoft CityNext helps cities become healthier places to work and live. With Microsoft cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social technologies, civic leaders can provide citizen-centric services that improve access to healthcare from virtually any location at any time.

GP practice group increases patient care hours and improves access to health resources using innovative video call technology.


Population health management

Cities are under pressure to not only improve health services for everyone, but to provide targeted support for specific populations. To create more tailored services, local governments need to analyze social determinants such as environment, resource distribution, social structure, and education. To help cities eliminate information silos and work with a broad array of data sources, Microsoft CityNext solutions draw on a diverse partner network and a platform that includes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies.

Parlan Customer Story

Remote care and case management

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.

Jönköping County Council Customer Story

Primary care

Primary care services play a basic role in citizens' health because they are the principal point of contact for general care and for obtaining referrals to specialists. Microsoft CityNext solutions—which draw on a platform of cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies—can help local governments and health networks improve service delivery.

GE Healthcare Customer Story

Social benefits and administration

Administration processes for social services are still often bogged down by manual processes such as managing paper-based forms that contribute to long wait times. However, local governments of any size can improve efficiency with Microsoft CityNext solutions that automate manual processes and streamline workflow. Microsoft and our partners are helping cities, municipalities, and regions improve services with innovative, affordable solutions based on a broad technology platform, including cloud services, Big Data insights, mobile technologies, and social media.

MedAssets Customer Story

Personal health and wellness

Cities are facing a rising tide of health threats such as mental health issues, obesity, alcohol abuse, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and stress. These threats, combined with employment challenges and demographic shifts, significantly affect quality of life as well as the economic well-being of communities. Powered by resources including a diverse partner network, cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies, Microsoft CityNext solutions help governments create innovative solutions that improve public health.

Optolexia Customer Story

Pandemic management

Cities, municipalities, and entire regions are increasingly confronted with healthcare crises—including influenza virus outbreaks, foodborne illness, and more—that require epidemic and pandemic management. Microsoft CityNext solutions help local governments meet these challenges by taking advantage of a diverse partner network and a platform that includes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies.

Ocean Informatics Customer Story

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