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Microsoft provides the intelligent services and trusted platform for solutions that engage patients, empower care teams, optimize clinical and operational effectiveness and transform health in the face of increasing cost pressures.

Below are various event resources to help you enable Intelligent Health. You can also read this eBook to learn more about our innovative solutions currently empowering the digital transformation of health.

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  • Intelligent Health
  • Empower Care Teams
  • Engage Patients
  • Optimize Operations
  • Transform Health
  • Security & Compliance

  • Intelligent Health
  • Empower Care Teams
  • Engage Patients
  • Optimize Operations
  • Transform Health
  • Security & Compliance

Latest news from Microsoft in Health

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Latest news from Microsoft in Health

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Request a 1:1 briefing or booth tour with Microsoft executives

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet first hand with Microsoft thought leaders and industry experts during your visit to HIMSS18. We invite you to request a 1:1 briefing or book a Booth Tour to learn about the solutions and services Microsoft is delivering first hand, from our valued partners and customers. Stop by the Microsoft Booth #3832 to schedule your in person meeting!

  • Booth location

    #3832
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Microsoft Health Forum 2018

Join us for the annual Microsoft Health Forum where you will hear from industry thought leaders who are helping to shape the future of healthcare through Digital Transformation. This half-day event features the latest innovations in health delivered by Microsoft executives and other luminaries. This year’s event will also showcase the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards presented to healthcare or life sciences organizations, and the technology solution vendors that they partner with, that best demonstrate industry leadership in using technology to achieve innovation excellence. Winners will be announced at this year’s Health Forum.

  • Time

    Start : 03/07/2018 8:00 am
    End : 03/07/2018 1:00 pm
  • Booth location

    Palazzo Ballroom, Level 5
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Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2018

The Microsoft Health Innovation Awards are presented to the healthcare or life sciences organization and technology solution partner that use technology to achieve innovation excellence.

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Join Microsoft for a HIMSS18 Lunch and Learn

Come visit us at Booth #3832! We invite you to also book a Booth Tour to learn about the solutions and services Microsoft is delivering first hand, from our valued partners and customers. Bookings are first come first serve.

  • Booth location

    #3832

Nursing Informatics Round Table

Explore the evolving role of nursing informatics and learn how disruptive innovation can be used to address current and future challenges. Examine the benefits of disruptive leadership, learn how to apply innovation and state-of-the-art interoperability, and glimpse the future of clinical decision making with patient-generated data.

  • Time

    Start : 03/07/2018 4:00 pm
    End : 03/07/2018 6:00 pm
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Nursing Informatics Symposium

Demonstrating Nursing Value Through Health IT. The HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium will highlight the value that nurses deliver through the use of health IT and the importance of learning how to showcase that value.

  • Time

    Start : 03/05/2018 8:00 am
    End : 03/05/2018 4:30 pm
  • Booth location

    Marcello 4401

  • Monday, March 5
  • Tuesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 7
  • Thursday, March 8
  • Health Forum Agenda
  • Health Innovation Theater Schedule

8am-4:30pm | Nursing Informatics Symposium

The HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium will highlight the value that nurses deliver through the use of health IT and the importance of learning how to showcase that value. | Marcello 4401

9:30am-10:30am | Predictive Analytics and the Impact on Nursing Care Delivery

Join Microsoft partners and nursing leaders Nancee Hofmeister and Whende M. Carroll for an engaging session on how predictive analytics can improve nursing care delivery and impact quality of care. | Session ID: NI2
Nancee Hofmeister, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, EvergreenHealth & Whende M. Carroll, Director of Nursing Informatics, KenSci

11:15am-12:15pm | Modern Workplace Lunch & Learn

Creating a modern workplace for your health providers | Room: 101 | Session full
Presented by: Paul Smolke - Director, Worldwide Health, Connor Flanagan - Industry Solutions Manager, Worldwide Health and Thomas Hoglund - VP Digital Workplace, Avanade Inc.

1pm-2pm | Data & AI Lunch & Learn

Empowering healthcare with systems of insight | Room: 101 | Session full
Presented by: Tom Lawry - Director, Worldwide Health

8am-1pm | Health Forum & Innovation Awards

Join us for the annual Microsoft Health Forum where you will hear from industry thought leaders who are helping to shape the future of healthcare through Digital Transformation. | Room: Palazzo Ballroom M-P (Level 5)

11:30-12:30pm | Industry Spotlight: Case studies on transforming care with cloud and AI

Join us to learn how transformational technologies like cloud and AI can help you increase the quality of care and more deeply engage with your patients.
Moderator: Alysa Taylor, General Manager Business Applications and Industry. Speaker: Jaclyn Wainwright, CEO, AiR Healthcare Solutions

1pm-2pm | Business Apps Lunch & Learn

Healthcare consumerization: patient-centric platforms for care coordination | Room: 101 | Session full
Presented by: Andrew Tran - Director, Worldwide Health, Tom Pacek - CIO, Inspira and Jeff Fisher - Principal & Director, Intraprise.

4pm-6pm | Nursing Informatics Round Table

Explore the role of nursing informatics in the delivery of patient care. Immediately following the roundtable, a reception will be held to network with fellow nurses and peers. | Room: Galileo 904
Microsoft's CNO Molly McCarthy will be moderating this Session

Microsoft Charity Reception benefitting Doctors Without Borders

Hear from Dr. John Lawrence, President of the organization. There is no fee to attend, but donations of $25USD or more are encouraged. | The event will be held at Yardbird in the Venetian

10:00am-10:50am | Changing the Face of Healthcare with AI

This session will outline the latest developments and use of AI by healthcare providers from around the world and provide a practical framework for incorporating AI into strategic IT plans. | Intelligent Health Pavilion, Hall G, Booth 11657
Tom Lawry, Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corporation

11:15am-12:15pm | Apps & Infrastructure Lunch & Learn

Platforms that elevate the quality of care: Azure blueprint as a foundation for healthcare data & AI solutions | Room: 101 | Session full
Presented by John Doyle - Director, Worldwide Health, Frank Simorjoy - Senior Program Manager, Cloud Security and Compliance, David Richards, CEO, RISEcx, Dr Sunil Dupta MD - Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems and Dr David Thompson MD - Founder & CEO, Health Navigator.

1pm-2pm | Security & Compliance Lunch & Learn

Defense against the dark (cyber) arts: security, privacy and compliance in health | Room: 101 | Session full
Presented by Hector Rodriguez - Chief Security Officer, Worldwide Health and Wes Wright - CTO, Sutter Health.

8:30am - 8:50

Welcome and Microsoft Executive Keynote
Chris Sakalosky, Vice President, US National Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

8:50 - 9:30

Innovation Award Presentations
Chris Sakalosky, Vice President for the US National Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

9:30 - 10:00

Digital Transformation with Operation Smile - Learn how this international children’s charity leverages Microsoft technologies to streamline a mission critical surgical evaluation process to ensure the highest quality surgical results in what are some severely constrained global health environments. A view will be presented of Operation Smile’s crawl, walk, run methodology and how they are able to leverage today’s technologies along a defined path towards ever increasing automation.
Chris Bryant · Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Applications & Technology

10:00 - 10:30

Virtual Health: Teladoc and Customer Case Story - Learn how Azure enables Teladoc to provide on-demand remote health care services through mobile devices, secure online video and phone, an attractive option for patients in need of fast help for non-emergency medical conditions.
Alan Roga MD, President Hospital and Health Systems, Teladoc and Judd E. Hollander MD, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Information, Thomas Jefferson University

10:30 - 11:00

Clinical/Operational Analytics: KenSci and Customer Case Story  - Emergency Department Demand Prediction using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 
Whende Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing Informatics, KenSci and Dr. Greg McKelvey Jr. MD, MPH, Head of Healthcare Insights, KenSci

11:00 - 11:45

Healthcare NExT: Building transformative partnerships powered by research and AI
Dr. Peter Lee – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research NExT

11:45 - 12:30pm

EPIC, Microsoft and Ochsner - Story around Epic Cognitive Computing Platform and Machine Learning
Jonathon Wilt, Ochsner and Seth Hain, EPIC

12:30 - 1:00

Closing Remarks
Chris Sakalosky, Vice President for the US National Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

Tuesday, March 6th

Expo hours: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 7th

Expo hours: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday, March 8th

Expo hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm

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