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Yuanying Medicine

To intuitively understand the pandemic and make quicker, better management decisions, Yuanying Medicine created a data analysis platform with Microsoft’s Power BI. It visualises the speed and trend of the spread of infectious diseases, and monitors the safety of the reserves of medical supplies needed

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Auckland Hospital and asBUILT

To maximize operational efficiencies, Auckland hospital in New Zealand partnered asBUILT to develop a 3D, digital twin of the building on an Azure-based database. Hospital managers thus have a bird’s eye view of daily operations, space allocation, and can simulate different scenarios to optimize care for patients swiftly

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Austin Health

Austin Health in Australia deployed Teams and Teams Navigator to help their 8,500 staff collaborate and assist doctors conduct virtual ward rounds to optimize hospital capacity and patient care without compromising community safety.

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Zuellig Pharma

Zuellig Pharma in Singapore launched a 24/7 interactive engagement platform for customers to order prescription drugs and supplies anytime, anywhere, with an app to verify authenticity of medicines. Now, patients and facilities will have reliable and authentic lifesaving supplies even during lockdown.

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Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare in India implemented Teams for virtual consultations within four days, allowing patients to book appointments even under COVID-19 related lockdown. Fortis also conducted live events through Teams to reach a wider population in raising awareness on mental health issues that have emerged social distancing measures.

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OneMask

OneMask in Hong Kong set up a production plant leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for production and financial management. Since March 2020, they have been able to play a vital role in supporting local community.

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ATGENOMIX

To help fast-track vaccine development and treatment delivery, ATGENOMIX SeqsLab in Taiwan is providing researchers access to a platform that harnesses the computing power of big data with Microsoft Azure to process genome sequencing faster than conventional methods.

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Chengdu Third People’s Hospital and Huili County People’s Hospital

To tackle the increasing resource crunch and provide access to healthcare, Chengdu Third People’s Hospital and Huili County People’s Hospital have introduced a remote consultation platform within 10 days to solve the urgent need for expert consultations via Teams in real-time.

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Healthcare Global

The largest provider of cancer care in India has adopted Teams Virtual Consult which allows doctors to schedule and conduct virtual consultations. Patients receive a customized email with appointment details and a link for joining the meeting on web or mobile, ensuring that they continue receiving critical cancer care from the safety of their homes.

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Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare in India implemented Teams for virtual consultations within four days, allowing patients to book appointments even under COVID-19 related lockdown. Fortis also conducted live events through Teams to reach a wider population in raising awareness on mental health issues that have emerged social distancing measures.

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NSW Health Pathology

With Azure cloud and AI technology, test results and electronic clinical observations can be uploaded and transmitted automatically to clinicians regardless of the infrastructure available. This approach in Australia could transform the way diagnostic tests are carried out, ensuring patients receive care regardless of where they live.

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Doctor in India

Narayana Health

India’s Narayana Health believes that the key to affordable and high-quality healthcare services is embracing technology. The hospital is leveraging AI to decipher X-Rays to point out any irregularities from a normal X-Ray, helping doctors make more accurate diagnoses in less time.

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Welthungerhilfe

Undernutrition is the cause of 3.1 million child deaths globally every year. In Madhya Pradesh, India, 42.8% of children under the age of five are underweight. However, it is difficult for field workers from aid organisations to accurately detect if a child is suffering from malnutrition. Welthungerhilfe developed the Microsoft AI-powered Child Growth Monitor app to help field workers instantly detect malnutrition.

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Airdoc

Airdoc, a start-up in China, has created an AI-driven system that takes and analyzes photographic images of the retina at the back of each eye. Painless and low-cost, its high accuracy rate on finding indications of diseases on retinal images could make preventative healthcare available to millions of people.

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Lifetime Support Authority

Working with Microsoft partner Satalyst and Microsoft’s Cognitive Services bot framework, Lifetime Support Authority in Australia has a pilot underway to steer the treatment, care and support of individuals admitted to hospital with catastrophic injuries.

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Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services

Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services (BHPS) in Australia is tapping into technology to efficiently manage about 1,160 active patients. Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps clinicians dictate notes directly into the system via Azure Cognitive services’ speech-to-text input.

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365mc

When 365mc hospital group in South Korea hooked up its surgery instruments with motion sensors that connected to AI, the company not only transformed its surgeons’ practice but its business model too. The hospital expects to increase its revenues by over 40%, thanks to AI.

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Apollo Hospital

India carries 20% of the global disease burden and faces an acute shortage of medical staff. AI is helping to combat these challenges at Apollo Hospitals, and expand quality care to more than 300 million Indians.

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Forus Health eyecheck

Forus Health

India’s Forus Health combines AI and Azure IoT in its 3Nethra retinal imaging device to mitigate the lack of skilled technicians and ophthalmologists, and provide insights real-time insights for the early detection and prevention of diabetic retinopathy.

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