Plan and prepare for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare in 2021 release wave 2
This content is archived and is not being updated. For the latest documentation, go to What's new in Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. For the latest release plans, go to Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform release plans.
The 2021 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2021 to March 2022. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare provides capabilities to manage health data at scale and makes it easier for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience, coordinate care, and drive operational efficiency.
By bringing together capabilities from Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare expedites a healthcare organization’s ability to roll out solutions. Patients, providers, and care coordinators can perform daily duties in a modern yet familiar user interface.
Security, compliance, privacy, and availability
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare powered by Dynamics 365 helps customers provide care faster and safer and build on top of the trusted Microsoft cloud platforms.
Health team productivity
As part of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform will support the following healthcare solutions for healthcare providers:
- Care management: Coordinate care plans and care teams standalone and in Microsoft Teams (powered by Power Apps).
- Home health: Schedule and coordinate home visits (powered by Dynamics 365 Field Service).
The updates in 2021 release wave 2 improve these solutions through engaging and improved usability of all solutions, enabling customers to focus on providing care.
To help customers of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare accelerate use of Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, we provide a starter healthcare data model. The data model aligns with HL7 FHIR standards to support data interoperability with other services. In addition, we provide tools to help with data ingestion.
For 2021 release wave 2, we're extending the data model and improving the data ingestion pipeline.
Connected patient experiences
As part of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform support the following healthcare solutions for healthcare providers to help with connected patient experiences:
- Patient 360: Get a full picture of a patient (powered by Power Apps).
- Patient access: Provide access to personalized care (powered by Power Apps portals).
- Patient outreach: Reach out to patients for personalized care (powered by Dynamics 365 Marketing).
- Patient service center: Support patients with patient insights (powered by Dynamics 365 Customer Service).
- Health assistant: Surface next best actions in context of a patient (powered by Dynamics 365 Sales).
The 2021 release wave 2 updates improve these solutions through engaging and improved usability of all solutions, enabling customers to focus on providing care.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare below:
For application administrators
User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.
Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.