Plan and prepare for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare in 2022 release wave 1


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 2022 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2022 to September 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.

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Investment areas

Investment areas

Enhance patient engagement
Enables data to flow securely through every point of care to improve patient experiences with their providers.

Expand healthcare solutions to payor and pharma verticals
Currently, most solutions in Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare target healthcare providers. To be successful in the healthcare system end to end, payor and pharma companies need to be part of the data ecosystem.

Dynamics 365 2022 release wave 1 will start enabling select use cases to help with trial and claims management.

Improve clinical and operational insights
Healthcare data models and data ingestion provide the foundation for healthcare customers to be successful on Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

To help customers of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare accelerate use of Dynamics 365 and 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 2022 release wave 1, we're extending the data model and improving the data ingestion pipeline.

Security, compliance, privacy, and availability
To help customers protect their health information and access it more broadly, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare continues to provide solutions and options.

Empower health team collaboration
As part of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform 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 2022 release wave 1 focuses on enhancing the care management solution and improving the coordination between care team members.

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.