Virtual care is becoming almost a standard operating procedure for most providers and health care workers. With growing patient acceptance, there are new ways health care providers and specialists are leveraging virtual technologies to safely collaborate, efficiently provide care and reduce the complexity of the health care experience for patients.

Join this session to explore the latest virtual technologies and how they are being used in health care with the Microsoft platform in 3 key areas

  • For clinicians: Increase collaboration while social distancing through virtual rounding and virtual huddle boards. Spend less time on administrative tasks leveraging a virtual clinical assistant.
  • For patients: Convenience and safety through virtual patient visits. Virtual family visits help patients in hospital stay connected.
  • For administrators: Simplify functions and cut costs in booking appointments, scheduling and discharge planning.

This lively conversation with our panel of healthcare advisors from Microsoft and Avanade will open your eyes to new possibilities leveraging technology you likely already own!

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Rob Hazelton

Rob Hazelton
Executive Lead for Avanade Health & Life Sciences, NA

Rob has over 20 years of experience in business and technology consulting, building and leading professional services teams to innovate and deliver value for clients. Rob has held several roles in his 13 years at Avanade, including Client Account Lead, Territory Lead and General Manager. Today, Rob leads Avanade’s Health & Life Sciences practice for North America. Rob has worked across industry verticals but is most knowledgeable of the health & life sciences industry. Before joining Avanade, Rob spent several years in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry at multiple companies, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Rob attended Northeastern University and Babson College and lives with his wife and three children in the Boston, MA area.

Paul Smolke

Paul Smolke
Microsoft, Modern Workplace Healthcare Lead

Paul is the Modern Workplace Health Lead at Microsoft Corporation. For more than twenty years, Paul has played a major role in the strategy and development of Microsoft’s health industry business across the United States and around the world. Smolke has more than 33 years of healthcare information technology experience. Before joining Microsoft, he worked for a number of healthcare independent software vendors including: Baxter International, American Express, First Data Corporation and McKesson.

Melanie Dowczek

Melanie Dowczek
Avanade, Health Provider/Payor Practice Lead

Melanie has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Ten years as a professional and nearly twenty years navigating the complex health system as a young cancer survivor. She is passionate and committed to helping healthcare transform through the use of technology. As a thought leader in healthcare technology and patient engagement, she has written multiple blogs and articles that have been featured on MedCity News and Becker’s Hospital Review to name a few.

Tom Hoglund

Tom Hoglund
Avanade, Modern Workplace Healthcare Lead

Tom leads the focus on helping healthcare organisations drive adoption and business value through collaboration at Avanade. Tom has consulted with many of the world’s leading companies and helped them drive millions of dollars in performance improvements through collaboration. His award-winning work has been recognised by the American Productivity and Quality Center and by the Teleos Leadership Institute.

Alexander Korogodsky

Alexander Korogodsky
Avanade, Data & AI Practice Lead

Alex leads the Data and Applied Intelligence practice at Avanade. He has 20+ years of experience delivering digital strategy and insights-driven transformations. Alex helps organisations drive profitable growth through process improvements leveraging AI and advanced analytics. Clients include major transnational corporations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Chris Russo

Chris Russo
Avanade, Business Development

Chris is the host of Avanade’s podcast series “What’s Your Take.” Chris has worked with medical and biotech clients to realise the power of the Microsoft platform to enable improved patient experiences, insights and care. Prior to joining Avanade, Chris worked for Capgemini and Gartner.


Rethink Healthcare for a Digital Future

5 priorities to improve the care experience, power collaboration and
inspire new insights.

Keeping clinicians productive

Increase collaboration while social distancing with Virtual Rounding and Virtual Huddle boards.

Helping your administrators

Speed up processing and reduce complexity with our Discharge Planning tool.

Next steps

Find out how our insights can be applied to help your business realise results.

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