Microsoft and NHS Digital to provide new clinical capabilities through Teams
By Owen Hughes, Digital Health
Microsoft and NHS Digital are introducing new clinical applications to Teams to support NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
In just a few weeks Teams has been made available to 1,275,000 NHS staff with an NHSmail account, in one of the most rapid roll-outs of a new digital platform ever undertaken in the NHS.
New capabilities that will now be layered on Teams include “virtual visits” that will allow doctors to schedule video appointments with patients at a given time, as well video-consultation trolleys that allow NHS staff working in isolation rooms to communicate with colleagues outside.