Microsoft Teams embraces healthcare professionals with latest updates
Microsoft Teams is beefing up its healthcare bona fides with a trio of new features.
Microsoft today debuted a trio of new features for Microsoft Teams, aimed at giving healthcare workers a secure way to communicate urgent messages and integrate electronic health records in their communications.
One of the biggest additions is support for priority notifications. Currently in private preview, priority notifications allow an urgent message to send alerts to the recipient every two minutes for up to 20 minutes, Microsoft says. Bolstering priority notifications is message delegation, which allows the recipient of an urgent message to delegate it to another person if they can't take action on it right away.
Today's rollout also includes the option to integrate electronic health records built with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard with Teams. From Microsoft:
FHIR-based electronic health records can now be integrated with Teams. Priority notifications are currently in private preview, while message delegation will be coming soon.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl.