New mental health clinic will install Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Bethesda Health Care’s new mental health clinic in Cockburn, Australia, will become one of the first medical facilities in the country to install Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare as its patient administration system (PAS), with support from Microsoft partner Velrada .

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare leverages the capabilities of Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, and Microsoft 365 to provide clinical staff with a complete history of care and support provided and offered to a patient, with patient consent.

“The cloud-based system enables the exchange of an incredible amount of important data from multiple operational and clinical sources, creating more connected consumer experiences, where the consumer controls what is shared and with whom it is shared” , said Dr. Neale Fong, CEO of Bethesda.

The new PAS brings together protected health information from disparate systems to create a single, comprehensive patient record, also known as a longitudinal record. This data is then able to support clinical insights, data analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence training potential.

“Velrada is able to leverage our industry knowledge and expertise and work closely with Microsoft and the Bethesda team to design and implement an exciting solution that will change the way mental health services are provided, where the consumer and healthcare practitioners can work together for better health outcomes,” said Jennifer Evans, director of Velrada.

The purpose-built facility will include a wellness center, consultation rooms and 45 overnight beds, which will be expanded to 75 beds in 2023. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will be able to track a patient’s care plan. patient both as an inpatient and an outpatient of the wellness center. centre, informing the patient.

A key goal and unique aspect of this approach offered by Velrada, Bethesda and Microsoft is making transitions from community to inpatient and back to community care as seamless as possible for consumers, patients and their loved ones,” said said Dr. Nic Woods, Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft Australia. “This is a huge step in supporting care for often very complex needs and one that Microsoft is very proud to deliver with Bethesda and Velrada.”