Microsoft Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Management Platform; this is all you need to know

New Delhi: With COVID-19 vaccines soon to be available globally, Microsoft has launched a vaccine management platform for healthcare and government customers.

A handful of Microsoft partners, including Accenture, Avanade, EY, and Mazik Global, are working on vaccine management offerings that use Microsoft’s cloud services.

“To achieve the goal of efficient, equitable and safe delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine, the key to success will be close collaboration between agencies and partners,” Microsoft said in a statement Friday night.

“It is imperative that implementations are delivered on time and customized to meet the needs of each government and healthcare customer.”

Microsoft partners are actively working with customers to implement vaccine management solutions that enable registration capabilities for patients and providers, phased scheduling for vaccines, streamlined reporting, and management dashboards with analytics and forecasts.

“At Microsoft, we have been working with public and private sector organizations around the world to help support this monumental task of delivering vaccines as quickly as possible, but also safely and fairly,” said David Shaw, chief medical officer. and VP Healthcare, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft.

Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) has deployed more than 230 COVID-19 emergency response missions around the world since the pandemic began in March, including recent commitments to ensure the equitable, safe, and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

MCS has developed an offering, the Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution (VRAS), which advances the capabilities of its COVID-19 solution portfolio and enables compliant management of resident assessment, registration, and phased scheduling for the distribution of vaccines.

It enables tracking and reporting of immunization progress through secure data exchange using industry standards such as Health Level Seven (HL7), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), and open APIs.

“Health care providers and pharmacies can monitor and report on the effectiveness of specific vaccine batches, and health administrators can easily summarize the achievement of vaccine implementation goals in large population groups,” the company said.