Technology Record - Issue 32: Spring 2024

132 FEATURE We asked selected partners to share how they are using Microsoft technology to help health and social care providers deliver services and benefits to citizens in a more cost effective, efficient and personalised way Partner perspectives Nicky Furlong Northern Europe Director, Public Sector Health and Life Sciences, SAS “By combining SAS’s analytics capabilities with Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure, we empower governments and organisations to optimise a wide range of social benefit programmes. Together, we use analytics and AI to erase the friction points between data, insights, and action, enabling efficient data management, real-time insights and predictive modelling. This allows us to identify fraud more effectively and optimise decision-making processes. The combined expertise of SAS and Microsoft fosters innovation and effectiveness in delivering streamlined social benefits to communities worldwide. Ultimately, our synergy saves lives and money, while improving efficiency and increasing service levels.” Adrian Hodgson Senior Director, Global Alliances, Crestron “Healthcare providers want the tools to help them save time on routine tasks, so they have more capacity for essential tasks. Crestron provides Microsoft Teams-certified video conferencing tools to allow health and social care providers to schedule video calls for routine follow-up conversations and quick check ins, saving all parties involved valuable time. Since reliability is paramount in care environments, the Crestron XiO Cloud Management Platform can be used to manage and deploy the video conferencing solutions, minimising the downtime.”