Feel better with freebies for modern healthcare providers


Welcome to the Modern Healthcare Provider’s guide to free Microsoft resources in Canada. Like our recent posts for retailers and manufacturers, this guide assembles many of the recent ebooks, videos, software trials, customer stories, and useful links from Microsoft—all in one place. You can use these resources to inspire and inform your organization’s digital transformation strategy.

Free ebooks

A Digital TransformationIn A Digital Transformation in Health, Dr. Simon Kos—Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft—discusses the digital revolution in healthcare and the role Microsoft plays today in the industry. Link here.



Predictive clinical analyticsPredictive: Clinical Analytics explores how you can better manage the growing complexity and volume of data created in healthcare. Discover how health organizations use Cortana Intelligence Suite and Power BI. Link here.



Connected virtual healthConnected: Virtual Health explores how virtual health solutions can connect clinicians, care teams, and patients through a single, secure, and compliant platform. Link here.



Insight operational analyticsInsight: Operational Analytics explores how teams can use analytics to improve care. This ebook outlines the differences between clinical, operational, diagnostic, descriptive, and predictive analytics. Link here



Building cybersecurityBuilding Rigor into Cybersecurity offer healthcare organizations a step-by-step plan to improve their cybersecurity and stay compliant. Features links to multiple other ebooks and case studies. Link here




Events on-demandZero Suicide

The Meet “Zero Suicide” Goals Using Digital Health Technology webinar features a conversation about emerging suicide prevention strategies with Jennifer Armstrong, Vice President, Customer Engagement Operations at Centerstone—one of America’s largest, community-based mental health and addiction service-providers. Jennifer explains how mobile and other technologies support the Zero Suicide program by keeping people at risk engaged and by providing a data-driven approach to improving their wellbeing. Link here.

Canadian success stories

British Columbia transforms healthcare in remote communities with Surface Pro

CAE VimedixAR transforms medical education with Microsoft HoloLens

Hôpital Montfort builds a case for better healthcare with Power BI

Kinetisense revolutionizes sports rehabilitation with the help of Kinect, Azure, and the Microsoft Cloud

Novari Health improves access to care for patients across Canada using the Microsoft Cloud

University of Ottawa Heart Institute gains new insight to improve care, increase efficiency, and facilitate research with Azure cloud services and Power BI

Software trials

Office 365 empowers teams with the latest versions of classic apps, like Word and Excel, plus great business services, like email and video conferencing. Microsoft offers trials of Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. (Requires registration) Link here.

Dynamics 365 for Operations empowers manufacturers to work smarter with connected operations. Integrate and then optimize your planning, management, scheduling, and cost management. Microsoft offers a free 30-day trial. (Requires registration) Link here

Azure empowers technical pros to build, deploy, and manage technical solutions leveraging Microsoft’s global network of hyperscale datacentres. The Azure free account includes $250 credit to spend for 30 days and free Azure products for 12 months. (Requires registration) Link here.

Get expert help

Talk to a Microsoft Certified Partner about what you want to do or dream of doing. Microsoft has built the largest network of certified IT experts—over 10,000 third-party solution-providers in Canada alone. These professionals have the knowledge and practical business smarts to help you take advantage of the cloud. If you’re not already working with an IT company, you can search for a local Microsoft Certified Partner here.


Helpful links

Microsoft Canada’s Enterprise Health Industry page

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

@Health_IT The official worldwide Microsoft in Healthcare Twitter page.


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