Office 365 - a must have for your device in healthcare (plus get a free trial!)

It's a fact many healthcare professionals are looking to use portable devices much more in their daily work. This means there is a big shift taking place from old desktop-friendly applications to those which work on tablets and even on multiple devices. After all, Office 365 lends itself to touch devices but can also be used on non-touch PCs with no problem.

So while many individuals are champing at the bit to use their portable device in their healthcare organisations, it's the organisations themselves who also need to make sure their systems can support and encourage mobile working.

For health organisations of all sizes, Office 365 can help you transform complex, time consuming operations into efficient, collaborative, information-driven processes in the cloud.

Connect the healthcare ecosystem

With the rich collaboration capabilities of Lync Online and SharePoint Online, stakeholders throughout the continuum of care can share sensitive data securely using your organisation’s existing unified communications tools. With Exchange Online, users can access and manage work schedules, email messages, contacts, and calendars on nearly any device. Powerful web-based tools simplify online deployments for your IT department. Microsoft runs Office 365 on a global network of data centres, with guaranteed 99.9-percent uptime, geo-redundancy, and built-in disaster recovery to help provide the robust security and reliability your data requires.

Address your compliance requirements

Microsoft products and services, along with the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), can help organisations address compliance requirements. Microsoft Office 365 supports the following where applicable and/or possible:

  • ISO 27001 (International Organisation for Standardisation)
  • EU Safe Harbor
  • EU Model Clauses
  • Data Processing Agreement

Reduce operational costs and complexity

​In today’s budget-conscious climate, streamlined IT operations in the cloud gives you more time to focus on improving the quality of medical services.

For care providers, Microsoft and partner solutions help connect disparate systems, processes, and data sources with a single user interface for accessing multiple clinical and informational systems. Automating daily functions and extending workflows help to minimise human error and keep information moving, supporting timely decision-making and action.

Office 365 and a free trial

To get a free trial of Office 365, please go to the free trial webpage.

If you'd like to find out more about Office 365's features then please go to the Office 365 website.

Plus we have a great set of pages about healthcare IT solutions on our UK website including:

Flexible Workstyle with Windows 8

 Microsoft Windows 8 and flexible workstyle solutions transform the way health professionals collaborate, access, and use information and applications.


 Microsoft collaboration solutions help you connect devices, data, systems, and processes to help you provide quality care and services to patients and citizens.

Information Modernisation

 Electronic medical records, imaging, business intelligence, and portals using Microsoft technology in the cloud, deployed on-premises, or as a combination.

Secure and Connected Infrastructure

 Connect systems, data, processes, and devices to improve information management and communication and help enable better, more efficient care.

Electronic Medical Records

 Microsoft solutions let you get the most from your electronic medical records (EMRs) system to help improve patient outcomes and clinical efficiency.


By Howard
Content and Communities Manager
Microsoft Public Sector Team