Use a healthcare team templates

Templates allow you to quickly and easily create teams by providing a predefined template of settings, channels, and pre-installed apps.

For healthcare organizations, templates can be especially powerful, as they provide structure for users to become oriented with how to effectively use Microsoft Teams. Templates also allow administrators to deploy consistent teams across their organizations. This article is for you if you're responsible for planning, deploying, and managing multiple teams across your healthcare organization.

Choose a method for creating teams with the team healthcare templates:

Who Method to use:
Admins and IT Professionals Use the Teams admin center to create teams based on the healthcare team templates.
Developers and systems integrators Use the Microsoft Graph to create a team based on the healthcare team templates.

Use the team templates in the admin center

Microsoft Teams admins can use the Teams admin center to create teams with the team templates. We currently offer two first-party healthcare templates that you can use for a variety of situations. To learn more about team templates in general, see Get started with team templates in the admin center.

Collaborate on patient care

Streamline healthcare communication and collaboration within a ward, pod, or department. The template can be used to facilitate patient management and operational needs of a ward.

Base template type baseTemplateId Properties that come with this base template
Collaborate on patient care healthcareWard Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Huddles
  • Rounds
  • Staffing
  • Training
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists

Hospital

Streamline communication and collaboration between multiple wards, pods, and departments within a hospital. This template includes a set of base channels for hospital operations, and can be self-extended to include specialties, ad-hoc.

Base template type baseTemplateId Properties that come with this base template
Hospital healthcareHospital Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Compliance
  • Custodial
  • Human resources
  • Pharmacy
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists

Use the team templates with the Microsoft Graph

Developers can use the Microsoft Graph to create teams with the team templates. We currently offer two first-party healthcare templates that you can use for a variety of situations. To learn more about team templates in general, see Get started with team templates. And for information about team templates and the Microsoft Graph, see Microsoft Teams API overview and teamsTemplate resource type.

Ward template

The ward template is meant for communication and collaboration within a ward, pod, or department. The template can be used to facilitate patient management, as well as the operational needs of a ward. For example, ward announcements can be posted in the Announcements channel and shifts can be managed in Staffing. If you're looking to streamline your ward operations, then this template is for you.

Base Template Type baseTemplateId Baseline Template channels
Healthcare - Ward https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/
teamsTemplates('healthcareWard')
Announcements*
Huddles*
Rounds*
Staffing*
Training*

* Auto-favorited

Hospital template

The hospital template is meant for communication and collaboration between multiple wards, pods, and departments within a hospital. Included in this template are several operational channels including Announcements, Custodial, and Pharmacy, but we also provide a script below which extends the template with a variety of additional department or specialty-centric channels that you can add to, delete from, or edit to your liking. For example, if you have an Endocrinology department, but don't need a channel for Ophthalmology, then the script can be adapted to include an Endocrinology channel and remove the Ophthalmology channel. We recommend that these specialty or ward-modeled channels not be auto-favorited to avoid notification saturation. Users generally favorite any channels that they find relevant.

Base Template Type baseTemplateId Baseline Template channels
Healthcare - Hospital https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/
teamsTemplates('healthcareHospital')
Announcements*
Compliance*
Custodial
Human Resources
Pharmacy

* Auto-favorited

How to use first-party templates

To use these templates, simply change the 'template@odata.bind' property in the request body from 'standard' to the TemplateIDs above. For more information on how to deploy team templates, see the Microsoft Graph article on how to create a Team.

Note

The channels in the template will automatically be created under the General Tab.

Example: Hospital template extension script

{ 
          "template@odata.bind": "https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/teamsTemplates('healthcareHospital')",
          "DisplayName": "Contoso Hospital",
          "Description": "Team for all staff in Contoso Hospital",
          "Channels": [
            {
              "displayName": "Ambulatory",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Anesthesiology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Cardiology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "CCU",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Ear, Nose, and Throat",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Emergency Care",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Family Medicine",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Gynecology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "ICU",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Mother-Baby",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            }, 
            {
              "displayName": "Neonatal",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Neurology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Oncology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Ophthalmology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "PACU",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Psychiatric",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Radiology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Rehabilitation",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Surgical",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Urology",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            },
            {
              "displayName": "Women's Health",
              "IsFavoriteByDefault": false
            }
          ],
          "Apps": [
            {
              "Id": "1542629c-01b3-4a6d-8f76-1938b779e48d"
            }
          ]
          }

Get started with team templates

Get started with team for Healthcare organizations