Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has been honoured by Microsoft with the Qatar Digital Transformation Award. 
The award was presented during a special ceremony that distinguished the country’s most innovative organisations in the field of digital transformation.
Microsoft Digital Transformation Awards recognise organisations and entities that are playing a leading role in driving successful digitisation initiatives that result in better engagement of customers, empowered employees, optimised operations and reinvented
products and services.
HMC was awarded the Digital Transformation Award for rolling out an intelligent security platform and implementing platforms that empower employees and care teams to do more with fewer resources, it has said in a statement.
“HMC started the journey to a secure modern digital workplace to empower employees and care teams to be more productive and to do more with less. HMC’s modern digital workplace creates experiences that put our people at the center and provide the collaborative, intelligent and secure experience required for today’s fast-paced work environment,” said Richard Storey, chief of the Health Information and Communications Technology Department at HMC.

Richard Storey

“We started rolling out an intelligent security platform for HMC employees with Windows 10 upgrades, diverse Office 365 services and a secure collaboration tool using Microsoft Teams. We believe that Microsoft Teams can streamline communication and collaboration,
and improve the efficiency and success of our care teams. With Windows 10 and Advanced Threat Protection, Enterprise Mobility, Security and Office 365, we achieved the high level of agility, manageability and security that we were looking for to support our journey,” added Storey.
Microsoft Teams is a unified communications platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration. 
Lana Khalaf, general manager of Microsoft Qatar, said the award recognises the success of organisations who have taken a leap in their digital transformation journey.
“Qatar National Vision 2030 aims to transform the country into an advanced society that is capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people. Technological innovation is an integral part of this effort,” said Khalaf. “The customers we celebrate with these awards are remarkable examples of how the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge can be leveraged to innovate and get ahead of the curve to gain a competitive advantage in a digital-first world.”
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