Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

Digital marketer who is passionate about the positive and transformative power of technology.

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Marianne Dahl

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dacadoo: opening the digital door to a healthier future and a better world

“530 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci attempted to define the quality of human life. Fast forward half a millennium and we are doing the same thing – just with different technology.” Much like Da Vinci, Peter Ohnemus has grand ambitions for the role he can play in shaping human history. The CEO of global health […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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City of Liège: Facilitating decision making in difficult times

For many organizations, social-distancing measures brought about by COVID-19 have drastically slowed day-to-day operations – and for some, even stopped them altogether. But for local governments across Europe, like the Belgian city of Liège, slowing down hasn’t been an option.  From supporting citizens and businesses to protecting frontline workers, Liège city had to quickly provide stability during this crisis and ensure important decisions could still be made in a democratic […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Northwest Clinics: A new era in virtual healthcare

“I am generally quite modest – I don’t like to brag about my achievements too much. But in this case, I want to make an exception. I want to tell the world what we have done.” For Ed de Myttenaere, CIO at Northwest Clinics hospital (Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep) in the Netherlands, breaking with tradition is becoming increasingly normal. In responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, his team have implemented a virtual consultation solution that has the potential to redefine […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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HUS: sharing data securely to make life-saving decisions

Illnesses and diseases don’t often play fair – an unfortunate truth that was proved by the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, heavily hitting healthcare organizations with challenges the world hadn’t seen in a century. Hospitals needed a rapid response to reduce spreading the virus without affecting patient care. A high-pressure situation for any institution, but […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Maasstad Hospital: Working as one medical team during a crisis

In times of crisis, an organization looks to its leadership for guidance. As COVID-19 spread through Europe in early 2020, Maasstad Ziekenhuis Hospital CEO Peter Langenbach had planned to lead his hospital’s crisis response as he would any other – being present and visible, leadership traits instilled in him during his time in the Dutch […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Mayo County Council: holding a community together with technology

“The ongoing health emergency has led to new ways of working for organisations all over the world,” says Frank O’Donnell, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Ireland. In responding to COVID-19, workers across all industries have been forced to adapt their daily routines. But when the services your organisation offers are vital to people’s health and […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How to digitally transform citizen services

“Having a website, call centre and information desk isn’t enough. Citizen services need to be streamlined to empower citizens and government employees alike.” The eBook ‘The digital transformation of citizen services’ is honest in its appraisal of the urgent challenge facing governments worldwide, whose citizens expect their digital experiences to match the quality of those […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How public health and social services can deliver better care with secure digital solutions

The mission of Public Health and Social Services organisations is to provide the right services to the right citizens at the right time. But how can that be achieved against a backdrop of increasing regulation, growing demand for services and shrinking budgets? That’s the challenge that the IDC white paper ‘Transforming Public Health and Social […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How technology is revolutionising care for patients with chronic conditions

“I could never have imagined that the monitoring system I had developed for patients with chronic heart disease would one day play a role in the war against a global pandemic.” José Paulo Carvalho, Founding Partner of Portuguese telehealth company Hope Care, explains how technology he has been developing for more than six years – HCAlert […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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