Foxo vs Microsoft Teams
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Foxo vs Microsoft Teams

If your healthcare organisation is reviewing Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) as a communication tool, it’s important to compare the added benefits of a platform that’s been purpose-built for the healthcare industry.

We often see Foxo running in parallel with MS Teams. Foxo is a clinically driven workflow platform with messaging and file-sharing embedded. It's these features that prompt this discussion.

In this review, we take a deep dive into functionality, return on investment, and organisational gains both Microsoft Teams and Foxo present healthcare organisations.

Overview

Microsoft Teams (MS Teams)

A robust and feature-rich platform integrated with various Microsoft Apps, MS Teams presents enterprise organisations operating in a Microsoft-centric environment with a comprehensive messaging and file-sharing tool. Read more 


Foxo

Foxo’s free tier comes with the familiar communication tools of Microsoft Teams. Features such as messaging, file sharing, and video conferencing come standard.

Foxo is a platform designed and built to connect healthcare providers and organisations. It is underpinned by clinical environments and workflows while Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration application built for all industries.

The outlined below covers the main points of difference between the two applications.

Feature Breakdown

 

Network

Foxo seamlessly brings together individuals spanning departments and organisations into one easy to use and access desktop or mobile app. Unlike Microsoft teams, Foxo is a secure network restricted to the healthcare industry. Our users can get operational in minutes at no cost on their own accord. All users of Foxo undergo mandatory verification to establish their identity. This provides you with the confidence you are working with the right person.

 

Security and Privacy

Foxo has met all the requirements of clinical software in healthcare. We go above and beyond the minimum requirements of storing and transmitting data. We are HIPAA (American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation - Europe) compliant.

Unlike Microsoft Teams, Multi-factor authentication comes packaged in Foxo’s free version, this adds a layer of security to any account. Foxo mobile users can utilise a 4-digit pin to secure their account to add an additional layer of security.

The Foxo platform is accessible to the healthcare industry only. This means clinical information is restricted to your network of verified healthcare contacts. 

Foxo has been built with a ‘privacy and security first’ mindset in conjunction with leading privacy lawyers and security experts. All patient data and user data is encrypted at rest and in transit using enterprise-grade encryption protocols. Read more on security.

 

Business to Business

Foxo enables organisations to seamlessly connect, ingest information, cases, patients, referrals, and bookings for reporting, triaging or escalation. This powerful interoperable layer adds significant value to organisations wanting to improve business to business service delivery, address referral leakage or improve the patient experience.

 

Live Referrals

Businesses and individuals can send and accept referrals using Foxo’s live referral workflow. Live referrals take traditional one-way referrals and add a real-time communication layer to enable instant messaging, file sharing, and video calls. See how this is impacting the patient experience and organisational efficiencies.

 

Multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs)

Foxo’s all-in-one solution removes the need to set up, configure and integrate various platforms to effectively host an MDT. Within Foxo’s MDT environment, attendees from various organisations can share files, messages, collaborate and talk on video conference within a secure patient-centric worklist environment.

 

Integrations

Foxo’s Engineering Team takes a partnered approach to clinical integrations. Unlike MS Teams where integrations are self-service (development and maintenance are on you), Foxo enables deep functionality embedded within the clinical software interface. This seamlessly connects your systems, people, and network to present clinical and commercial use cases across various specialties and clerical settings. 

 

Price

Both platforms have free and paid subscription plans:

Microsoft - To benefit from Microsoft’s ecosystem (Office tools), you’ll be paying at least $17.20 per user per month with a lock-in 12-month contract.

Foxo - Foxo’s free tier includes the communication functionality of Microsoft Teams, in addition to clinical environments and workflows (bookings, handovers). Upgrading to Foxo’s Enterprise tier includes clinical integrations, structured teams-based environments, revenue-generating features, and onboarding workshops. The paid tier comes standard with no lock-in contracts (month to month). It is competitively modelled around volume-based pricing that is negotiated depending on environment, implementation requirements and volume.

 

Conclusion

When it comes to functionality, integrations, storage, cost, security and privacy, Foxo ticks all the boxes as a cost-effective, powerful enterprise solution for healthcare organisations. Microsoft Teams get a worthy mention with their Word and Excel integrations (and other Office applications), but lacks bespoke clinical workflows, environments, and workflows designed to empower and connect healthcare organisations. 

This is where Foxo excels, making it a strong contender for any healthcare organisation wanting to implement a transformative platform independently or in parallel with MS Teams.

How does Foxo compare?

 
As a purpose-built platform, Foxo ticks all the boxes for compliant clinical communication

 

  Foxo MS
Teams
HIPAA Compliant
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#, $ 
GDPR Compliant
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Deep clinical integrations with clinical systems
Clinical Environments for healthcare professionals
Clinical Workflows for Healthcare businesses
Images NOT Stored on Phone
Australian Data residency
$
Recall shared clinical information
Does not share user data with Facebook
Purpose-built for Healthcare
Referrals & Bookings


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= Enterprise Tier required.
# = Development required

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