Microsoft extends reach into healthcare: 13 things to know

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Microsoft launched significant healthcare products in the last year and deepened existing partnerships to support healthcare providers during the pandemic.

Hospitals across the U.S. use Microsoft's cloud service, Azure, and its Teams function to store data and coordinate projects. Both functions have been more critical than ever during COVID-19 case spikes.

1. Allscripts launched an updated EHR platform, Sunrise 20.0, which runs on Microsoft Azure. The two companies have a long-standing partnership, which they expanded in November.

2. Microsoft deployed its artificial intelligence models to detect cancerous tumors in CT scans at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England, on Dec. 9. The hospital has been collaborating at Microsoft's Cambridge Research Lab for eight years before launching the tool.

3. Durham, N.C.-based Duke University researchers partnered with Microsoft to create...

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