Where Microsoft is headed in healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Microsoft has been on the forefront of supporting healthcare delivery and services during the pandemic, and on May 20 rolled out its cloud for healthcare offering.

The company reported 34 million healthcare interactions on Microsoft Teams during the pandemic and has co-developed healthcare-specific solutions with partners including the CDC, Allscripts, Humana, Renton, Wash.-based Providence, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Nuance. In its partnership with Humana, the company aims to reimagine healthcare for the aging population; it also hopes to transform healthcare delivery through its WBA partnership.

To support operational efficiency and combat provider burnout, Microsoft also developed a chatbot for diagnostic purposes and artificial intelligence that can generate documentation and paperwork.

Microsoft also offers Marketplace, an online platform that offers Azure-optimized apps and services for healthcare clients to test and deploy new tools, according to a CB Insights report. The featured apps include Innovaccer — Data Activation Platform, COVID-19 Healthcare Bot from WinWire and PulmoAi from ElectrifAi.

Where could Microsoft be headed next?

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