Microsoft just announced that they’ve hired two seasoned healthcare industry personnel to help them in their Healthcare NExT initiative. The initiative’s goal is to advance healthcare innovation through artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
Jim Weinstein, former CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, joins Microsoft as Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare, Head of Innovation and Health Equity. In this new position, he will be working closely on the front line of healthcare delivery, partnering with organizations to support health systems and clinicians as they transition to the cloud.
Joshua Mandel, former leader of health IT at Verily (Google Life Sciences), will join Microsoft as the Chief Architect of Microsoft Healthcare. He will work with partners, customers, and the community to build the foundation for open cloud architecture and become more interoperable and agile.
For the past two years, Microsoft has been working to move doctors to the cloud by creating cloud-based patient profiles. This progress will ultimately benefit all members of the healthcare team, allowing them to have more face-to-face time with their patients and improve how they provide care.
Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Healthcare, says, “We are taking concrete steps with an initial ‘blueprint’ intended to standardize the process for the compliant, privacy-preserving movement of a patient’s personal health information to the cloud and the automated tracking of its exposure to machine learning and data science.”
He is looking forward to sharing more information about the company’s healthcare initiatives later this year.
Read the full article by Microsoft here.