Microsoft’s new data & AI solution for healthcare

Microsoft's data & AI infusion can harness the potential of hospital data, says Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President for Azure + Industry at Microsoft

Hospitals create 50 petabytes of siloed data every year, 97% of which remains unused, according to the World Economic Forum. Yet this data has so much potential to change the healthcare sector for the better, if it can be analysed. Now, Microsoft has announced new data and AI solutions, which will help healthcare businesses to put their focus on upgrading patient experiences and that of the healthcare professionals taking care of them.


Unifying data and transforming healthcare with Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is an industry-specific data solution, on Microsoft Fabric, which unifies data. The healthcare-specific data solutions offered by Fabric aim to minimise the time-consuming task of uniting disconnected, multimodal health data sources (from text, to videos). Alternatively, Microsoft Fabric offers a secure way for businesses to analyse and visualise data-driven insights within their business.

Microsoft Fabric offers those in the healthcare sector:

  • The opportunity to combine data from siloed sources
  • Take MedTech data from one format to another
  • A data foundation where healthcare professionals can build scalable solutions, to advance the process of uncovering clinical insights, to ensure better patient experiences.

“A new de-identification service will allow organisations to de-identify clinical data, keeping patient-protected health information (PHI) private by using machine learning models to extract, redact or surrogate identifiers while unlocking insights from unstructured data, such as doctor’s notes, medical documents and clinical trial studies,” explains Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Azure + Industry at Microsoft. “In addition, through healthcare-specific pre-built classification rules, labels and data glossaries in Microsoft Purview (preview), healthcare organisations can govern, protect and manage their entire data estate.”


Strategy, Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft

Mike J. Walker is the Executive Director, Strategy, Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft. He spoke exclusively with Healthcare Digital about his role. 

“I have had the good fortune of having multiple roles at Microsoft where – like my role in healthcare – I ran our financial services business, working with our product teams, and directly with customers and standards bodies.”

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