Tech giants like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft are pushing deeper into healthcare as more health services go online, AI becomes a key part of drug research, and doctors start monitoring patients’ health from home.
Microsoft for its part has organized its cloud, AI, and research expertise to find healthcare-specific uses for its technology. With Peter Lee at the helm, the healthcare team is defining the tech giant’s evolving strategy and has bold ambitions to reinvent how doctors deliver medicine.
One of its biggest projects to date is “Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare,” the company’s first cloud kit designed specifically for the needs of one industry. From its Teams chat app to storage, the service will include versions of existing products as well as new ones, like transcribing tools for doctors.
It’s evidence of Microsoft’s new strategy — tailoring its tech tools for specific industries — to grow its all-important cloud