Microsoft and UPMC Partner to Expand Clinical Analytics Infrastructure | Financial Buzz

Microsoft and UPMC Partner to Expand Clinical Analytics Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and UPMC has announced a five-year partnership focused on expanding and modernizing the health system’s data management, warehousing and analytics infrastructure to improve patient care.  “We’re on a quest to become a true data-driven organization, a ‘learning health system,’” said Oscar Marroquin, MD, chief healthcare data and analytics officer at UPMC, in the press release. “We can do this only if analytics are embedded in everything that we do – from the executive suite to our clinicians at the bedside.”

Microsoft will provide UPMC with cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to the health system’s clinical analytics team.  “This agreement with Microsoft will allow Oscar and his team to do their work in a faster, more scalable and more sustainable way in the years to come, transforming care for patients,” said Chris Carmody, chief technology officer at UPMC, in the press release. “By modernizing our analytics platform, we’ll also be better able to support expansion and innovation in our Health Plan and other divisions.”

“Our clinical analytics team enables, with data, the work of all our service lines, service centers and departments,” Marroquin explained. “They partner in a ‘hand and glove’ relationship that starts with data-driven identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of our clinical programs, regardless of where the care is delivered.”

Opt-into our eNewsletter NOW! For the Latest Trending Financial News Topics in Cannabis, Tech, Biotechs, Precious Metals, Energy, Renewable Energy and much more!