Microsoft Healthcare Bot brings conversational AI to healthcare

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Today we announced the general availability of the Microsoft Healthcare Bot in the Azure Marketplace. The Microsoft Healthcare Bot is a cloud service that powers conversational AI for healthcare. It's designed to empower healthcare organizations to build and deploy compliant, AI-powered virtual health assistants and chatbots that help them put more information in the hands of their users, enable self-service, drive better outcomes, and reduce costs. The close collaboration with our preview partners, including Premera Blue Cross, Quest Diagnostics, and Advocate Aurora Heath, helped identify diverse use cases that address the needs and expectations of healthcare organizations. We now have a better understanding of what's important to our partners, and how to evolve the product by focusing on key differentiating features.


Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market 2017 – IBM, NEC, Nuance, Ipsoft Microsoft Corp – First News Service

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Fujitsu secures 32 million euro deal to push Finnish smart healthcare projects

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Fujitsu has secured a deal worth 32 million euros to tackle and transform Finland's social and healthcare systems and improve their efficiency through smart technologies. Announced on Thursday, the agreement, taking place between the tech giant and government bodies in Finland, will see the creation of a unified healthcare patient records and ERP system in the Helsinki area. The project, dubbed "Apotti," will be based on Fujitsu's Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology, in which local Helsinki governments in the regions of Vantaa, Kirkkonummi, and Kauniainen and the hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) will migrate and connect various healthcare and social care data streams into one source. HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers Why finance craves big data: A perfect storm of disruption and opportunity What else is coming in Windows 10 IoT Core with the Creators Update? HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers What else is coming in Windows 10 IoT Core with the Creators Update?


Microsoft Health Bot Project - AI At Work For Your Patients

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The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service empowers healthcare organizations to build and deploy an AI-powered, compliant, conversational healthcare experience at scale. The service combines built-in medical intelligence with natural language capabilities, extensibility tools and compliance constructs, allowing healthcare organizations such as Providers, Payers, Pharma, HMOs, Telehealth to give people access to trusted and relevant healthcare services and information. Premera Blue Cross is reducing calls to call centers by implementing an intelligent healthcare virtual assistant. Aurora Health Care is helping patients easily triage symptoms and locate nearby care centers.


Microsoft Places Bid in the AI Gold Rush with New Healthcare Team

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"At Microsoft, we're confident that many aspects of the IT foundations for healthcare will move from on premise doctors' offices and clinics to live in the cloud. We ask the questions: Can we take advantage of this huge sea change in healthcare to unlock the innovation potential in healthcare data? Can we work as a community to ensure that we don't simply re-create the same data silos that we have today?"