MICROSOFT, UPMC Collaborate to build 3 DIGITAL HOSPITALS - Digital Intent

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

MICROSOFT, UPMC Collaborate to build 3 DIGITAL HOSPITALS




The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery networks in the US, announced a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to collaborate on the design of three "digitally-based specialty hospitals." The hospitals will focus on innovative treatments for cancer, heart diseases, transplantation, diseases of aging, vision restoration, and rehabilitation.

Digital hospitals seek greater efficiency and lower costs through the integration of connected devices and other technologies. 

Microsoft is likely hoping these partnerships will open up new opportunities in digital health. Digital health is having a profound effect on healthcare, and the opportunity for cost saving and improved efficiency for providers is propelling spending. For 2017, digital health funding is projected to reach $7 billion, up from $6.4 billion in 2016, according to Accenture. 

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