This blog post was co-authored by John Doyle, Director of Cloud & AI for Microsoft Healthcare
From improving clinical decision making to better managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) applied to health and medicine are undeniable. 2021 is expected to be a year where health systems make unprecedented investments in AI to improve quality, reduce costs, and create more personalized experiences for patients and health consumers alike.
It is against this backdrop that KLAS Research recently named Microsoft as having the strongest perceived Healthcare AI offering among large, cross-industry players. In its report, Decision Insights—Healthcare AI, half of respondents who shared perceptions of Microsoft believe we have a strong healthcare AI offering. The report also gives high marks to other data and AI companies leveraging Microsoft Azure as part of their AI offerings including Epic, Health Catalyst, Jvion, and KenSci. The report goes on to say that health organizations feel Microsoft has more healthcare expertise than the other cross-industry vendors, and calls out the benefits of Azure AI infrastructure and platform being integrated with other highly adopted Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Teams.