Microsoft announces two new additions to the Microsoft Healthcare organization

Last year, Microsoft announced several new health care related initiatives and solutions to help health industry partners and organizations to use intelligent technology to improve the lives of people around the world. Microsoft’s Healthcare NExT initiative integrated research and health technology product development, and also established a new model at Microsoft for strategic health industry partnerships. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a number of solutions, projects and AI accelerators as a continuation of last year’s announcements. Today, Microsoft announced two new additions to the Microsoft Healthcare organization.

  • Former CEO of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system Jim Weinstein is joining Microsoft as Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare, Head of Innovation and Health Equity. He will work closely with healthcare organizations on strategies and policies that enable the industry’s move to the cloud.
  • Former Verily/Google Life Sciences executive Joshua Mandel is joining Microsoft as Chief Architect, Microsoft Healthcare. He will work closely with the same organizations and the open standards community to lay the groundwork for an open cloud architecture and interoperability.

“Jim and Josh join us at an exciting time, as healthcare processes undergo a digital transformation. This transformation has created a wealth of healthcare data that has potential to help identify diseases earlier, create and improve treatments and improve the lives of patients across the globe,” Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare.

Source: Microsoft