Microsoft Collaborates With Healthcare Institutions To Apply And Improve AI Solutions in Medicine

By Thea Felicity

Mar 12, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

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Earlier this year, VCPost reported that doctors expressed hope that AI in medicine can help reduce their administrative tasks, therefore alleviating their burnout. Now, Microsoft is making strides in the healthcare industry with a new collaboration.

In their press release, Microsoft reveals their plan to join forces with Stanford Medicine to develop a smart AI tool called Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience Copilot (or DAX Copilot for short) for doctors. This tool will make it easier for doctors to do their paperwork and spend more time with patients.

Doctors who have already tried the AI tool say it's simple to use and saves them a lot of time.

WellSpan Health, another healthcare organization using DAX Copilot, testified that it made doctor-patient visits smoother, whether it's in person or over the internet. This new AI in medicine also helps doctors take notes without getting distracted so they can focus on their patients. 

Other users like Cognizant revealed Microsoft's AI tools help healthcare providers do their jobs better. At the same time, the American Medical Association reported ease in connecting doctors and startups to make healthcare even better.

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How Will Microsoft Bring AI in Healthcare?

To promote AI in medicine, Microsoft will partner with healthcare organizations, starting with Providence. The latter will use Microsoft's cloud technology and other tools to create smart applications for healthcare. 

These apps will help doctors and hospitals share information, understand patient data, and provide better care.

But it's not just about using AI; it's also about using it responsibly. Microsoft is part of the Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN) group. This group will ensure that AI is used safely and fairly in healthcare.

With a special system called Microsoft Fabric, the company will also help healthcare groups keep their data safe and private.

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