Microsoft has set up a new healthcare department based on artificial intelligence system at its Cambridge research facility to aid health market in medical research and treating patients.
The computer giant has long been eyeing to enter the health market. It has also hired researcher Iain Buchan, who worked as a clinical professor in public health informatics at the University of Manchester, to lead the healthcare research division. From the past 25 years, Mr. Buchan has been involved in researches over how data can help improve healthcare.
In the healthcare division created by Microsoft, researchers will be working towards the firm’s commitment to “transform healthcare” using technologies such as machine learning and cloud computing, reported Telegraph.
The research plans will include monitoring systems that can help keep patients out of hospitals and alert them in a timely manner about problems. A large part of it will study diseases such as diabetes, the report says.
“The team’s research could include developing predictive analytic tools, and personal health information systems, as well as using AI to target interventions, said Mr. Buchan....