A major Louisville-based health insurance company is partnering with Microsoft to “reimagine health for aging populations and their care teams,” according to a news release.
Humana will utilize the Washington-based tech giant’s Azure cloud, artificial intelligence and voice technologies to provide doctors with “real-time access to information through a secure and trusted cloud platform,” the release said.
“Achieving our goal to provide better care experiences and improve our members’ health requires strong partnerships that allow us to be smarter, safer and faster in delivering care,” Heather Cox, Humana’s chief of digital health and analytics, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Microsoft gives us a secure space and modern platforms to put these technologies to work for patients and their trusted providers.”
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In year one of its seven-year partnership with Microsoft, Humana plans on leveraging the tech company’s technology to improve health care staffs’ interactions with patients’ medical records.
Humana employees will also use Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another and securely share patient interaction and history files.
“With an estimated 10,000 people joining the Medicare system daily, we have a tremendous opportunity to address the growing demands on the health care system by improving health outcomes and lowering costs,” Greg Moore, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of health technology and alliances, said in a statement.
This announcement marks Microsoft’s latest splash in the Derby City. In June, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville would be partnering with Microsoft to establish a regional hub for artificial intelligence technology.
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