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Health and technology go hand in hand, why explains why wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers are booming because everyone wants to know how they are doing. It is also why companies like Apple have been spending a lot of resources on developing healthcare tools and features.

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Microsoft definitely does not want to be left out of the loop and has recently assembled a new team that will focus on their healthcare efforts. Dubbed Microsoft Healthcare, this new team will focus on partnerships and cross-company strategies for both healthcare and life sciences. Microsoft has also hired Joshua Mandel who will be the Chief Architect of Microsoft Healthcare.

According to Microsoft, “In his most recent role, Josh led the health IT ecosystem work at Verily (Google Life Sciences). He is a member of the research faculty at the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program where he served as lead architect for SMART Health IT, and is a visiting scientist at the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics.”

They have also hired Jim Weinstein who will be the VP of Microsoft Healthcare where he had previously served as both CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. We’re not sure what will be the result of this new team, but if anything, it does show how important Microsoft believes in healthcare technology.

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