Microsoft-GOSH deal to augment healthcare AI industry trends

Global healthcare artificial intelligence market has reportedly welcomed a new development with Microsoft’s announcement of a partnership with the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Sources state that this partnership will support GOSH’s research in artificial intelligence while facilitating access for GOSH to the different AI solutions developed by the students of the University College London (UCL).

Incidentally, this access would be enabled as a part of the Industry Exchange Network run by Microsoft and UCL. Through Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, GOSH staff could have access to test a number of new ideas. Reportedly, this would be possible when GOSH uses its Digital, Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments (DRIVE). The DRIVE unit for the record, is dedicated to the evaluation of new technology and data analysis for healthcare.

The Professor of pathology at UCL, Neil Sebire, also the Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) at GOSH, has been reported to say that the powerful partnership will evidently be a game changer for the healthcare industry. Experts echo his views, claiming that the positive outcome of the trio working together can prove to be disruptive for healthcare artificial intelligence market.

Sebire also said that the partnership brings together the academic, clinical, and computer science expertise that can be leveraged to aim at improving child healthcare. He added that GOSH will be empowered by the AI tools, platforms, security and ethics provided by Microsoft and will in turn help more children and young adults harness their full potential.

The partnership is speculated to transform patient experience and healthcare delivery using new technologies. With the success of the partnership, healthcare artificial intelligence industry in the U.S. and UK may attain new horizons, claim analysts familiar with the matter.

The project also aims at exploring the potential of augmented reality and virtual reality in clinical environments. As per GOSH’s research, gaming can benefit patients, based on which a new Minecraft world for children to play in and familiarize themselves with the hospital will be developed.