Microsoft announces new Azure AI capabilities for apps, healthcare, and more

The latest announcements will help companies enhance their voice-enabled application experiences and provide critical data management across healthcare industries. Image: Sompong Rattanakunchon / Getty Images In the era of digital transformation, more organizations across industries are looking to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance day-to-day operations. In recent weeks, a number of organizations have tapped […]

eBay delivers PPE to thousands of frontline healthcare workers in the UK

The e-commerce company partnered with the UK’s National Health Services and used its Buy APIs and Catch Platform to build a portal. Image: eBay More than 18.5 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been shipped to frontline healthcare workers in the UK through a portal developed by eBay in partnership with the UK’s […]

Google’s new healthcare API better enables data interoperability, critical to fighting COVID-19

Joe Corkery, Google Cloud product management director, explains how the new API will help developers scale healthcare solutions. Dan Patterson, senior producer for CNET and CBS News, spoke with Joe Corkery, director of product management, healthcare and life science, Google Cloud, about the use of machine learning in healthcare applications. The following is an edited […]

Google has launched a new healthcare API to combat COVID-19

Joe Corkery, Google Cloud product management director, explains how the new API will help developers scale healthcare solutions. Dan Patterson, senior producer for CNET and CBS News, spoke with Joe Corkery, director of product management, healthcare and life science, Google Cloud, about the use of machine learning in healthcare applications. The following is an edited […]

50% of US healthcare providers to invest in robotic process automation in next 3 years

Gartner revealed the need to optimize costs and scarce resources during the coronavirus pandemic is helping drive RPA adoption. The coronavirus pandemic has inadvertently pushed production of robotic process automation (RPA). Half of US healthcare providers will invest in RPA in the next three years, up 5% from today, Gartner announced and said in a […]

How healthcare organizations can combat cyberattacks during the coronavirus

Cyberattacks against hospitals and medical facilities have risen this year, often via ransomware and social engineering exploits, says IntSights. Cybercriminals tend to follow the money, which is why they so often hit large corporations and major businesses with ransomware and malware. But healthcare organizations can also be lucrative targets as criminals are aware of the […]

Telemedicine soars amid COVID-19: Will virtual healthcare be the new normal?

Virtual healthcare visits have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, kicking off a trend that will extend past the crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the growth of telemedicine at an unexpected rate. With shelter-in-place orders and social distancing efforts, many individuals have opted–and been forced–to visit physicians via video conference.  Virtual care visits are projected […]

Microsoft’s new Cloud for Healthcare lets doctors schedule telemedicine visits in Teams

The industry-specific cloud service combines functionality from Microsoft 365, Dynamics, Power Platform, and Azure. Microsoft’s chatbot projects with hospitals in the early days of the coronavirus epidemic was just the beginning of an expansion of its software development tools for healthcare providers. The company announced Tuesday that hospitals and physician practices will have all the […]

8 ways tech pros are helping healthcare providers cope with coronavirus

Free telehealth toolkits, childcare calculators, and symptom screeners are a few of the tools and services now available to ease the burden on hospitals and doctors during the outbreak. Virtual medicine has reached an inflection point Digital medical platforms saw a huge increase in traffic this winter, says Dr. Deborah Mulligan of MDLIVE, partly because […]