Microsoft has been building strategic alliances with companies like Walgreens, Walmart, and Kroger, in which Microsoft provides cloud services and data tools to the companies in addition to working with them on bigger projects.
On Monday, the tech giant came out with its latest partnership, this time with Providence St. Joseph Health, a West-Coast-based health system that operates 51 hospitals and made $24 billion in revenue in 2018.
Peter Lee, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Healthcare, told Business Insider that the partnerships have helped the company develop better cloud and platform technologies for the industry than if Microsoft had gone it alone.
According to Business Insider Intelligence, healthcare companies are projected to spend $11.4 billion on cloud computing in 2019. Right now, Microsoft has a small slice of the cloud market.
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Microsoft is making a big bet on signing deals with healthcare and retail giants like Walgreens and Walmart as it figures out how to tackle the massive healthcare technology market.
The tech giant came out with its latest partnership on Monday, bringing on Providence St. Joseph Health, a West-Coast-based health system that operates 51 hospitals and made …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology