Microsoft has announced it is expanding its Healthcare division and pushing towards its target of innovating health-related technology. The company says it will leverage intelligence and the cloud computing to accelerate its ambitions. Joining the Microsoft Healthcare division, Redmond has drafted in two leading industry experts.

Jim Weinstein and Joshua Mandel are two veterans of health companies and are joining Microsoft Healthcare. Weinstein will become a Vice President at Microsoft and be the Head of Innovation and Health Equity.

“Jim Weinstein will work closely with organizations on the front lines of healthcare delivery as we aim to support health systems, empower clinicians and enable the systems of care as they move to the cloud. He will be my partner in developing the strategic vision for Microsoft Healthcare, and will provide leadership that is grounded in decades of health industry experience.”

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Microsoft also welcomed Mandel to the team. He has been named Chief Architect and will take care of preparing and implementing open cloud architecture for Microsoft Health.

“Joshua Mandel will work closely with customers, partners and the open standards community to lay the groundwork for an open cloud architecture to unlock the value of healthcare for the entire health ecosystem. As a tireless evangelist for the importance of open standards, Josh will continue his work to help systems across the industry become more agile and interoperable.”

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Earlier this year, Microsoft detailed how it is leveraging artificial intelligence through Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint – HIPAA/HITRUST Health Data and AI.

This provides tools to allow creators and organizations to deploy secure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) ready platform-as-a-service (PaaS) services.

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