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Microsoft announced recently it has hired Dr. Gregory Moore to help lead its health and technology alliances. Moore has been named corporate video president of health and technology alliances and will work with vice president of Microsoft Healthcare Peter Less.

Dr. Gregory Moore is no stranger to the health tech sector having previously worked with Google. Whilst at Mountain View, he was the vice president of Google’s Cloud Healthcare and Live Sciences division.

Lee welcomes Moore through the Microsoft Industry Blog, saying his experience will help Microsoft’s push towards more AI-powered health solutions:

“Clearly, managing such partner-focused collaborative efforts is one of the most important things we need to get right, and that starts with choosing the right leader. Greg will be taking on the key responsibility to shepherd the dedicated research and development collaborations with our strategic partners, to deliver next-generation technologies and experiences for healthcare.

“He will bring into these partnerships the new AI and machine learning solutions that are being developed across Microsoft, to enable personalized care and empower care teams. And he will help provide internal and external thought leadership that can lead to a more open, interoperable, and AI-infused foundation for healthcare delivery.”

Health Shuffle

Microsoft has been on something of a health reorganization through the first months of 2019. At the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando the company announced a healthcare bot service.

The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service has been in development since 2017, when it was introduced as a research project. Through implementation of bot technology, users can create solutions for health services. From chatbots to AI-powered assistants, the service has increased potency in preview.

While focusing on healthcare solutions through technology, Microsoft has reduced its output on the consumer side. The company announced last month it will be shutting its Band Health App in May. On May 31st, Microsoft will shutter the portals more than two years after it discontinued the Band.