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Microsoft and Epic announce partnership to develop and integrate generative AI into healthcare

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Microsoft and Epic today announced the expansion of strategic partnership to develop and integrate generative AI into healthcare. Both these companies will combine the power of Azure OpenAI Service with Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) software.

This integration of generative AI-powered in Epic’s EHR will increase productivity, enhance patient care and improve financial integrity of health systems globally. UC San Diego Health, UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, and Stanford Health Care have already started to deploy improvements to automatically draft message responses based on Generative AI.

An upcoming solution will bring natural language queries and interactive data analysis to SlicerDicer, Epic’s self-service reporting tool. This will allow clinical leaders to analyze data using natural language.

Industry participants recognize that achieving long-term financial sustainability through increased productivity and technological efficiency is a mission-critical strategic priority.

“The urgent and critical challenges facing healthcare systems and their providers demand a comprehensive approach combining Azure OpenAI Service with Epic’s industry-leading technology,” said Eric Boyd, corporate vice president, AI Platform, Microsoft. “Our expanded partnership builds on a long history of collaboration between Microsoft, Nuance and Epic, including our work to help healthcare organizations migrate their Epic environments to Azure. Together we can help providers deliver significant clinical and business outcomes leveraging the power of the Microsoft Cloud and Epic.”

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