Partner expertise and apps play important role in new Microsoft healthcare initiative

The healthcare industry faces complex challenges worldwide. Disparate record-keeping systems, an uncertain regulatory environment, and the inevitable disruption in core business models demand new solutions, and offer real opportunities for technology to make a difference.

To help solve these issues, today Microsoft announced a new healthcare initiative: Healthcare NExT. This initiative to dramatically transform healthcare will deeply integrate greenfield research and health technology product development, and establish a new model at Microsoft for technology and health industry partnerships. Through these collaborations between healthcare partners and Microsoft’s AI and Research organization, our goal is to enable a new wave of innovation.

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Addressing healthcare business optimization with SaaS apps

In connection with the Healthcare NExT launch, apps from our partner ecosystem, powered by the Microsoft Cloud, help address business process challenges outside of the clinic. Available today is CGI ProperPay for claims analytics. CGI ProperPay for claims analytics provides predictive analytics; rules management; and best practices for reducing healthcare claims fraud, waste, and abuse.

CGI ProperPay for claims analytics joins a growing number of line-of-business SaaS apps in the Microsoft AppSource catalog, such as Tribridge’s Health360 Care Coordination, which helps providers engage patients in personalized care plans that promote better health.

If you’re attending HIMSS next week, please stop by the Microsoft booth, No. 2509, to learn more about Healthcare NExT and our partner solutions. Follow our HIMSS story on @Health_IT to learn more.

If you’re unable to join us at HIMSS, Microsoft AppSource invites you to learn more about how SaaS apps can help address healthcare business optimization. Visit AppSource today for a free trial of CGI ProperPay for claims analytics and Tribridge’s Health360 Care Coordination.