Healthcare Providers Get COVID-19 Battle-Boost from Azure Health Bot

Microsoft upgrades Healthcare Bot to better battle pandemic. The Microsoft Azure platform has many uses, one of which is to power AI technology. Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Health Bot, the next development of Microsoft Healthcare Bot.

Bots can help healthcare organizations diagnose patients faster than ever before, and it's getting some more processing power thanks to Azure's support.

Introducing the Microsoft Azure Health Bot

Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, Microsoft Healthcare Bot has helped various healthcare organizations in classifying, symptomatic, and managing patients.

Organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Walgreens, Premera, and Providence are using Healthcare Bot to improve response times, support clinics, respond to tsunami questions related to COVID, and more.

A lot of that functionality comes from automated bots, which have so far delivered and responded to "close to 1 billion messages to over 80 million people worldwide, spanning 25 countries."

Now, the Microsoft Healthcare Bot is moving to Microsoft's cloud computing platform, Azure, which will drastically increase its output and provide healthcare organizations with better development tools, plus enhanced security and compliance offerings.

Azure Health Bot empowers developers in healthcare organizations to build and deploy AI-powered, compliant, conversational healthcare experiences at scale. It combines built-in medical databases with natural language capabilities to understand clinical terminology and can be easily customized to support clinical and operational use cases. The service enables customers' compliance with industry requirements including HIPAA.

Healthcare providers will be able to convert their existing Microsoft Healthcare Bot developments to the Azure Health Bot platform "seamlessly."

Furthermore, Microsoft expects to add new capabilities to the Azure Health Bot platform shortly, including new samples for the COVID-19 vaccine upon their arrival as well as contextual questions and answers to related questions.

Microsoft and COVID-19

Microsoft is one of many technology companies that have been doing very well throughout the COVID-19 epidemic.

When many services and organizations switch to online-only models or are forced to work from home due to national or regional keys, many switch to Microsoft tested and tested products.

That's not a bit about Microsoft. There is no evidence that they are exploiting their position as a leading technology company and there is a reason that as the number of users and revenue increases, the value of Microsoft shares will also increase.

Microsoft must also move quickly in other areas. For example, pushing Microsoft Teams to have 1,000 simultaneous users is an important move by the end of 2020, allowing larger teams and organizations to chat simultaneously.