The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is ranked as the top hospital in Pittsburgh, and for good reason. Patient care comes first and, with more than 60,000 employees and more than a century at work, there’s no other hospital that can match the level of sheer dedication. Now, UPMC and tech giant Microsoft are teaming up to make sure doctors spend plenty of time with their patients.
The UPMC-Microsoft partnership will reportedly explore a research and development project that aims to free doctors from spending time entering information into a computer. The main goal of the companies is to reduce electronic paperwork. Since UPMC has been a leader in electronic medical records, the partnership doesn’t come as a surprise.
Microsoft aims to create tools that will streamline the process for both doctors and patients. As a result, this will allow for faster diagnosis and treatment. The collaboration will specifically target artificial intelligence and research to solve existing problems that create delays.
“We are incredibly energized about the opportunities to make a difference in health care with a leading provider and payor like UPMC,” said Peter Lee, vice president of Microsoft Research and leader of the New Experiences and Technologies (NExT) organization.
Going above and beyond the call of duty has always been an unofficial motto of UPMC. And this partnership only reinforces the dedication of the staff.