Microsoft partners with Truveta to create health data platform

Richard Humphreys
Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys on 01 October 2021
Microsoft partners with Truveta to create health data platform

Microsoft and Truveta have partnered to combine Microsoft Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) to create a health data platform.

Truveta is a health provider-led data platform owned and governed by 17 major healthcare providers in the USA including Providence, Novant Health, Northwell Health and Trinity Health. The platform on Azure will initially represent more than 15 per cent of all clinical care in the USA and billions of data points, creating the world’s largest de-identified health data platform.

The partnership will accelerate opportunities for more health providers to become members, contributing their data for insights. Truveta will also become a Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare partner and enable Microsoft to strengthen its own offerings for healthcare customers.

“The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates so clearly there is more information, yet less knowledge, than ever before,” said Terry Myerson, CEO of Truveta. “Healthcare providers and researchers need better data and faster answers to address the most challenging issues in patient care – not just for this pandemic, but also for all health conditions.

“Together with Microsoft, we’re working to accelerate saving lives with data and advancing health equity around the globe. Our mission is to enable researchers to find cures faster, empower every clinician to be an expert and help families make the most informed decisions about their care. The Covid-19 pandemic has truly created a moral imperative to advance this work rapidly and we’re grateful to Microsoft for their partnership and support.”

The Truveta platform will leverage the power of Azure and AI to include insights from billions of de-identified data points, including medical records, images and genomics. Data will be refreshed daily, providing researchers with the ability to learn about the country’s health every day in real time.

Truveta is also creating a learning community for health, bringing researchers together to build on each other’s work, share their data-driven questions and answers, and speed their time to insight.

“Healthcare is generating more data than ever before, and there is an immediate need to leverage insights to improve patient care,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for cloud and AI at Microsoft. “Building on the security and scalability of Azure and its AI capabilities, Truveta’s data platform will empower clinicians and researchers to find new therapies and treatments. Together, our partnership will help advance global health outcomes for all.”

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