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Providence St. Joseph CIO, chief digital officer corporate development head on improving the patient experience

To make serious change in healthcare deliver, Providence St. Joseph Health executives are focusing on modernizing activities and processes.

We realized that if we wanted to drive meaningful change in care delivery, we needed to address the hospital and modernize activities that account for significant chunks of our caregivers’ time.

Partnering with Microsoft reflects our commitment to best serve consumers and enable our caregivers by developing and incorporating new technologies to drive a step change in the quality, experience, and efficiency of our hospitals.

Over the past three years, the platform has introduced Providence to hundreds of thousands of new patients who want same-day care in-person at a clinic, remotely through virtual visit, or a house call.

If we could solve this one problem, having a single comprehensive health record across our health system, we could focus on seamless patient experiences, advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence scenarios for proactive health management, focus on improved caregiver productivity and insight.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/23/2019

In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, industry partnerships, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

With this new funding, Sinequa will invest in its award-winning AI-powered search and analytics platform that connects knowledge workers in some of the world’s largest organizations with the information, expertise and insights necessary to make information-driven decisions …

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that offers the Total Talent Intelligence™ solution to help companies improve talent acquisition, engagement and retention and predict company and market performance, and PredictiveHR, the SaaS company that enables people analytics by utilizing machine learning to predict talent trends and their financial impacts, have partnered to provide enterprises with the industry’s most complete talent intelligence and analytics platform.

This is the first solution that brings together an organization’s internal talent data, AI-driven metrics on its talent data and people, external data on industry and competitors, and analytics and reporting on that data on one platform …

The alliance will accelerate the health care industry’s adoption of the cloud and enable data-driven clinical and operational decision-making by leveraging Microsoft Azure, and industry interoperability standards like FHIR, to integrate siloed data sources in a cloud environment that enables security and compliance …

UrsaLeo, an enterprise-grade, cloud-based industrial IoT platform for manufacturing, and Widget Brain, a company that offers scalable AI services to transform machine data into improved machine uptime and performance, announced a partnership to help Industry 4.0 companies realize the full power of their IoT data.

Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, announced a strategic partnership with XPansion, a provider of market data usage, tracking and business monitoring software.

Xignite will integrate XPansion’s XMon analytics and reporting functionality into their Market Data Cloud Platform to provide capital markets clients even more transparency of their licensed market data usage and costs, allowing them to manage consumption, allocate costs and avoid vendor compliance risk.

Hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, the Xignite Market Data Cloud Platform is a market data management solution that enables optimization of market data distributed across an enterprise, providing clients with tools to control, entitle and track data consumption across businesses.

The solution is the industry’s only cloud-based market data management and optimization platform that can manage data flow across the latency spectrum, including real-time, end-of-day, reference and historical data …

Luminoso, the natural language company that provides AI-powered analysis of unstructured data, announced that it is working with DENSO, the world’s second largest global manufacturer of automotive parts, in root cause analysis for upstream improvements in its application of knowledge bases at its production sites.

With over 130 production facilities around the world, vast quantities of knowledge are generated through daily production and improvement activities, but these valuable collections of knowledge are spread around the world in disparate formats and expressions, limiting their use to only sharing information within constrained search ranges.

Paxata, a pioneer in self-service data preparation, announced that AdhereHealth™, a leading healthcare technology company focused on medication adherence, has deployed the Paxata Adaptive Information Platform so their managed care and self-insured employer partners can improve the speed of quality data integration.

Zachary previously led professional services and customer success at Cloudera.  Prior to joining Cloudera, Zachary spent 14 years at IBM where he led various strategic delivery initiatives focused on data management and emerging technologies for open source big data, machine learning, and AI.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been granted a US patent for a “quantum computing machine learning module” that trains artificial intelligence (AI) models to determine when and how computational tasks would be best handled by quantum computing versus classical computing methods, and route them to the appropriate option.

“It’s the obvious next place for growth given the commoditization that is happening at other places in the stack—cloud data warehouses cost a fraction of their predecessors, and point-and-click ETL tools make it easier than ever to get data centralized and ready for analysis.

Microsoft's Growth ReAzuring Under Nadella

(RTTNews) - Microsoft delivered a strong finish to a record fiscal year, with revenue surpassing $125 billion.

Amy Hood, Microsoft's CFO said in the recent earnings conference call that the company closed a 'record number of multi-million dollar commercial cloud agreements' in fiscal 2019, with 'material growth in the number of $10 million-plus Azure agreements.'

Commercial bookings growth exceeded expectations, driven by strong renewals and increase in the number of larger, long-term Azure contracts, leading to Contracted Not Recognized (CNR) revenue of $91 billion, up 25% year over year.

Most recently, Telecom giant AT&T chose Microsoft as the preferred cloud provider for non-network applications, as part of its broader 'public cloud first' strategy.

Microsoft also announced a deal with Providence St. Joseph Health, by which the latter will use Azure as its preferred cloud platform and provide Microsoft 365 to its 119,000 caregivers, while supporting patient engagement using technologies including Dynamics 365.

The Tech giant says its investment in mixed reality cloud - an attempt to bridge the digital and physical worlds - is beginning to see traction from manufacturing to retail to gaming.

Looking ahead, the company continues to expect double-digit revenue growth for fiscal 2020, with another year of strong performance and continued momentum in its commercial business.

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