The new solution is said to enhance patient engagement, personalised care, patient monitoring, and offer improved patient outcomes


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IT services and consulting firm Cognizant has partnered with Microsoft to develop a new digital health solution that enhances remote patient monitoring.

The new solution will leverage components of the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and combines remote patient monitoring with virtual health.

It will collect health data using devices such as smartwatches, blood pressure monitors, and glucose meters, and communicate with patients and providers.

In addition, the built-in analytics of the solution will allow providers to cross-reference historical health data to gain insights, and detect early signs of potential chronic conditions.

Cognizant is an early Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare partner and has designed its solution to leverage Microsoft Azure services, including FHIR, API Services, and Teams integration.

The new digital health solution will enhance patient engagement, personalised care, patient monitoring, and facilitate improved patient outcomes, said Cognizant.

Cognizant Healthcare head Surya Gummadi said: “The bridging of technology and healthcare is creating new opportunities to improve how providers monitor the health of their patients and engage with them for time-sensitive interventions.

“Utilising data analytics, secure cloud technology and interoperability products, our collaboration with Microsoft offers a unique, scalable solution that aims to connect providers and patients, and enhances the quality, timeliness, and personalisation of healthcare.”

Cognizant said that its digital healthcare partnership with Microsoft is backed by its dedicated Microsoft Business Group.

The partnership is said to combine Cognizant’s digital modernisation expertise with Microsoft’s focus on building Industry Clouds, to deliver an advanced healthcare solution.

The remote capabilities of its new solution would enable telehealth visits, which mitigate the barriers of care for patients with accessibility constraints, said Cognizant.

Microsoft global healthcare and life sciences corporate vice president Tom McGuinness said: “Cognizant’s new virtual healthcare solution utilizes differentiated capabilities, built on the secure and compliant Microsoft Cloud, while ensuring that providers have the data and insights they need to diagnose and treat patients.

“We look forward to combining our technologies and collective expertise to deliver additional solutions that offer high-quality healthcare and enable patient well-being.”