AXA And Microsoft Join Forces To Build Digital Healthcare Platform

European insurance coverage large AXA has introduced it's launching a digital healthcare platform in partnership with Microsoft. 

The platform is obtainable to AXA prospects in Germany and Italy, following a profitable pilot final yr, which included a self-assessment instrument, teleconsultation and medical concierge for appointment reserving.  

Roll-out is deliberate for the UK, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland by 2022, adopted by different international locations worldwide. 

The platform will depend on know-how within the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, together with Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which permits affected person insights with out compromising affected person privateness.

Within the long-term, it goals to permit integration of third-party companies, with the ambition of making an open, world service for healthcare suppliers and sufferers, no matter whether or not they're AXA prospects.

WHY IT MATTERS

The platform is meant to hyperlink the digital well being companies AXA supply its prospects with companies together with a self-assessment and prevention instrument, a medical concierge, a teleconsultation interface, a digital doc vault, residence care companies (e.g. drugs supply) or a listing of healthcare professionals. It additionally goals to interrupt down well being service silos to enhance analysis, therapies and stop illnesses.

AXA says the ecosystem is tailor-made to the care choices and specificities of native well being networks. Sooner or later, Microsoft and AXA plan to collaborate with companions to additional enrich the platform and to ship value-added companies to all stakeholders.

THE LARGER CONTEXT 

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