As many as over 100 government departments across India have adopted Microsoft Cloud in the past 12 months, said a top executive. Currently, the US-based firm is working with 29 Indian states, union territories, and central government departments. Of these, over 20 states and union territories are using Microsoft cloud services.
“Microsoft has been a key partner in India’s digital transformation journey and has worked consistently with the public sector across the country enabling both the state and the union governments to drive measurable societal and economic impact for their citizens,” said Manish Prakash, Country General Manager – Public Sector, Education and Healthcare, Microsoft India.
Prakash claimed that Microsoft has harnessed the power of new technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things to catalyze transformation and build sustainable development solutions across areas. He asserted that Microsoft would continue to enable both private and public sectors with new technology and help them deliver productive and beneficial services going forward.
Among a large number of verticals it focuses on, the Microsoft India has given special emphasis to education and health. The company has substantially increased its impetus for research and collaboration in these areas.
On the healthcare front, the company has expanded its existing Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE) to the AI Network for Healthcare, creating an AI-focused network in cardiology, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals.
MINE is a mission-driven global consortium of like-minded commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined hands to apply artificial intelligence to help in the elimination of avoidable blindness and scale delivery of eye care services worldwide.
The partnership between Microsoft and Apollo will work to develop and deploy new machine learning models to predict patient risk for heart disease and assists doctors on treatment plans. The team is already working on an AI-powered Cardio API (application program interface) platform, said Microsoft.