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Microsoft Windows 8: Microsoft Windows 8 and the Healthcare Industry

Microsoft Windows 8: Like most, you are probably aware that the healthcare industry is going through many changes. While it is easy to believe that a company like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has no business dabbling in this industry, nothing could be further from the truth.

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In fact, the company recently setup shop at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) annual conference in New Orleans last week. More information on the conference can be found here.

Here is an excerpt from the Microsoft Windows for your Business blog, sharing some information on what the company is hoping to accomplish:

“Windows 8 is helping health organizations, communities, and partners around the world to overcome healthcare’s toughest challenges. We believe technology has the potential to make a real impact and help rebuild the health industry, with new efficiencies, more support for mobility and better security.”

As you can see, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is hoping to use its technology to improve the current state of the healthcare industry.

Did you know that there are “more than 850 health apps currently available in the Windows Store,” many of which are used by patients and medical professionals from one side of the world to the next.

If you don’t think the healthcare industry is excited about what Microsoft brings to the table, you may want to reconsider. Here is another excerpt from the same blog post:

“At HIMSS, several healthcare customers and partners are sharing their plans to deploy Windows 8 healthcare apps to help advance mobility, productivity and collaboration within hospital and practice settings.”

Do you believe that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has what it takes to make waves in the healthcare industry? While the company may not offer as many apps as competitors, they are doing their part in providing the healthcare industry with technology that can help on many different levels. Share your thoughts on this in the comment section below.

Check back here for more updates on Microsoft Windows 8.

DISCLOSURE: I have no positions in any stock mentioned.

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