Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, yesterday announced a collaboration with Microsoft for digital innovation and collaboration in healthcare services and medical education. The two organizations will work together on engagements leveraging emerging technologies in the healthcare sector, including tech-led remote healthcare solutions, patient care using mixed reality, and medical education and training.
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and Microsoft India, the two organizations will also explore tech solutions using HoloLens 2 to improve healthcare delivery, mixed reality solutions for proctoring doctor and building training content for doctors, nurses, and staff through mixed reality.
Hon’ble VC MUHS Lt Gen Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar (Retd) said, “MUHS is on a pathway of a new vision and new vistas. In this regard, we are happy to collaborate with Microsoft using mixed reality to reach the unreached. We stand by our commitments towards Digital Health as a way forward aligning with the nation’s Digital India policy.”
Rubén Caballero, CVP, Mixed Reality, Microsoft, said, “We are excited to work with an innovative institution like Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik, to expand access to healthcare services and medical education using mixed reality technologies, including HoloLens 2. We are proud to come together to help address underserved communities and expand access to healthcare to every part of India.”
The year-long collaboration agreement includes the development of any solution by MUHS or any of its chosen partner(s) under the innovation lab. Microsoft will provide the tools and technologies required by MUHS to build applications in relation to the project on Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure, DevOps, collaboration suite, blockchain, IoT, analytics, AI, ML, AR, VR and Mixed Reality.