– Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and Microsoft Azure have announced a partnership to leverage Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and analytics tools for accelerated precision medicine discoveries.
The five-year collaboration will aim to support JHM’s inHealth precision medicine initiative, a program that focuses on advancing personalized medicine for improved healthcare. inHealth uses new tools to understand and manage patients’ health, informed by their broader health history and environment.
The inHealth program integrates JHM’s leadership in healthcare research with expertise from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
To support the inHealth program, Johns Hopkins has launched 16 Precision Medicine Centers of Excellence, where researchers are working toward breakthroughs across several diseases, including multiple sclerosis and prostate cancer. In the next five years, Johns Hopkins plans to have 50 centers.
Through the partnership with Microsoft, Johns Hopkins will combine its own expertise with the capabilities of AI, leading to faster discoveries that will benefit precision healthcare.
“Johns Hopkins is committed to leading the way in precision medicine, and our relationship with Microsoft will help us achieve that goal,” said Paul B. Rothman, MD, CEO of JHM and the Frances Watt Baker, MD, and Lenox D. Baker Jr., MD, dean of the medical faculty.
“Using Azure will improve our ability to develop innovative solutions and treatments for our patients, and we are excited to collaborate with Microsoft to push the boundaries of science