Microsoft adds VP, chief architect to healthcare team

Microsoft Healthcare revealed the names of two new executives, Jim Weinstein, DO, and Joshua Mandel, MD, in a June 26 blog post.

Dr. Weinstein will serve as the head of innovation and health equity and as a vice president of Microsoft Healthcare. He will work closely with healthcare delivery organizations to support their transition to the cloud. Dr. Weinstein previously served as CEO and president of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and recently chaired the "Communities in Action, Pathways to Health Equity" report for the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Mandel will serve as chief architect of Microsoft Healthcare, collaborating with the company's customers and partners to develop open cloud architecture that promotes interoperability across the healthcare industry. Dr. Mandel most recently led health IT ecosystem work at Verily, the life sciences arm of Google's parent company Alphabet. He is also a member of the research faculty at the Boston Children's Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program.

"We have our work cut out for us but know that we have the right team in place," Dr. Peter Lee, corporate vice president of artificial intelligence and research at Microsoft Healthcare, wrote in the blog post. "We're looking forward to sharing more later this year about what we're doing to help unlock the power of healthcare data and create opportunities for the entire health ecosystem."

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