DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform – Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs with GE partnership – Hitachi working to reduce hospital readmissions

The tech giant is developing the platform as a part of its Healthcare NExT program and has partnered with Aurora Health Care to create the Aurora Digital Assistant, a new chatbot service that aims to demonstrate how digital assistants can benefit not only patients but healthcare providers and networks, too. Currently, the platform is being privately previewed to Microsoft’s new partners. Microsoft hopes the service will help make it easier for users to access medical info from their smartphones. Aurora patients can “text” the digital assistant in a conversational manner via an app,…

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Smart bolsters users’ digital lifestyle with new data offerings

Making good on its promise to give back to their loyal subscribers, Philippine telecommunications giant Smart Communications launched a more rewarding and fulfilling digital lifestyle—in the form of bigger data allocation and generous perks this coming holiday season. Smart Wireless Operations Head Kat Luna-Abelarde, during the company’s latest Unbox event at the second Smart Flagship Store at SM Annex in North EDSA, announced a series of exciting new offers now available for their consumers. “We remain committed in our vision of making every Filipino break norms and embrace the multiple…

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