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Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Forge Partnership to Explore Digital Health Opportunities

Executive Summary

On January 15, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Microsoft announced a seven-year strategic partnership to explore opportunities in digital health. Four key aspects of the partnership are:

  • WBA and Microsoft will work on developing a connected, consumer-centric healthcare delivery and management platform to improve access to healthcare.
  • The companies will also focus on providing more personalized healthcare services, leveraging Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform Azure.
  • The companies will establish a single platform to better connect consumers, providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and payors.
  • WBA will migrate the majority of its IT infrastructure to Microsoft Azure as Microsoft becomes WBA’s strategic cloud provider.

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