We mined Microsoft's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities.
Microsoft is one of the biggest software companies in the world, with a market cap sitting around $2T. While its main products are the Windows OS, productivity software, and the Azure cloud, it’s slowly been increasing its presence in healthcare.
Evidenced by its acquisitions, investments, and strategic partnerships, Microsoft has laid out a strategy for healthcare that both leverages and complements its core existing assets. For example, in 2020, the software giant launched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, clearly placing Azure and cloud artificial intelligence (AI) platforms at the center of its healthcare plans.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered the 4 most important strategic priorities highlighted by Microsoft’s recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We then categorized companies by their business relationships with Microsoft across these priorities:
- Clinical IT solutions
- Diagnostics & therapeutics
- Enterprise healthcare cloud tools
- Healthcare enterprise IT