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Microsoft Commits Cash to Healthcare IT

July 16, 2007
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Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, Wash.) will give more than $6 million in research grants to colleges and universities, including $5 million to open requests for proposals for research including HIT.

According to Microsoft, it will provide funding in the following key areas:


Cell phones as a platform for healthcare ($1 million)


Biomedical computing for genome wide association studies ($700,000)


Intelligent Web 3.0 ($500,000)


Mechanisms for safe and scalable multi-core computing ($500,000)


Sustainable computing ($500,000)


Human-robot interaction ($500,000)

Microsoft Research also announced the creation of the A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, which will provide $1 million in funding across several projects to encourage research in computational and multidisciplinary areas.



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