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Advocate Aurora Health partners with Taiwanese giant Foxconn

Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group have partnered to drive technology innovation and integration which will take forward healthcare for the future and improve outcomes, whilst lowering health costs for individuals and employers.

The 10th largest non-for-profit integrated health system in the US, Advocate Aurora Health will leverage Foxconn's technologies and enhance its population health capabilities to transform care delivery across its 500 sites.

The duo will seek to transform preventive care and deliver employer-based wellness programmes; build a "smart city" connectivity infrastructure; and invest in precision medicine and transformational training programmes for a clinical team of the future.

"Technology will play a critical role in the future of health and wellness," said Nick Turkal, MD, Advocate Aurora Health President and CEO.

"We are excited about what we can do together to benefit not only our patients and communities here locally, but how our combined capabilities could potentially have a positive impact on wellness globally."

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By utilising Foxconn’s predictive modelling platform and advanced artificial intelligence solutions and combining this with Advocate Aurora Health's population health management expertise, the duo aims to transform employer healthcare cost forecasting and wellness programmes.

Additionally, the duo’s smart city concept will connect data from a variety of platforms to support healthcare professionals in gaining a well-rounded view of a patients’ healthcare needs, increase efficiency and driving down costs, as well as deliver a portfolio of virtual health offerings to cover all touch points, such as web and mobile.

"We are pleased to establish this robust partnership with Advocate Aurora Health with our technology portfolio," explained Leonard Wu, CEO of Foxconn Health Technology Business Group.

"We have utilised some of these same technologies with our own employees and are pleased to adopt them here to enhance health from the workplace to the community."

"Foxconn supports our relentless pursuit of safety and quality, and we look forward to exploring breakthrough connections to extend these offerings to consumers across environments," commented Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO, Advocate Aurora Health.

"Our newly announced plans of expansion in Racine County provides the perfect location to pilot these value-added opportunities for consumers."

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