Swiss-based health platform launches new B2B2C health community, powered by Microsoft Azure

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With Microsoft as its foundation, bridges the information gap, empowering the consumer to become their own health advocate.

— Tom McGuiness, Corporate Vice President, Global Health and Life Sciences

CHAM, ZG, SWITZERLAND, May 12, 2022 / —, one of the world’s first independent global B2B2C (B2C combined with B2B) healthcare communities built with Microsoft Azure, has launched in 158 countries. The application, which is available on the Web, App Store and Google Play, and which will soon be available in portable form, is a new generation of social networks specially designed for healthcare. operates completely ad-free and was created with the highest level of data privacy to target health outcomes only. Patients first, science first. integrates a range of Microsoft Azure data and security services, including SQL Database, Cosmos DB and Azure Active Directory. As a member of the Microsoft for Startups program for advanced technology startups, takes advantage of additional Microsoft resources for its consumer digital health service.

Andrew Smith, CEO of, on the integration with Microsoft: “Building and launching a large-scale, scalable platform such as, which is trusted worldwide in 158 countries , is only possible on Azure. Microsoft’s support and commitment to our goal of building the world’s most trusted connection point for consumers and the healthcare ecosystem is incredible. We share the same values ​​of transparency, data privacy, social engagement and patient orientation. In the end, it’s all about trust. We are truly honored to be part of the Microsoft Healthcare Partner Network.

The platform is comprised of a purpose-built social media (B2C) platform, enabling consumers to securely exchange experiences in healthcare communities, post articles, and capture and to log their own health status, as well as a B2B connector to the health ecosystem. Made in Switzerland data privacy, combined with Azure, provides a platform consumers can trust. The next phase of the platform (B2B), which is already in the pilot phase, connects the healthcare ecosystem, including suppliers, pharma, healthcare technology and insurers, to consumers. This is achieved through a standards-based consent gateway built on Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. In this way, new use cases are enabled, such as the deployment of drug companion apps by pharmaceutical companies or the ability for researchers to conduct virtual trials and real-time investigations with real-world evidence. . All through a single, reliable interface.

Tom McGuiness, Corporate Vice President, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences at Microsoft said, “We are thrilled that is committed to building the next generation of healthcare apps with Microsoft technology. Microsoft Azure provides with a foundation of trust to build a global health platform and data vault that meets the highest security and scalability standards. With Microsoft as its foundation, bridges the information gap, empowering the consumer to become their own health advocate.

On is the first global, independent healthcare platform that connects communities with crowd-based knowledge. A Swiss-based startup serving the world, is part of the Microsoft for Startups program and conducts health technology research with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). The data is powered by the WHO Drug Global. The carecircle app is currently available in 158 countries. It is accessible via and on the Apple and Android stores.

Andre Smith
carecircle SA
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