Early stage digital medicine company Cubismi has today announced it has been selected to take part in the Microsoft for Startups global program.

The Microsoft for Startups program provides access to leading technologies, including Microsoft Azure and GitHub, as well as mentorship and business support.

The Wisconsin-based start-up applied to become part of the entrepreneurial accelerator programme in order to transform the use of visual technology across healthcare, while addressing the current diagnostic error crisis it believes is caused by today’s legacy systems.

Cubismi founder Dr Moira Schieke said: “We are honoured to be among such a select group of companies from around the world chosen to join the Microsoft for Startups programme.

“Our participation comes at a critical time both for our company and for the healthcare system across the United States, which is in urgent need of modernised digital visual technology to remedy its ongoing diagnostic error crisis caused by physicians working on today’s legacy systems.

“Through Cubismi’s Emerge platform, we hope to remedy high rates of diagnostic error and introduce a new standard of precision care.

“Given the applicability to disease such as cancer, one out of five of which cases are currently misclassified in the US, we are confident Cubismi’s digital transformation can make an enormous positive impact on our healthcare systems and, eventually, global population health.”

Cubismi said its vision for the Emerge cloud platform, designed to address the existing pains associated with healthcare legacy systems, will come to fruition using Microsoft’s powerful cloud technology for rapid user interface interaction.

Created by a team of multidisciplinary experts, the platform will leverage various forms of health data, including medical imaging, which represents 90% of the health data, turning it into powerful, highly-granular insights about the human body.

Microsoft for Startups health and life sciences lead Sally Frank said: “Cubismi’s mission to address the diagnostic error crisis in healthcare through transformed visual technology makes them a great fit for the Microsoft for Startups program.

“We look forward to working with them to deliver their innovative solution to our joint customers.”