Mayo Clinic and Google Cloud Partner for Digital Health 'Revolution'

Samara Rosenfeld
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
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Google and Mayo Clinic aim to “revolutionize” healthcare for patients, clinicians and researchers, they said in announcing a partnership today. 
 
The collaboration will combine Google’s cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities with Mayo Clinic’s clinical expertise to ultimately improve outcomes and solve complex medical challenges.
 
“With Google Cloud’s secure and compliant digital platform, we will be able to leverage innovative cloud technology, industry leading AI and healthcare specific solutions, so we can focus on revolutionizing healthcare delivery and taking care of our patients,” said Christopher Ross, MBA, chief information officer at Mayo Clinic.
 
Google Cloud will secure and store Mayo Clinic’s data. 

The health system will authorize the use of data in projects to create new insights and solutions with partners, including Google.
 
Along with building its data platform on Google Cloud, Mayo Clinic wants to work with Google to create machine-learning models for serious and intricate diseases. 

Google will also help Mayo Clinic transform how it advances virtual care and AI-enabled digital diagnostics, according to the announcement.
 
“Healthcare is one of the most important fields that technology will help transform over the next decade, and it’s a major area of investment for Google,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. “By pairing the Mayo Clinic’s world-class clinical expertise with our capabilities in AI and cloud computing, we have an extraordinary opportunity to develop services that will significantly improve lives.”
 
Mayo Clinic also hopes to collaborate with Google’s health team in the future, the health center said.
 
“As healthcare embraces digital innovation, management and complex data will become increasingly more important,” said Thomas Kurian, MBA, CEO of Google Cloud. “We look forward to helping the renowned medical center transform healthcare to serve patients around the world.”
 
Due to the partnership, Google will open a new office near Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
The announcement comes on the heels of a partnership Google Cloud announced in August with NTT Data Services to develop digital cloud and AI tools.

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