Google has struck a deal with healthcare giant HCA to develop healthcare algorithms. The two will tap hospital chain HCA's private patient records to train machine learning models, which could help monitor patients, improve operations, and guide doctors’ decision-making.
- The multi-year strategic partnership aims to develop a secure data analytics platform for HCA, which will advance AI models that improve workflows and provide new insights.
- While HCA will supply the records, Google will use its AI, Cloud Healthcare API, analytics, and BigQuery database to build custom tools for the healthcare provider.
- This includes workflow tools, analysis, and alerts that clinicians will be able to access on their mobile devices.
- HCA says it will strip its patient records of identifying information before sharing it with Google data scientists. Its data comes from roughly 32 million annual patient visits.
- The deal comes as more hospitals are pursuing data-driven care, including AI-based clinical decision support tools. Late last year, Google Cloud launched AI tools for healthcare users to address challenges with healthcare data and unstructured digital text during the pandemic.