Mayo Clinic Selects Google as Strategic Partner for Health Care Innovation, Cloud Computing

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According to a new press release, “Mayo Clinic and Google announced a 10-year strategic partnership on Tuesday, Sept. 10. This partnership will redefine how health care is delivered and accelerate the pace of health care innovation through digital technologies. Mayo Clinic selected Google Cloud to be the cornerstone of its digital transformation. Mayo will use advanced cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to redefine health care delivery, bringing together global providers and consumers to make health care better.”

The release goes on, “The extensive collaboration will combine the world-class clinical knowledge and expertise from Mayo Clinic with the industry-leading digital technology and data security expertise from Google to develop solutions for people who want medicine to deliver on the promise of scientific and technological advances. With the help of Google, Mayo Clinic will transform the way it advances virtual care with AI-enabled digital diagnostics. Mayo also will leverage Google technology to boost its ability to conduct medical research. Through this partnership, Mayo Clinic will be able to develop and deploy new machine learning models designed to improve treatment precision and clinical outcomes of diseases.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted, “We’re proud to partner with the Mayo Clinic in its mission to bring the best health care to every patient… Health care 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. 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.”

Read more at mayoclinic.org.

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