Google forges 10-year strategic partnership with the Mayo Clinic

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Google and the Mayo Clinic introduced Tuesday a 10-year strategic partnership that can make Google Cloud the “cornerstone” of the Mayo Clinic’s digital transformation. The partnership can even mix Google’s AI capabilities with the Mayo Clinic’s medical experience to advance medical analysis and enhance the supply of well being care.

“Well being care is among the most essential fields that know-how will assist rework over the subsequent decade, and it is a main space of funding for Google,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated in an announcement. The brand new partnership, he stated, presents “a unprecedented alternative to develop providers that can considerably enhance lives.” 

Since Google Cloud Platform CEO Thomas Kurian made his debut as cloud chief earlier this 12 months, GCP has taken an industry-focused gross sales strategy, tailoring GCP’s experience to verticals comparable to well being care, properly as monetary providers, media and transportation. 

In a weblog put up, Google stated it would assist the Mayo Clinic construct its digital technique and develop a roadmap of cloud and AI-powered instruments. The AI firm can even work with the hospital and analysis middle to create machine-learning fashions for critical and complicated ailments. 

To convey the groups nearer collectively, Google is opening a brand new workplace close to the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota. 

“With Google Cloud’s safe and compliant digital platform, we can leverage progressive cloud know-how, main AI and healthcare particular options, so we will concentrate on revolutionizing healthcare supply and taking good care of our sufferers,”  Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross stated in an announcement. 

In its personal weblog put up, the Mayo Clinic famous that whereas Google Cloud will safe and retailer the Clinic’s knowledge, the Clinic will management entry and use of its affected person knowledge. 

“Mayo Clinic will particularly authorize the usage of knowledge in initiatives to create new well being care insights and options together with companions, together with Google,” the weblog put up stated. “Mayo Clinic will handle entry to all knowledge utilizing rigorous long-standing institutional controls.”

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