As hospitals innovate their systems to easily manage and store patient records and easily use data for implementing new treatments, tech giants are implementing software to control the healthcare market.
On Sept. 10, Google announced its 10-year partnership with Mayo Clinic to store the hospital’s medical, genetic and financial data. Mayo Clinic will use advanced cloud computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to better serve customers.
Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia said, “Data-driven medical innovation is growing exponentially, and our partnership with Google will help us lead the digital transformation in health care. It will empower us to solve some of the most complex medical problems; better anticipate the needs of people we serve; and meet them when, where and how they need us.”
Besides Google, Amazon Inc. and Microsoft are also considering the health care market as an opportunity for growth. Microsoft has partnered with Providence St. Joseph Health in July with a software that would store medical records of patients, digital tools and data-driven clinical operational decisions with Microsoft Azure.
Google is set to open an office for its engineers at the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters. Moving Mayo Clinic to cloud will take about three years, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“With one of the most robust sources of clinical insights in the world, Mayo Clinic is well-positioned to lead digital transformation in health care, Our partnership will propel a multitude of AI projects currently spearheaded by our scientists and physicians,” said Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross.
Providence St. Joseph Health invests in next-generation solutions to enable both clinical and operational experiences of patients. By collaborating with Microsoft, the healthcare provider will make it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform tasks.
Meanwhile, Amazon also had an agreement with Cerner Corp., developing a cloud-storage and computing unit to enhance health-record functions.
Paper To Computers
Over the past years, hospitals are already shifting from paper records to digital ones not just to save space but also to secure patient records. Moreover, hospitals are also aiming to use cloud storage technology to make it easier to organize data and analyze the new treatments for patients.
Mayo Clinic and Providence St. Joseph Health is only two of the healthcare leaders that invest heavily in their storage data. This new technology will help them increase data security and synchronize hospital systems.