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Google Tries to Patent Healthcare Deep Learning, EHR Analytics

February 5, 2019 - Google has applied for a patent for a deep learning system that aggregates EHR data into a “timeline” in order to predict potential adverse events. The “system and method for predicting and summarizing medical events from electronic health records” is based on the popular data standard known as FHIR, allowing Google to ingest data from a wide variety of...


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Is Population Health on the Agenda as Google Nabs Geisinger CEO?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google is taking another step across the boundaries between the tech sector and the healthcare industry by appointing David Feinberg, MD, MBA as head of the company’s healthcare efforts. Feinberg will leave his post as CEO of...

Google Deep Learning Tool 99% Accurate at Breast Cancer Detection

by Jessica Kent

Researchers at Google have developed a deep learning tool that can identify metastasized breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy and could reduce the time it takes for clinicians to review pathology slides. Detecting cancer that has spread...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

Google-Backed DeepMind Creates Deep Learning CDS for Eye Diseases

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence company owned by Google, are progressing towards a clinical decision support product that can accurately identify more than fifty eye diseases and provide treatment...

Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Half a dozen of the biggest names in technology – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle – have joined together to pledge speedy progress towards true health data interoperability. In a letter issued by the...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

AMA, Google Name Winners of PGHD, Data Sharing Challenge

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the three winners of its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, a project sponsored by Google Cloud that aims to promote data sharing and create tools that will use...

Google Pursues AI, Voice Recognition for EHR Workflows

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google is recruiting talent to help develop artificial intelligence and voice recognition tools to improve the clinical documentation process and streamline EHR workflows, according to a report by CNBC. The company appears to be making...

Google Uses Deep Learning, EHR Big Data to Predict Mortality

by Jessica Kent

A deep learning approach that incorporates big data from electronic health records (EHRs) was able to predict inpatient mortality, unexpected readmissions, and long length of stay more accurately than traditional predictive models,...

AMA, Google Launch Health Data Interoperability, PGHD Challenge

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Google have announced an innovation challenge aimed at improving healthcare interoperability and developing new methods of collecting and managing patient-generated health data (PGHD). The...

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