HCA Healthcare Inc. and Google Cloud announced a multi-year strategic partnership to develop health care algorithms using consumer data with the goal of providing actionable insights to improve consumer care. Financial terms were not disclosed. The partnership with Google Cloud is designed to help create a secure and dynamic data analytics platform for HCA Healthcare and enable the development of next generation operational models focused on actionable insights and improved workflows to improve and develop new advanced decision support to promote quality, safety, and efficiency.
While protecting patient privacy and the security of data, HCA Healthcare uses information from its 32 million annual encounters to identify opportunities to improve clinical care and support its 93,000 nurses and 47,000 active and affiliated physicians. Through its current use of information technology HCA Healthcare has developed algorithm-informed decision support tools for caregiver and identified clinical practices that reduce infections and improve perinatal care. Its findings have been published in leading medical journals.
HCA Healthcare has deployed 90,000 mobile devices that run tools created by the organization’s PatientKeeper and Mobile Heartbeat teams and other developers to empower caregivers as they work. In combination with significant investments in mobility to support clinical care, the partnership with Google Cloud is expected to empower physicians, nurses and others with workflow tools, analysis and alerts on their mobile devices to help clinicians respond quickly to changes in a patient’s condition. The partnership will also focus on impacting non-clinical support areas that may benefit from improved workflows through better use of data and insights, such as supply chain, human resources, and physical plant operations, among others.
The partnership will utilize Google Cloud’s health care data offerings, including the Google Cloud Healthcare API and BigQuery, a planetary-scale database with full support for HL7v2 and FHIRv4 data standards, as well as HIPAA compliance. Google Cloud’s data, analytics, and AI offerings will power custom solutions for clinical and operational settings, built in partnership with Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO and Google Cloud Professional Services. Privacy and security will be guiding principles throughout this partnership. The access and use of patient data will be addressed through the implementation of Google Cloud’s infrastructure along with HCA Healthcare’s layers of security controls and processes.
HCA Healthcare was founded in 1968. It operates 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom.
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This was reported by HCA Healthcare on May, 26, 2021.
Contact information: Harlow Sumerford, Media Contact, HCA Healthcare, One Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203; 615-344-9551; Website: https://hcahealthcare.com/about/contact-us.dot
Contact information: Cynthia Horiguchi, Spokesperson, Google Cloud; 650-215-0085; Website: https://cloud.google.com/contact