Google to open new office in Rochester under Mayo Clinic partnership
Category: #health  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2019-09-11
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Google to open new office in Rochester under Mayo Clinic partnership
  • This new Google collaboration would involve records such as videos, some reports as well as scans that are stored separately by Mayo Clinic from the Epic Systems’ data.
     
  • Mayo Clinic and Google both claim that this move won’t endanger privacy of patients and will eventually enhance patient care.

Google, American multinational technology giant, reportedly announced its plans of opening a new office in Rochester with Minnesota-based healthcare company, Mayo Clinic. This move of Google comes under the company’s 10-year strategic partnership deal with Mayo to store as well as analyze data of patients with its cloud services.

Senior Director of Mayo Clinic Business Development, Eric Harnisch stated that the joint project will involve copies of medical records of Mayo Clinic patients and other information being uploaded and stored to the Google Cloud. This procedure is expected to utilize 12 to 36 months to complete.

Epic Systems, which acquired electronic health records of Mayo Clinic last year, would still be storing the primary records in its Verona data center in Wisconsin with backups to be stored at its West Circle Drive Northwest based Rochester data center.

This new Google collaboration will involve records such as videos, some reports as well as scans that are stored separately by Mayo Clinic from the Epic Systems’ data. This move means that the Google project will eventually bring all medical data copies into a single cloud for analysis.

Once the medical scans, records and the rest of the information is uploaded to the cloud, Google and Mayo Clinic will utilize advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to evaluate it for researchers and clinicians to use.

Mayo Clinic and Google both claim that this move won’t endanger privacy of patients and will eventually enhance patient care.

Aashima Gupta, who leads the Google Cloud’s health care solutions, stated that Mayo Clinic would still control the involved data and also hold the keys to the information. Gupta added that Mayo would choose what data to upload and is the only one that can access it.

 

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