HCA Healthcare on Wednesday announced a new multi-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud focused on process improvement based on analytics and digital transformation. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WHY IT MATTERS
The Nashville-based partnership between the cloud giant and the HCA, with its 186 hospitals and 2,000 outpatient centers across the country, aims to build “next-generation operating models focused on useful information and workflows. improved, “according to health care officials.
The goal is to build and refine new workflows and innovate in support of clinical decisions to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
Beyond that, the collaboration aims to empower doctors and nurses with deeper knowledge, using 90,000 mobile devices already running software from HCA’s PatientKeeper and Mobile Heartbeat teams, with analysis and alerts that can keep them informed of changes in the condition of patients.
Google Cloud and HCA will also look for new improvements based on data on human resources, physical plants, supply chain and other financial and operational areas, they say.
Priority will also be given to privacy and security, according to HCA officials, as the healthcare system relies on patient data (it has 32 million meetings a year) to help improve support for its 140,000 nurses and doctors. .
The deal will leverage the Google Cloud Healthcare and BigQuery API, its fully supported database for HL7v2 and FHIRv4 data standards.
THE GREAT TREND
HCA has been putting behind its data and analysis efforts lately. Earlier this year, he announced the formation of a new data consortium with AHRQ that would allow other health systems and health plans, such as Johns Hopkins, Duke, Harvard Pilgrim and others, to access the data record of the ‘HCA to improve COVID-19 and public. research health and help increase patient outcomes.
Researchers are studying retrospective studies to evaluate the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 treatments, examining why certain clinical outcomes occur, and developing new predictive models. The goal is to allow new clinical trials in the future.
Meanwhile, Google Cloud has continued to innovate its AI-based analytics work, as in the two new tools it introduced six months ago to help healthcare and life sciences organizations analyze unstructured text volumes: Healthcare Natural Language API and AutoML Entity Extraction for Healthcare.
IN THE REGISTER
“Next-generation care demands support for data science-based decisions, so we can focus more acutely on safe, efficient, and effective patient care,” said Sam Hazen , CEO of HCA Healthcare. “We see partnerships with leading organizations, such as Google Cloud, that share our passion for innovation and continuous improvement as fundamental to our efforts.”
“The cloud can be an accelerator for healthcare innovation, particularly to drive data interoperability, which is critical to streamlining operations and providing better quality of care to improve patient outcomes,” added Thomas Kurian, CEO from Google Cloud.
“We are honored to partner with HCA Healthcare in this unique opportunity to take the lead in advancing care through the power of real-time data availability to support clinical workflows. and operational “.
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