Source: Transforming healthcare in the cloud through data, analytics, and machine learning from Google Cloud
From electronic health records to medical imaging, healthcare is an industry with an unprecedented amount of data. At Google Cloud, we want to help more healthcare organizations turn this data into health breakthroughs, through better care and more streamlined operations. Over the past year, we’ve enhanced Google Cloud offerings with healthcare in mind, expanded our compliance coverage, and welcomed new customers and partners. Here’s a look at a few milestones along the way.
Welcoming new healthcare customers to Google Cloud
The challenges of healthcare are increasingly data challenges—creating it, storing it, and analyzing it to find meaningful insights. This year we welcomed many new healthcare customers to Google Cloud, and we’re continually inspired by how these customers use data to benefit both patients and providers. Here are a few examples:
We’re excited to see how these and other organizations in the healthcare space utilize data to solve their most pressing challenges.
Working with partners for better patient outcomes
Our Google Cloud partners play a critical role in helping healthcare providers and organizations embrace and evolve their cloud strategies. Today, we are pleased to announce several new partnerships established to accelerate our commitment to data interoperability.
We’ve also made great strides with other technology partners within the healthcare ecosystem.
Unlocking the power of data with our products
At Google Cloud, we’re always looking to expand our healthcare product offerings—and help our customers do the same. Many organizations host datathon events as a way to collaboratively tackle data challenges and quickly iterate on new solutions or predictive models. To help, we’re announcing the Healthcare Datathon Launcher, which provides a secure computing environment for datathons. And if you want to learn how to do clinical analysis, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has just launched a Clinical Data Science specialization on Coursera, with 6 online courses, giving you hands-on experience with Google Cloud.
Additionally, we’ve enhanced our healthcare offerings in numerous ways over the past year, including making radiology datasets publicly availableto researchers with the Google Healthcare API, and hosting over 70 public datasets from the Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) and NIH. With these datasets, researchers can quickly begin to test hypotheses and conduct experiments by running analytic workloads on GCP—without the need to worry about IT infrastructure and management.
Helping healthcare providers meet their security and compliance needs
Security and compliance are fundamental concerns for healthcare providers, and are among Google Cloud’s topmost priorities. To date, more than three dozen Google Cloud Platform products and services enable HIPAA compliance, including Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and most recently, Apigee Edge and AutoML Natural Language. In addition, Google Cloud Platform and G Suite are HITRUST CSF certified. Google Cloud is also committed to supporting compliance with requirements such as the GDPR, PIPEDA, and more. We recently published a whitepaper on Handling Healthcare Data in the UK that provides an overview of NHS information governance requirements.
This week at HIMSS, throughout speaking sessions and within our booth (#2221), we’re highlighting the inspiring ways our customers and partners are using Google Cloud to positively transform healthcare . We’ll also be sharing more on products and services we’ve designed specifically for our healthcare customers’ needs and with security and compliance top of mind. Finally, we are thrilled that Aashima Gupta, Google Cloud’s Director of Healthcare Solutions, has been recognized by HIMSS as one of 2019’s most influential women in health IT for her contributions in this space. Come see her and our many other speakers throughout the event.