Google's healthcare ambitions: 8 recent moves

From intense efforts to invest in digital health technology to plans that scale AI for at-home health screenings, Google continues to establish a presence in the healthcare industry. Here are eight most recent healthcare moves from the company as reported by Becker's.

  1. Google's Care Studio expanded the capabilities of its clinician-facing search tool using artificial intelligence to summarize and contextualize physicians' clinical notes.
     
  2. Google's Care Studio was integrated into Meditech's EHR platform.

  3. Google Ventures was digital health's most active investor in 2021, closing 22 deals.

  4. Google technology experts will help advise startups that join Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's 20-week AI program.

  5. Google posted three open job positions for its EHR tool, Care Studios.
     
  6. Google announced plans to roll out a feature that allows patients to view appointment availability for participating healthcare providers directly from its search page.

  7. Google's artificial intelligence natural language processing tool will be used by Mayo Clinic to better track and analyze language-based information in patients' EHRs.

  8. Google Health announced that it is working on three AI-based projects — a smartphone stethoscope, AI tech that can read prenatal ultrasounds and AI that can spot illness using the camera on a smartphone.

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