Providence, HCA, Community Health Systems: 9 new Big Tech partnerships

Health systems continue to partner with Big Tech on artificial intelligence, data analytics and mixed reality projects. Here are nine Becker's reported on in the past month.

1. Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is working with Google on its data strategy and generative AI, Becker's reported in February.

2. St. Louis-based Mercy said Feb. 22 it teamed up with Microsoft to create a generative AI-powered chatbot named "Joy" designed to act as a "super-smart assistant" for its employees.

3. Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare has been partnering with Google to use predictive analytics to better connect with patients, Becker's reported Feb. 12.

4. San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare purchased 30 Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headsets  — which run $3,500 apiece — to test for a variety of uses, including working with EHR vendor Epic to investigate healthcare applications, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Feb. 5.

5. Boston Children's Hospital launched an app Feb. 2 for the new Apple Vision Pro.

6. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai said Feb. 2 it created a new behavioral health app for the Apple Vision Pro.

7. Boston Children's Hospital and Renton, Wash.-based Providence both worked with Microsoft and OpenAI to create their own internal ChatGPT platforms, Becker's reported in February.

8. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems said Jan. 31 it is using Google Cloud technologies to introduce new generative AI features throughout its organization. 

9. Health systems using the DAX co-pilot tool from Microsoft subsidiary Nuance include Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health, Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care and Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health, the Association of American Medical Colleges reported Jan. 30.

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