Intelligent CIO North America Issue 27 - Page 65


LifePoint Health and Google Cloud to transform healthcare delivery in US communities

LifePoint Health , a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to Making Communities Healthier , and Google Cloud have announced a multi-year strategic partnership to transform healthcare delivery in communities across the US through LifePoint ' s implementation of Google Cloud ' s Healthcare Data Engine ( HDE ).

“ The ability to deliver next-generation care comes from effectively combining clinical expertise with the latest technological advancements – not solely one or the other ,” said David Dill , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LifePoint Health .
Cloud HDE , so we can enhance how we deliver the right care to our patients at the right time and through the right channels . This partnership is a meaningful milestone in our pursuit of advancing communitybased care and we look forward to working with Google to fulfil our mission of Making Communities Healthier .”
Google Cloud ' s HDE aggregates and organises data from multiple sources , including medical records , clinical trials and research data – and for LifePoint , this data is used only for the benefit of a patient ' s healthcare provider . cloud environment . Backed by Google Cloud ' s highly scalable and secure managed services that support HIPAA compliance and leverage BigQuery for robust processing , HDE will help LifePoint Health create new digital solutions and care models , interoperate with innovative thirdparty solutions and ensure consistent care across its facilities nationwide .
This collaboration will bring best-in-class technology to a wide range of communities outside urban areas , extending LifePoint care teams ' reach outside of the traditional four walls of the hospital .
“ We are excited to combine the highquality clinical care and scale of LifePoint ' s diversified healthcare network with the innovation , agility and security of Google
The solution helps clinicians gain near realtime , holistic views of patient longitudinal records and provides advanced analytics and AI in a secure , compliant and scalable
As a result , patients can receive topquality care close to home instead of having to travel to larger cities where healthcare innovation has traditionally been concentrated . By leveraging cutting-edge technology solutions , the partnership will help improve quality , increase access and ensure equitable care for patients in ZIP Codes of all sizes and demographics , across the healthcare continuum .
" LifePoint Health is fundamentally changing how healthcare is delivered at the community level ," said Thomas Kurian , CEO of Google Cloud . " Bringing data together from hundreds of sources and applying AI and Machine Learning to it will unlock the power of data to make real-time decisions – whether it is around resource utilization , identifying high-risk patients , reducing physician burnout or other critical needs ."
Through the partnership , LifePoint and Google Cloud will seek to address significant industry challenges , including traditionally siloed data within healthcare systems , limited data interoperability for both in-person and virtual settings and access to high-quality healthcare . p
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