Hackensack, Google expand partnership to improve patient care
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Hackensack expands partnership with Google to transform patient care

21 Oct 2021 (Last Updated October 21st, 2021 16:04)

Hackensack Meridian Health became one of the first health systems to use Chrome OS devices across clinical environments.

Hackensack expands partnership with Google to transform patient care
Google Cloud and Hackensack Meridian Health will collaborate to deploy AI/ML solutions to assist in newborn screenings. Credit: Aditya Romansa on Unsplash.

US-based non-profit healthcare organisation Hackensack Meridian Health has expanded its partnership with Google for improving patient care.

As part of this partnership with Google Cloud, Hackensack Meridian intends to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies in screening and detection areas for transforming the way healthcare is delivered to patients across New Jersey.

Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett said: “Hackensack Meridian Health is always looking for new and innovative ways we can utilise technology to transform the patient experience.

“Through our collaboration with Google, we are enhancing patient care and improving health outcomes.”

The two organisations will collaborate for the deployment of AI/ML solutions to assist in screening of newborns, mammography, prostate cancer as well as for detecting sepsis and Covid-19.

Deployment Google Cloud’s AI/ML is expected to help physicians and care teams and enable them to provide even better services to their patients as well as drive operational efficiencies.

Hackensack Meridian Health chief physician executive Daniel W Varga said: “Google Cloud’s AI and ML technologies are a new frontier in medicine.

“Together, we will improve patient care, treatment precision and clinical outcomes of diseases, while increasing efficiencies that can help physicians devote more time to life-saving research and patient care.”

Recently, Hackensack Meridian Health  shifted to Google Workspace, and is claimed to be one of the first health systems in the world to use Chrome OS devices across clinical and business environments.

With the migration to Google Workspace and Chrome OS devices, Hackensack Meridian Health improved data security, practitioner productivity, and healthcare delivery.

This combination simplified tasks at the health care system, by facilitating seamless interactions between clinicians and care teams, office workers, administrators, and patients.