The Wall Street Journal: Google strikes deal with HCA Healthcare to mine patient records to develop algorithms

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Alphabet Inc.’sGoogle and national hospital chain HCA Healthcare Inc. have struck a deal to develop healthcare algorithms using patient records, the latest foray by a tech giant into the $3 trillion healthcare sector.

Nashville, Tenn.–based HCA
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which operates across about 2,000 locations in 21 states, would consolidate and store with Google data from digital health records and internet-connected medical devices under the multiyear agreement. Google and HCA engineers will work to develop algorithms to help improve operating efficiency, monitor patients and guide doctors’ decisions, according to the companies.

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