Google has announced that it will be moving the company’s Cloud healthcare API into general availability. The API is the result of an ongoing partnership between Google and Mayo Clinic and serves to provide scalable access to unified healthcare data.
In addition to the API, Google is also providing myriad industry-specific solutions aimed at assisting companies in battling COVID-19. These solutions include virtual care and telehealth services, high-demand public health datasets, and Google Cloud research credits. All of these offerings are meant to provide broad support for the healthcare industry, with the announcement describing the impact of the API on the industry:
“For healthcare and life science organizations, gathering a unified view of FHIR, HL7v2 and DICOM data is often a herculean effort, due to complicated and siloed systems within their care environments. With the Cloud Healthcare API and our partner ecosystem, our goal is to make it as simple as possible for the industry to make informed, data-driven decisions, so that caregivers can focus on what matters most: saving lives.”