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Change Healthcare joins with Google Cloud to enable collaborative care & data infrastructure

changehealthcare_logofinalChange Healthcare announced Nov. 26 a strategic relationship with Google Cloud that leverages the two companies’ respective strengths to develop innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. Change Healthcare’s deep clinical knowledge and extensive expertise in healthcare imaging, combined with Google Cloud’s capabilities in artificial intelligence, analytics, and infrastructure, has the potential to help enable real-time collaborative care and augmented radiology workflows.

Change Healthcare and Google Cloud will work on technology solutions to meet the challenges that healthcare providers face today and in the future. Change Healthcare is exploring how Google Cloud’s machine-learning technology can help uncover actionable insights for healthcare providers. Change Healthcare is extending its capabilities in combination with Google Cloud’s G Suite to create solutions that aim to connect care teams, no matter where they are located. These combined solutions built on Google Cloud Platform have the potential to provide a scalable data infrastructure that better supports the needs of healthcare providers with more relevant, pervasive, and cost-effective solutions.

“Change Healthcare is positioned to transform the value that imaging brings to healthcare providers. By working with Google Cloud in this strategic collaboration, we are poised to accelerate that transformation,” said Erkan Akyuz, executive vice president and president for Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions, Change Healthcare. “In today’s dynamic healthcare industry, providers are looking for new ways to improve patient care. That is why Change Healthcare will be working with Google Cloud to introduce innovative technologies and solutions to address the challenges healthcare providers face both today and in the future.”

The relationship between Change Healthcare and Google Cloud will help enable easier and more natural collaboration for caregivers and provide deeper insights through pragmatic machine-learning solutions. These capabilities will be built on a broad cloud-based imaging data infrastructure that has the potential to be more cost-effective and reliable than other solutions available today. Change Healthcare’s ecosystem of technology, processes, and expertise can help its customers reduce costs, increase effectiveness, and may ultimately help improve patient and provider outcomes.

“Change Healthcare is a well-established leader in healthcare innovations, and we are excited by the opportunity that this strategic relationship offers to the industry,” said Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, Healthcare, Google Cloud. “We look forward to working with Change Healthcare to help them serve their customers, which include some of the largest and most complex healthcare providers.”