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COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Apps vs. Manual Work

2020 22 May

A milestone contact tracing software has been released by Apple-Google, but the future of its adoption is yet unclear, with some countries instead relying on manual collection of COVID-19 data.   You may also like : Will Contact Tracing Work?   This week Apple and Google have released the ‘Exposure Notification’ software, which... Read more

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Google Acquires Fitbit

2019 11 Nov

Tech giant Google's formal purchase of Fitbit, the world's second largest wearable maker, in a deal worth $2.1 billion, finally put an end to a month of rumours.   In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google's SVP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, wrote the company sees "an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well... Read more

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Google exec on Cloud potential in 2019

2019 08 Jan

While the New Year is upon us, there are certain things that will continue to play an increasing role in healthcare such as artificial intelligence (AI), telemedicine, and cloud computing.       Healthcare is witnessing an explosion in the amount of data generated from patient records (EHRs), mHealth devices, and research studies, among... Read more

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Google and Fitbit collaborate on tech and wearables

2018 09 May

Fitness wearables and apps help patients to take a more active role in their wellness and chronic disease management. While data from wearables benefit the users (patients), these are often not readily accessible to care providers who could use such data to inform treatment decisions. To address this problem, Google and Fitbit have announced a new... Read more

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Google new cloud API to address healthcare data interop challenges

2018 20 Mar

Interoperability remains a major problem when it comes to managing healthcare data. In some large hospitals, even the sharing of information between care teams is sometimes difficult because the EHR system used in one department may be different from the EHRs used in other departments. To address these interoperability concerns, Google has launched... Read more

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Google AI precision medicine tool open source

2017 12 Dec

Google has made available to the open source community its new deep-learning based technology that will be useful in broadening our knowledge of genomics. DeepVariant, developed by the Google Brain team, is designed to reconstruct the true genome sequence from high-throughput sequencing (HTS) sequencer data with significantly greater accuracy than... Read more

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Life Sciences First New Company Under Google's Alphabet

2015 22 Aug

In a blog published this morning, Google's co-founder and Alphabet President Sergey Brin announced LIfe Sciences as the first new company created under the Alphabet umbrella. This does not come as a surprise since Alphabet CEO Larry Page had already announced that life sciences and biotechnology will be a core area of focus for the newly restructured... Read more

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Google Partners with Dexcom

2015 13 Aug

After the recent big news about Google reinventing itself as Alphabet, Google has now announced that it will be partnering up with Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company. This is Google's second major diabetes venture, the first being a partnership with Novartis where both companies will be developing a smart contact lens that helps monitor glucose... Read more

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Facing Facts: Google Unveils New View of Medical Searches

2015 12 Feb

Google announced this week that it plans to improve the way that medical information is presented during online searches. One in every 20 Google searches are related to health, according to the company. The hope is that curious healthcare consumers will be better served by the dissemination of accurate, physician-verified data in an environment of... Read more

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Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

2015 29 Jan

A study in the online journal Scientific Reports claims that scientists can accurately predict how the flu will spread a week into the future. Using social network analysis, researchers at the University of California (UC) in San Diego combined traditional data with big data to boost the network’s predictive power. Corresponding author Michael... Read more