Google’s Artificial Intelligence Arm To Make Medical Technology Push
In other health IT news, a San Francisco-based electronic medical records company is reportedly putting itself up for sale as it struggles to find a place in the market.
Google's DeepMind Forms Health Unit To Build Medical Software
The collaboration is part of a larger push by Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent, into health technology and research. The Mountain View, California-based company also operates a life-sciences research group called Verily and has backed an anti-aging company called Calico, while Google itself conducts basic scientific research. It has also built a dedicated cloud computing system for use by U.K.-based health-care organizations, separate from Google’s main infrastructure. (Clark, 2/24)
The San Francisco Business Times:
Is Practice Fusion The Latest Wanna-Be Unicorn To Bite The Dust?
Is Practice Fusion, the San Francisco-based electronic medical records software company, the latest wanna-be unicorn to fall far short of its original promise? The political website Politico is reporting, based on unnamed "multiple sources," that Practice Fusion is "putting itself up for sale." High on the list of "desired suitors is fellow cloud-based EHR firm athenahealth," one unidentified source told Politico. (Rauber, 2/25)