Mayo Clinic and Google: COVID-19 shows the importance of data liquidity

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

This past September, the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic announced a ten-year partnership with Google to advance the health system's cloud-based artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Six months later, the shape of healthcare had changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – and so had many of Mayo's priorities.

"This was an opportunity for us to really test this model in an urgent setting," said Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Cris Ross in a complimentary HIMSS Learning Center presentation this week.

"What could we do to leverage even our earliest work to try to get insights into the course of the disease of [COVID19] and to...

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