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Google Cloud and NTT Data Services to Develop Digital Cloud and AI Tools


The partnership aims for more efficiency and reduced costs for providers and health plans.

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Google Cloud and NTT Data Services will develop digital offerings in the cloud, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient experience, through a partnership announced today.

“By collaborating with Google, we’ll work to solve industry issues with innovative solutions that provide new insights, create a healthcare experience similar to the retail models that consumers expect, improve the quality of care while reducing cost and driving better outcomes for healthcare organizations,” said Alan Hughes, MBA, president of global healthcare and life science at NTT Data Services.

Google Cloud and NTT Data Services, an IT service management company, are aiming to increase efficiency and reduce costs for providers and health plans, according to the announcement. The solutions could help health plans better engage with members and providers in an environment of rapidly changing payment models, regulations and technology.

Last month, NTT Data Services became a Google Cloud Premier Partner, which was the result of a multi-year collaboration and joint cloud investments between the two organizations.

NTT Data Services is focused on accelerating value-based care by providing technology, infrastructure, application, business process and security services that make the healthcare industry more efficient, according to the company.

And earlier this year, Google and Sanofi announced the companies were working to establish a virtual Innovation Lab to transform healthcare delivery. Sanofi’s IT team started using the Google Cloud Platform to leverage automation, scalability and agility to simplify Sanofi’s legacy management.

“There is a significant need for patients, providers and health plan administrators to have better access to clinical data and decision support,” Hughes said.

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