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Inside Google Health's struggle to refocus, regain trust, navigate healthcare, and make money

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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In 2018, Google reorganized many of its balkanized health efforts under one roof.
Under the name Google Health, it's now a team of just under 600, Business Insider has learned, with a bold mission to organize the world's health information. Many of its scientists would like to see artificial intelligence "democratize" access to care, and build search tools help doctors sift through medical information swiftly.
But healthcare is a big and complicated industry.
Google Health's work with search and clinical tools is promising , but it's early and the group leans heavily...
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Google's secretive healthcare business wants to organize the world's health information, but insiders describe how turf wars and trust issues are hamstringing the operation

Google's secretive healthcare business wants to organize the world's health information, but insiders describe how turf wars and trust issues are hamstringing the operation

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Health was always on Larry Page's mind.
The Google cofounder often spoke about his dream that Google's ability to organize the world's information might one day save lives.
"Imagine you had the ability to search people's medical records in the US, and any medical researcher could do this," he told an audience at a KV CEO summit in 2014. "I imagine that would save 10,000 lives in the first year."
But Page, who had been diagnosed with vocal-cord paralysis, also appeared frustrated at the regulations and privacy restrictions placed around health information.
Just two...
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