A partnership between Google Cloud and Epic will allow hospitals employing the products of the provider of electronic health records to move their records to the cloud.
Through the agreement, cloud environments for health systems now have another choice. According to Google Cloud representatives, the platform will provide new capabilities to increase productivity, improve patient care, and secure data.
Hackensack Meridian Health, situated in New Jersey, will be the first healthcare organization to transfer its Epic records to Google Cloud. According to a statement from Hackensack CEO Robert Garrett, the change will make it easier for the 17-hospital system to leverage technology like analytics and artificial intelligence while gaining the advantages of cloud security.
A significant EHR vendor can help cloud enterprises increase their provider network. This is especially true for Epic, which, according to KLAS Research, dominates 33% of the U.S. hospital market.
This is not Google’s first collaboration with a significant EHR company. The business revealed earlier this year that it was integrating its search and summarization technologies into a health record kept by Meditech, the third-largest vendor among U.S. hospitals and an EHR vendor.