Big tech and hospitals: a match made in heaven?

No commitment issues here—Google and Mayo Clinic announced a 10-year collaboration to put Mayo’s patient data in the cloud, expand AI capabilities, and build a Google office in Rochester. We’ve seen a slew of such partnerships as big tech vies for healthcare’s cloud business nationwide. Meanwhile, Apple launched three new studies with leading medical researchers to explore whether its Watch is a meaningful tool for monitoring women’s health, hearing, and mobility.

Next week, we’re diving into the future of healthcare at our eighth Rock Health Summit. Follow along on Twitter at #RHSUM. Want to be part of the magic? We’re hiring.


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