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If the pieces come together, Google will be as omnipresent in health care as it is on the internet — a new gateway that will offer faster, easier access to information and insights on patients in a $8.5 trillion global industry.

Its cloud services division is already deeply enmeshed in this work, launching projects to improve how doctors and hospitals manage and exchange health data, and how they use it to predict medical problems and direct health systems’ resources.

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