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Google inks deal with major EHR vendor


Google has signed a deal to embed its technology into patient record-keeping software owned by Meditech, the nation’s third largest vendor of electronic health records. The deal, announced at HIMSS this morning, dramatically expands the distribution of Google’s Care Studio tools, which are designed to make it easier to search and summarize patient data kept in different formats and information silos. Those tools will now be embedded in Meditech’s Expanse health record software, which is used by dozens of health systems across the U.S. Google executives told Casey that the work is in its early stages, but that the end goal is a more intuitive health record that allows for seamless and timely sharing of patient information. Read the full story here.

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