Data Science

Google announces Cloud Healthcare API to unlock health data

Using open standards, vendor seeks to address industrys interoperability challenges, says Eric Schmidt. Search engine giant Google on Monday announced a new cloud-based application programming interface aimed at addressing the interoperability challenges that continue to dog the healthcare industry.Googles Cloud Healthcare API is meant to extract data from electronic health records and other proprietary data

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Big pharma, big data: why drugmakers want your health records

Studying such real-world evidence offers manufacturers a powerful tool to prove the value of their drugs – something Roche (ROG.S) aims to leverage, for example, with last months $2 billion purchase of Flatiron Health.Real-world evidence involves collecting data outside traditional randomized clinical trials, the current gold standard for judging medicines, and interest in the field

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