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Bayer & Google Cloud Collaborate to Advance AI in Healthcare Imaging

Written by : Aishwarya Sarthe

April 16, 2024

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This partnership seeks to enhance the capabilities of radiologists and improve patient outcomes by developing innovative AI-powered applications.

Bayer and Google Cloud have joined hands to advance the integration of AI into healthcare imaging processes. 

This partnership seeks to enhance the capabilities of radiologists and improve patient outcomes by developing innovative AI-powered applications.

On the collaboration, Nelson Ambrogio, president, Radiology, Bayer, said, "The need to efficiently and accurately uncover insights in healthcare imaging has never been greater." 

According to him, Bayer will continue to leverage its decades-long radiological research and innovation expertise to transform data into impactful insights to benefit patients.

What will the Partnership Offer?

Radiologists are often overwhelmed by the vast amount of medical imaging data they need to analyze daily, leading to burnout and potentially affecting patient care. 

By harnessing the power of AI, Bayer and Google Cloud aim to alleviate this burden by automating repetitive tasks and providing valuable insights from massive datasets.

Google Cloud's CEO, Thomas Kurian, highlighted the potential of Gen AI to assist clinicians in handling complex tasks and extracting insights from vast amounts of medical data. 

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive data sets, saving valuable time and positively impacting patient outcomes," CEO Kurian noted.

Bayer's innovation platform, developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, offers a comprehensive solution from idea generation to product launch. This platform provides tools for data analysis, intelligent search, and data preparation, empowering users to design breakthrough healthcare solutions.

Furthermore, developers can utilize Gen AI assistance for ideation, development, and validation of AI-powered applications while ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations. 

Additionally, Bayer's platform integrates medical imaging core lab services for clinical performance evaluation, enhancing the reliability and accuracy of diagnostic tools.

The collaboration between Bayer and Google Cloud aims to expedite developing and deploying AI-powered healthcare applications, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. 

Further, it builds upon the existing partnership between Bayer and Google Cloud, which extends across various technologies and initiatives, including drug discovery and patient diagnosis. 

In a related development, Google Cloud unveiled a suite of digital health solutions to address critical challenges in healthcare, including interoperability and the deployment of generative AI tools.

The flagship offerings introduced by Google’s Cloud division include Vertex AI Search to enable more brilliant search capabilities for healthcare data, new changes to the Healthcare Data Engine, and two additional capabilities in MedLM- its suite of foundation models.


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