Google and Ascension Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Outcomes and Experience

Partnering with Google will help Ascension to advance its mission of providing personalized and compassionate care to all, especially those who are most vulnerable and living in poverty.

Google, a US multinational technology company that specializes in internet-related services and products, and Ascension, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the US, have entered into a healthcare transformation partnership. According to Ascension’s recent news release, all work related to the engagement of Ascension with Google is HIPPA compliant. The collaboration with Google will empower Ascension with new capabilities to enhance the experience of consumers, patients, caregivers, and providers. It will also help Ascension to further the progress of its mission to provide personalized and compassionate care to all, especially those who are most vulnerable and living in poverty.

“Ascension is a leader in increasing patient access to care across all backgrounds and regions, especially those in disadvantaged communities. We are proud to form partnership with them on their digital transformation. By working in partnership with leading healthcare systems like Ascension, we’re hoping to transform healthcare delivery through the power of modern productivity tools, machine learning, data analytics, and the cloud – ultimately saving lives, reducing costs, and improving outcomes,” said President, Industry Products and Solutions, Google Cloud, Tariq Shaukat.

Partnership to modernize Ascension’s infrastructure by transitioning to Google Cloud Platform

“As the healthcare environment continues to evolve rapidly, we must transform for better meeting the expectations and needs of those we serve and also our own healthcare providers and caregivers. In order to do that, we will be requiring the programmatic integration of new care models delivered through the digital services, applications, and platforms that are part of the daily experience of those we serve,” said Ascension’s Executive VP, Strategy and Innovations, Eduardo Conrado.

The partnership between Google and Ascension will help to modernize Ascension’s infrastructure through transition to the Google Cloud Platform. It will also improve the ability of Ascension associates to securely collaborate and communicate in real time as they transition to Google’s G Suite collaboration and productivity tools. Furthermore, it will enhance the efficiency of Ascension’s technology operations and streamline the engagement of consumers with healthcare.