Tech Giants in Healthcare
Tech Giants in Healthcare
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Tech Giants in Healthcare

Last updated on 2018-09-18

About the Book

Big tech companies like Amazon, Google/Alphabet, Apple, IBM and Microsoft are taking their move into healthcare and medicine seriously. They are developing new, health-related features on their platforms. They are also teaming up with research institutions and developers to create new tools for patients, doctors and other stakeholder in medicine – and they are heavily investing in partnerships with start-ups or launching new ventures. This guide details how and why the move of the big tech companies happens to healthcare.

About the Author

Bertalan Mesko
Bertalan Mesko

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist. A geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.

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About the Contributors

Nóra Radó
Nóra Radó

Editor-in-chief at The Medical Futurist

Table of Contents

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Other Tech Companies Are Aiming for New Horizons. 5

1.    The Googlization of Healthcare. 6

a)    The Alphabet of Investment 7

b)    Patents, partnerships, and collaborations. 7

c)    Verily Life Sciences. 8

d)    Google Genomics. 9

e)    Google and artificial intelligence: Google A.I. and Deepmind. 9

f)     Calico and longevity. 11

g)    Google Fit and Wear OS by Google. 12

The Health&Tech, alias HIT Index. 12

2.    Apple’s soft(wared) entering. 13

a)    Apple Health & HealthKit 14

b)    ResearchKit & CareKit 15

c)    Apple Watch. 16

Apple’s HIT Index. 16

3.    Microsoft: operating a system for healthcare?. 17

a)    Healthcare NExT and artificial intelligence. 18

b)    Cloud computing services for healthcare. 19

c)    Microsoft Genomics and projects in precision medicine. 20

d)    Bringing more cybersecurity in healthcare. 21

e)    Hololens and mixed reality. 21

f)     Telehealth solutions. 22

Microsoft’s HIT Index. 22

4.    The Amazon-ing of healthcare. 22

a)    Expectations about disrupting pharma. 23

b)    Artificial intelligence solutions, Amazon Web Services, and healthcare. 24

c)    Amazon Alexa as the future health chatbot 25

Amazon’s HIT Index. 26

6) IBM and artificial intelligence. 26

a)    IBM Watson for Genomics. 28

b)    IBM Watson for Oncology. 28

c)    Medical Sieve. 29

IBM’s HIT Index. 29

7) Uber and medical transportation. 30

8) Samsung and Medtech. 30

9) Sony for better surgery and medical education. 31

10) Intel and predictive analytics in healthcare. 31

11) Facebook and medical data. 32

12) Alibaba for pharmacy service and A.I. 32

Tech companies’ worst nightmares: privacy issues, compliance, ethics. 32

Conclusion. 35

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