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Bayer and Google Cloud to accelerate development of AI-powered radiology applications

by Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | April 10, 2024
Artificial Intelligence Health IT
In a move aimed at enhancing radiology services, Bayer has partnered with Google Cloud to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Announced at Cloud Next '24 in Las Vegas, the collaboration focuses on leveraging Google Cloud's generative AI tools to accelerate the development and deployment of AI-powered healthcare applications, with a primary focus on radiology.

The initiative seeks to address the pressing challenges in building scalable and compliant AI-powered medical imaging software. By utilizing Google Cloud's advanced data security capabilities, the partnership aims to fast-track the creation of innovative solutions that could have a profound impact on patient care.

Nelson Ambrogio, president of radiology at Bayer, highlighted the critical role of radiology in healthcare and the urgency to develop scalable solutions that improve patient outcomes. Bayer's longstanding history in radiology innovation, combined with Google Cloud's technological prowess, promises to transform healthcare data into actionable insights, thereby enhancing the efficiency of radiologists.

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, emphasized the potential of generative AI in reducing clinician burnout by automating repetitive tasks and analyzing vast data sets, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

With medical imaging data representing approximately 90% of all healthcare data, the collaboration addresses a crucial need for supportive AI tools capable of managing and analyzing this data efficiently. Bayer's innovation platform, built on Google Cloud, is designed to streamline the journey from product idea to launch, encompassing data analysis, solution development, and regulatory compliance, with a focus on medical imaging.

The partnership builds upon Bayer and Google Cloud's longstanding relationship, extending beyond medical imaging to include drug discovery and patient diagnosis, embodying a shared commitment to utilizing responsible AI in transforming patient care globally.

Bayer, a leader in radiology with a €2bn sales portfolio in 2023, and Google Cloud, with its comprehensive AI and technology solutions, are set to make significant strides in improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and accelerating innovation in the healthcare industry. This collaboration marks a step forward in the responsible adoption of AI, promising to deliver greater accuracy and speed in diagnostics and patient care.

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