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3M, Google unit team up for population-health management tech

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Companies are pilling into population-health management.

MedCity News reports that on Oct. 10, and only  an hour after Siemens Healthineers announced a deal with IBM Watson Health, “3M Health Information Systems said it was teaming with the Google-affiliated Verily Life Sciences to develop technology to support population-health management. Both partnerships will focus on financial as well as clinical aspects of the field.”

But,  whereas  in  the case of Siemens, the IBM partnership “marks the German company’s entry into the field of population health management. 3M already is operating in that segment, albeit mostly on the fringes.

“Verily, formerly called Google Life Sciences, will contribute its advanced analytics capabilities to St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M’s existing offerings in data coding and risk stratification….”

“In both partnerships …the participants will be building new technologies as they try to take a bite out of the growing market for IT to support value-based care.”

To read the MedCity News article, please hit this link.

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