A search engine for doctors, artificial intelligence and YouTube are at the heart of the company’s strategy.
The health sector has become a priority axis of the strategy of the Web giants. Google unveiled several lines of thought at the conference “The Future of Healthcare”, which was held in late October in Las Vegas. The most striking? A search engine project dedicated to doctors.
It would give them access to patient health records in a few clicks. David Feinberg, director of Google Health, explained that the goal was to simplify the work of doctors by considerably reducing bureaucratic tasks. The idea is not to make a diagnosis instead of the health professional, but to allow him to spend less time on administrative tasks.
But Google does not lose the north and also wants to improve the relevance of data available on its search engine. It is also about improving the quality of health videos published on YouTube to make it a reliable support and widely consulted by the medical profession. “ Your doctor will be able to go to YouTube before you operate… it will allow him to learn about the practices of other specialists, ” said Feinberg.
Google also wants a better response time thanks to artificial intelligence. Feinberg gives as an example the treatment of renal failure. The AI is capable of analyzing 600,000 variables, so it can predict with 90% accuracy when a patient is on dialysis.