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… Verily Life Sciences advances further into patient care with population health initiatives with the Veterans Administration Health System and Atrius Health …



John G. Baresky

Alphabet and Verily Life Sciences advancing further into patient care data analytics

Alphabet ( NASDAQ: GOOGL ) announced its Verily Life Sciences business unit is collaborating with California Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Atrius Health, a nonprofit health-care organization based in Auburndale, Massachusetts.

The partnerships involve population health initiatives to improve patient care while reducing costs through a combination of data-driven insights, data access and query applications that provide insights sooner for clinicians to act on.

California Veterans Administration Health System Palo Alto

The California VA initiative centers on three aspects of patient care:

  • Alcohol withdrawal treatment
  • Knee replacements
  • Heart attacks

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) has three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. The VAPAHCS teaching hospital provides a full range of patient care services including pharmacy, surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, extended care and other specialties.

VAPAHCS operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary to serve over 67,000 enrolled veterans.

The Veterans Health Administration is the largest healthcare system in the country. The learnings and successes realized through the Verily Life Sciences initiative will be applied to other VA facilities across the United States.

Atrius Health

The Atrius Health project involves heart failure data and other patient health information analytics to gain insights that improve interventions. Its goal is to improve heart failure patient care by enhancing patient monitoring and other care support. The goal is to avoid ongoing cardiovascular episodes that result in emergency room visits and further aspects of acute critical care.

Atrius Health cares for 745,000 adult and pediatric patients at 31 medical practice locations in eastern Massachusetts. Their staff is comprised of 715 physicians and primary care providers plus 425 additional clinicians with their home health and hospice healthcare units.

Alphabet is growing its clinical and business healthcare enterprises

The VA Health System and Atrius Health partnerships are just two of many healthcare initiatives Alphabet and its subsidiaries Google Health and Verily Life Sciences are involved with.

Healthcare is an ideal industry for Alphabet to apply its advanced precision analytics and data management resources in. They have the ability to engage intricate, niche-focused needs as well as big data challenges on a global basis.

Through working with large health systems like Altius and the VA, Verily gains experience that it can invest in driving its own innovation while building a name for itself that will help it earn new healthcare business opportunities in the future.

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