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Google patent indicates plans to develop EHR to predict patients’ clinical outcomes

October 3, 2019

Google appears to have plans to develop its own electronic health record (EHR) for clinicians that gathers patients’ medical records and then leverages machine learning to predict clinical outcomes, according to a patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.

First reported by Politico today, the patent application was filed back in August 2017. Among the inventors on the application are more than 20 Google employees, particularly from the Google Brain team, or its artificial intelligence division, including AI head Jeffrey Dean.

The 40-page application describes a new computer system, with a healthcare provider-facing interface, that predicts and summarizes medical events from EHRs.

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