The initiative is intended to improve delivery of patient care.
LifePoint Health is partnering with Google Cloud to improve data interoperability, patient monitoring, and virtual care throughout the multi-state healthcare network.
The multi-year strategic partnership is intended to transform healthcare delivery in communities across the United States through LifePoint's implementation of GoogleCloud's Healthcare Data Engine (HDE).
"The ability to deliver next-generation care comes from effectively combining clinical expertise with the latest technological advancements—not solely one or the other," David Dill, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Health, said in a press release. "We are excited to combine the high-quality clinical care and scale of LifePoint's diversified healthcare network with the innovation, agility, and security of Google Cloud HDE, so we can enhance how we deliver the right care to our patients at the right time and through the right channels. This partnership is a meaningful milestone in our pursuit of advancing community-based care, and we look forward to working with Google to fulfill our mission of making communities healthier."
Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, LifePoint Health currently encompasses 89 health systems and 170 additional sites of care in 30 states with more than $6 billion in revenues.
Google Cloud's HDE combines and organizes data from multiple sources, including medical records, clinical trials, and research data. LifePoint will use this data to help the patient's care provider.
HDE grants clinicians near real-time, holistic views of patient longitudinal records, and provides advanced analytics and AI in a secure, compliant, and scalable cloud environment. Google Cloud managed services support HIPAA compliance and leverage Google's BigQuery multicloud data warehouse for robust processing.
LifePoint Health said HDE will help it create digital solutions and care models, interoperate with innovative third-party solutions, and ensure consistent care across more than 60 acute care facilities, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the nation.
As an example of the interoperability challenges to be overcome, EHR data throughout LifePoint Health exists in many disparate EHR systems, the companies said.
The companies said they share a steadfast commitment to assuring patient data privacy and security, through HDE's reliable infrastructure and secure data storage, along with LifePoint Health's security, privacy controls and processes.
Scott Mace is a contributing writer for HealthLeaders.