Google Cloud’s health strategy, NIH’s Covid data dilemma, & rumored telehealth mergers

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What to watch: Google’s attempts to monetize AI in health 

The search giant is taking a stab at monetizing its artificial intelligence for health care markets through a new deal with iCAD, a cancer therapy company that plans to license Google Health’s breast cancer detection and risk prediction models and incorporate them into its clinical practice. Using Google’s AI Model — and its cloud infrastructure, which I’ll share more about later — could boost adoption of iCAD’s broader cancer detection services, an executive said in a press release.

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