Google’s ‘Predictive EHR’ Uses Machine Learning to Forecast Health Events

The US Patent and Trademark Office on January 31 published Google’s patent application for a “deep machine learning” system that uses longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) data to predict future health events.

The clinical decision support system can also help physicians identify patients who are most in need of help and can display the key clinical markers that underlie the predictions, according to Google.

Google announced the concept last May and filed the patent application in July. The Patent Office has not yet granted a patent for the predictive EHR system.