Flywheel to integrate Google Cloud solutions into its imaging informatics platform

Flywheel, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based research informatics company, has announced a new partnership with Google Cloud to provide researchers an increased selection of solutions through its platform.

The partnership involves integrating Google’s Cloud Healthcare Application Programming Interface (API) with Flywheel’s medical imaging informatics platform. Flywheel will be incorporating such solutions as Google Cloud’s BigQuery, an enterprise data warehouse for large-scale analytics, and Google Cloud’s AutoML Vision API, which develops comprehensive workflow for artificial intelligence (AI) models, into its platform. The new platform will include support for DICOM, HL7 and FHIR standards.

“Flywheel’s application of cloud collaborative science with Google Cloud’s machine learning for AI training workflow creates a breakthrough clinical research platform,” according to a prepared statement from Flywheel.

Travis Richardson, CEO of Flywheel, spoke in the same statement about the new partnership.

“With our partners at Google Cloud, we are delivering an innovative research platform to meet the needs of imaging center directors, principal investigators, and clinical research institutions seeking to establish a scalable infrastructure for machine learning, advanced imaging research, and secure collaboration to advance science, and ultimately, precision medicine,” Richardson said.