Becker's Healthcare January 7, 2020
Laura Dyrda

Google has continued expanding its healthcare division, aiming to improve diagnostics and the clinician’s ability to treat patients.

But the move into healthcare had caused some controversy in how data is gathered and used. Here are 18 things to know about Google in healthcare.

1. Google reports that around 7 percent of its daily searches are health related, and it receives around 1 billion health questions every day, or 70,000 health-related searches each minute.

2. Google, Microsoft and Tencent are responsible for more than 70 percent of the deals made for digital health startups, according to CB Insights. Google is No. 1, with 57 digital health startups in its portfolio. The company’s investments have focused on genomics, clinical research, insurance...