Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mayo Clinic is teaming up with Google for a long-term high-tech project.

The Rochester-based health care institution today announced it has selected Google for a 10-year strategic partnership aimed at redefining how health care is delivered and speed up health care innovation. A news release says Google will be the cornerstone of the Mayo Clinic's digital transformation, which will include advanced cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

"Data-driven medical innovation is growing exponentially, and our partnership with Google will help us lead the digital transformation in health care," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "It will empower us to solve some of the most complex medical problems; better anticipate the needs of people we serve; and meet them when, where and how they need us. We will share our knowledge and expertise globally while caring for people locally and always do it with a human touch."

The Mayo Clinic is stressing that, while Google will secure and store its data while working with Mayo to apply artificial intelligence and other cloud computing technologies, Mayo will continue to control access and use of its patient data. The news release states Mayo will manage access to all data using rigorous and long-standing institutional controls.