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September 6, 2019/News Releases

“Hey Google, ask Cleveland Clinic for today’s tips”

Cleveland Clinic health information now available with Google Assistant

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Health and wellness information from Cleveland Clinic is now as close as one’s smart devices, via Google Assistant.

With simple voice commands – such as, “Hey Google, ask Cleveland Clinic for today’s tips” or “Hey Google, talk to Cleveland Clinic” – users are able to get health and wellness content designed to encourage preventive care.

The content is available on Google Home and Google Assistant-enabled devices, such as phones, speakers, cars, TVs and wearables, including all Android devices and iOS 10 or higher iPhones and iPads.

Each day, users can access up to three new tips – nutrition, common concerns and healthy habits – with a voice prompt. In addition to health tips, the Google Assistant app will provide users a text summary and link to the corresponding post on the enterprise’s consumer blog Health Essentials.

“People are searching for easy-to-find, timely health information from a trusted source. Cleveland Clinic on Google Assistant provides that,” said Paul Matsen, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. “With your smart device, you can have daily access to health tips from Cleveland Clinic experts.”

Examples of content include:

  • Nutrition: “More people are addicted to sugar than you might think! Cleveland Clinic experts say the average adult consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s a lot more than the 5 teaspoons a day women should have, or the 9 teaspoons for men. Put it in perspective: one can of soda alone contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. So kick your sugar habit!”
  • Healthy Habits: “If you are stressed at work, or suffering from afternoon slump, try yoga! Office yoga can help you get through a crazy day. Cleveland Clinic experts say yoga can lower your blood pressure, increase serotonin and decrease cortisol. So answer your email, then strike a seated mountain pose.”

Cleveland Clinic collaborated with software studio Myplanet to develop the hospital system’s Google Action capabilities.

The Cleveland Clinic Google Action health tips are intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 81,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,743 salaried physicians and researchers, and 20,160 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,690-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, 276 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2023, there were 13.7 million outpatient encounters, 323,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 301,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 132 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CleClinicNews. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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