logo
Plus   Neg
Share
Email

WSJ : Google To Appoint CEO Of Geisinger Health To Lead Heath-care Efforts

Google is expected to name a prominent hospital-system CEO to a newly created role overseeing the tech company's health-care efforts, the Wall street journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

David Feinberg is moving to the new Google health-care post after helming the Geisinger Health System, which includes a hospital system and health plan based in Pennsylvania and also operating in New Jersey.

Geisinger, of Danville, Pa., was a pioneer in the use of electronic health records and other digital medical data.

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has launched various efforts in health care over the years with mixed success. Google Health, its first attempt to create an electronic health-records database, launched in 2008 but was closed in 2011 after it failed to catch on with consumers and health-care providers.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Shares of General Electric Co. are rising more than 10 percent on Thursday after the industrial conglomerate said it plans to establish a new, independent company focused on building a comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT software portfolio. In addition, longtime bearish analyst Stephen Tusa of J.P. Morgan upgraded shares of GE to neutral. Apple Inc. said Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to build a new corporate campus in North Austin that will eventually create 15,000 jobs. Further, the tech giant announced plans to establish new offices and expand to over 1,000 employees each in three cities - Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California. In January, Apple said it will create over 20,000 jobs over the next five years. German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's Alibaba Cloud, banking giant Citi and 13 other organizations have joined Hyperledger Blockchain project, an open source collaborative effort aimed to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hyperledger, a project of The Linux Foundation that started less than three years ago, is a multi-project.
Follow RTT